Berchtesgaden is in southeastern Germany, near the border with Austria.
Mass tourism is confined to a few popular spots, leaving the rest to nature-seekers.
Adolf Hitler had been vacationing in the Berchtesgaden area since the 1920s. He purchased a home in the Obersalzberg above the town. The Allies launched a devastating air raid on the Berchtesgaden area in the spring of 1945. Scenic Gems video.