Rossfeld Panoramic Road Near Berchtesgaden

The Rossfeld panoramic road at 1,600 m around the Obersalzberg is almost a ring road. At the top, there is a fantastic view on two sides. On the one hand the Salzach Valley, which is over 1,000 meters lower, and on the other side - the mountain Untersberg. One looks over the Marktschellen mountain out to the airport Salzburg. In fine weather you can look over Berchtesgaden, Mozart city Salzburg in the north, the Tennengau region in the east, the Tennen Mountains (German: Tennengebirge) and the Hagen Mountains (German: Hagengebirge) in the southeast, the Steinernes Meer (literally "Rocky Sea"), the Kehlstein (1,837 m), the Watzmann (2,713 m), the lake Königssee, the Hochkalter (2,607 m), the Jenner, the Lattengebirge (also sometimes called the Latten Mountains), the mountain chain Tauern, the Green Heart of Austria Styria (in the distance). Above all the view of the Hohen Göll (2,522 m) and the Kehlsteinhaus (known as the Eagle's Nest) is excellent! Who makes a holiday in Inzell should go there as well. You will be very glad to have made this "detour" (about 50 minutes by car from the hotel Gastager away).

The road is not in public hands and therefore you should pay tolls. Prices: passenger cars incl. persons - €8,50, motorcycle incl. driver and passengers - € 5,00. From Berchtesgaden train station you can go by bus 848 with the guest card for €3  (toll) up to the street. For cyclists the panoramic street is free. The climb is almost always in the forest up to 1400 vertical meters, making it a perfect cycling route even on hot summer days.

Please be careful, some drivers brakes unexpectedly to enjoy one or the other great view!

The highest panoramic road in Germany is a very winding route (maximum gradient: 13%) to the very top, and therefore it is a dream route for motorcyclists.

Park the car and take a little hike now and then! The street has about 400 parking spaces at the viewpoints and hiking paths. Next to the parking lot at Hennenköpfl is a panoramic walkway (700m, approx. 20 minutes) with the informative signs. Two mountain inns and a kiosk invite you to rest and retreat. If you feel like it, you can climb up to the Purtscheller Alpine Club Hut (1,692 m). The panoramic road is also an ideal starting point for a mountain hike to the Eagle's Nest (1,834 m).

Of course, it is worth it to drive the road when the weather is nice. On the website www.rossfeldpanoramastrasse.de you can preview the webcam images.

The panoramic road in front of the mighty Göll massif has two driveways: The south driveway starts at the Klaushöhe on the Obersalzberg and the north driveway begins in Berchtesgaden-Oberau.

The Rossfeld scenic road is passable even in winter. The Roßfeld is a great family ski area in Berchtesgadener Land with various lifts and an about 6 km long downhill to Oberau. Thanks to the altitude, the Roßfeld is the most snow-sure natural snow ski region of Bavaria with three tow and two practice lifts and a separate snowboard slope.

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