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Berghotel Rehlegg, Ramsau bei Berchtesgaden

Charming hotel in breathtaking Bavarian Alps
 
The 4-star superior Rehlegg, located in an idyllic village, offers Bavarian charm and contemporary comfort combined with a relaxed and friendly environment, and excellent dining. Enjoy exploring amid alpine forests, lakes and mountains, and visit nearby Salzburg.
Berghotel Rehlegg, Ramsau bei Berchtesgaden. 7 nights
Berghotel Rehlegg, Ramsau bei Berchtesgaden. 7 nights
 

Holiday information

 

A winter holiday in Bavaria

for non-skiers
Steeped in culture and tradition, the picture-postcard village of Ramsau bei Berchtesgaden nestles alongside the Ramsauer Ache river in the heart of the Berchtesgaden National Park and is the archetypal Bavarian village. Here, amidst the snow, you’ll find fairy-tale landscapes and warm Bavarian hospitality in equal measure.

Given its natural beauty, the village has been a magnet for writers and artists since 1850, yet outside of Germany its awe-inspiring views and silent lakes remain a secret. This is partly what makes it such a special place to visit in winter, as is the fact that you needn’t be a skier to enjoy the glorious scenery – this is a place for gentle strolls, rides in chair lifts to panoramic viewpoints, boat trips across serene lakes, and horse-drawn sleigh rides through the forest…
At the Berghotel Rehlegg you’ll find a warm welcome from the Lichtmannegger family in whose hands this 4-star superior hotel has thrived for generations, morphing from family farm to gastronomic spa retreat. Situated in the village yet surrounded by meadows, the Rehlegg is a delightful blend of spa and village tavern where Bavarian charm and contemporary comfort combine to create a relaxed and friendly environment, topped off with excellent dining.
 

Our expert says

“What makes this holiday so special is that the National Park is right on your doorstep. It’s not unusual to spy a golden eagle soaring above your head. The mountain air will give you a healthy appetite and after a day exploring, the food at the hotel is simply sublime.”
Rebecca Bruce, Inntravel snow holiday expert
 

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Winter activities

There’s no fixed itinerary, so you can choose to do as much or as little as you like and explore this Bavarian idyll at your own pace.
  • Choice of routes
    High mountains, deep valleys and crystal-clear Alpine lakes define this charming, protected corner of Bavaria bordering Austria. The superb scenery attracts many walkers over the summer months, and a number of the same paths are accessible in winter, too. Several of these trails lead from Ramsau itself, while further options can be reached using the local bus service – free with your visitor’s card.

    In the detailed documentation we provide, we give an overview of our three favourite options, including the two following routes:

    Hintersee: 9.5km
    Starting from the centre of Ramsau, this lovely walk meanders alongside the River Ache and passes through an enchanted forest to reach picturesque Hintersee. Many artists and poets have found inspiration in the dramatic beauty of this lake, and reproductions of the most famous works can be found on easels that line the lake shores. Along the route, you’ll come across cosy wood-panelled Stuben (inns) where you can stop awhile – taste a local dish along with a cool Bavarian Weissbier (wheatbeer) or warm up with a decadent Zartbitter Heisse Schokolade – dark hot chocolate with whipped cream.

    Klausbachtal & Berchtesgaden National Park: 2km
    Ramsau sits on the edge of the Berchtesgaden National Park – one of the oldest protected areas in the Alps. We suggest taking the bus to Hintersee to enjoy a short walk through the trees and into the park, which is home to a number of wild animal feeding stations. Time your visit right and you could well be treated to the magical sight of wild red deer and chamois feeding in the forest! As this walk is short, it combines well with lunch at one of the restaurants or cafés surrounding Hintersee – we particularly recommend the Auzingerhof for its warm Bavarian hospitality and great cakes.
    Walk beside pretty Lake Hinter
  • Königssee & Berchtesgaden

    An idyllic lake
    Sparkling at the foot of its mountainous guardians, picturesque Königssee is an enjoyable day out and very much worth the trip. Sailing silently across the water on an electric boat is the best way to fully experience the exceptional, fjord-like scenery; this journey will take you past the beautiful church of St Bartholomä, whose onion dome reflected in the still water is the iconic image of the lake. If, in the depth of winter, the boats are unable to run, there is still the option to enjoy a beautiful walk along forested, lakeside paths to reach the Malerwindel viewpoint.

    A town of frescoed houses
    Renowned for its traditional wooden crafts, Berchtesgaden, with its frescoed buildings, shops and Marktplatz, is just a short bus ride away. From the town, look up to see the famous Eagle's Nest (Kehlsteinhaus), Hitler's mountain tea house (closed in winter), high on the summit of the Kehlstein mountain overlooking the town.
    Königssee
    Berchtesgaden's frescoed buildings
  • Mozart's city
    Ornate buildings, elegant squares and elaborate fountains – Salzburg is one of the finest Baroque cities north of the Alps, and it is just over an hour’s bus journey from Ramsau. We provide detailed, self-guided walking notes to help you get the most from your visit; these will lead you to the Residenzplatz – where you’ll find the magnificent cathedral, Bishop’s Palace and Glockenspiel, which rings its 35 bells several times daily – and to the childhood home of the city’s most famous son, one Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. We also recommend our favourite places to pause for Kaffee und Kuchen – such as the 300-year-old Café Tomaselli, a Viennese-style coffee house.
    Mozart's city
    Wander the streets of Salzburg
  • Snowshoeing, horse-drawn sleigh rides & more

    Snowshoeing
    It’s a very special experience exploring silent, wintry landscapes where the only footprint in the snow is your own. Snowshoeing gives you access to such untouched areas, and is consequently a hugely rewarding activity. It is also very easy to master – it’s simply a case of getting used to walking in the broad snowshoes.

    Horse-drawn sleigh rides
    A wonderfully relaxing way to see the local countryside is to take a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the quiet landscape of the National Park. Rides can be organised locally, and offer excellent value.

    Tobogganing
    For some fast-paced fun, ride the chair lift to Hochschwarzeck and enjoy the magnificent view from the top before zooming down the 2.3-kilometre toboggan run.

    Cross-country skiing
    Should you wish to try your hand at skiing, there are 30 kilometres of cross-country trails in the meadows above Ramsau and around nearby Schönau. Access to the trails is free of charge.
    Horse-drawn sleigh ride
 

Where you stay

Ramsau bei Berchtesgaden (altitude: 670m) is one of the most picturesque of all Bavarian villages and is situated in the heart of the Berchtesgaden National Park, where the Watzmann, Germany’s third-highest mountain, provides an impressive backdrop. It is Germany's first official 'mountaineering village', and it's said there are more mountain guides here than anywhere else in Germany. Passionate about preserving Alpine customs and traditions, this is storybook Bavaria.

The village’s strikingly picturesque parish church of Saint Sebastian graces many a postcard of Bavaria. Built in 1512, the Baroque, single onion-shaped tower topped with wooden tiles is typical of the region. Sitting alongside the river with a backdrop of the Reiteralp mountain, it has become the quintessential image of Bavaria. In the village centre you'll find a bank and ATM, a small well-equipped supermarket, a bakery, craft shops and a couple of cafés.

Please note: most beds in German hotels are normally one large base with two mattresses/duvets. We refer to these as 'Austrian Twins' and they are locally regarded to serve requests for both double and twin bedded rooms. Separate twin beds or traditional double beds with one large mattress are rare and cannot be guaranteed.
Berghotel Rehlegg
  • 4-star superior

Bedrooms

 

Options to extend or shorten your stay

 
Prices & travel
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  • 7 nights: 03 January 2021 - 14 March 2021

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Adults
    03 Jan - 31 Jan 2021 £1235
    01 Feb - 15 Feb 2021 # £1320
    16 Feb - 21 Feb 2021 £1235
    22 Feb - 07 Mar 2021 £1190
    Single traveller supplement £65

    Includes all elements of the holiday itself (accommodation, meals and any additional elements as described), plus flights (usually, but not always, from London) and onward travel as described.

    # Supplements apply on 13 & 14 Feb; please contact us for details

    Included travel: British Airways Heathrow or Gatwick to Salzburg (2h) (times vary, please contact us for details; hold luggage included), connecting transfer (0h30)

    The 'Single traveller supplement' applies for solo travellers. A supplement is also payable for a single room – see 'Additional prices' below

    Prices are subject to availability and flight supplements may apply. Book early for Christmas, New Year and school holidays. We can also book different flight routes (see flight section below). Please contact us to discuss any pricing implications.

    7 nights: 03 January 2021 - 14 March 2021

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Adults
    03 Jan - 31 Jan 2021 £1495
    01 Feb - 15 Feb 2021 £1580
    16 Feb - 21 Feb 2021 £1495
    22 Feb - 07 Mar 2021 £1445
    Single traveller supplement £65

    Includes all elements of the holiday itself (accommodation, meals and any additional elements as described), plus Eurostar and onward rail services from London St Pancras, Ebbsfleet or Ashford, plus any transfer to the hotel as described below (see 'Rail option from London' section).

    The 'Single traveller supplement' applies for solo travellers. A supplement is also payable for a single room – see 'Additional prices' below

    Prices are subject to availability and supplements may apply. Book early for Christmas, New Year and school holidays.

  • Room upgrades (supplement per room per night)

    Berghotel Rehlegg, Ramsau
    Junior suite with mountain views: 03 Jan - 14 Mar 2021 £80
    Single room: 03 Jan - 14 Mar 2021 £75
    Superior: 03 Jan - 14 Mar 2021 £40
  • RECOMMENDED AIRPORT(S):
    Salzburg (latest flight arrival time and earliest flight departure time both flexible)

    As an alternative to flying, we can arrange rail travel from London

    Travelling from the UK

    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  you may need to fly to an airport not listed here. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    Outward route Airline
    Aberdeen - Salzburg (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Belfast Intl. - Salzburg easyJet,  jet2 
    Outward route Airline
    Birmingham - Salzburg Charter (contact us),  Eurowings,  jet2 
    Birmingham - Salzburg (via Düsseldorf) Eurowings 
    Birmingham - Salzburg (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Bristol - Salzburg easyJet 
    Outward route Airline
    Nottingham East Midlands - Salzburg jet2 
    Outward route Airline
    Edinburgh - Salzburg jet2 
    Edinburgh - Salzburg (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Glasgow - Salzburg jet2 
    Glasgow - Salzburg (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Glasgow - Salzburg (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Leeds Bradford - Salzburg jet2 
    Outward route Airline
    London City - Salzburg (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Gatwick - Salzburg British Airways,  easyJet,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Heathrow - Salzburg British Airways,  Eurowings 
    Heathrow - Salzburg (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Luton - Salzburg easyJet 
    Outward route Airline
    Stansted - Salzburg Eurowings,  jet2,  Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Manchester - Salzburg British Airways,  Charter (contact us),  Eurowings,  jet2,  TUI 
    Manchester - Salzburg (via Düsseldorf) Eurowings 
    Manchester - Salzburg (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Manchester - Salzburg (via Hamburg) Eurowings 
    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  you may need to fly to an airport not listed here. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    This list of alternative flight options should be used as a guide only, and you should check each airline’s website for current routes, frequency and schedules. Not all flights operate daily, and may not run for the entire season. You should also heed the latest flight arrival time and earliest flight departure time stated above, as it may not be possible to arrange connecting travel outside these times. Our expert reservations team will be happy to offer advice if you would prefer to fly via a different route to the one included in our standard arrangements. A supplement may be payable for other flights.

  • Take high-speed trains via Brussels to Frankfurt, changing pace for the last part of the journey, during which you can watch the mountains gradually draw closer. Travel home via Stuttgart to Paris Est station, then stretch your legs with an easy 7-minute stroll to join Eurostar.

    Below we outline our recommended route, on which our 'by rail' prices are based. If you would prefer an alternative route, perhaps by sleeper train, our rail specialists will be happy to tailor the arrangements to suit you.

    > Travelling by train to Germany: what to expect
    > More about 'by rail' prices

    Route on which prices are based

    Outward journey Departure time
    from London
    Arrival time
    at hotel
    St Pancras–Brussels–Frankfurt–Freilassing (Eurostar, ICE & Eurocity, 11h30), transfer to hotel (0h40) Approx 0650 Mon-Sat (0855 Sun) Approx 2030 Mon-Sat (2200 Sun)
    Homeward journey Departure time
    from hotel
    Arrival time
    in London
    Transfer to Freilassing (0h40), Freilassing–Stuttgart–Paris–St Pancras (Eurocity, ICE & Eurostar, 13h30) Approx 0915 Approx 2040
What is included
  • 7 nights
  • 7 dinners
    daily light lunch & afternoon cake
    7 breakfasts
  • detailed documentation
  • rail travel or flights from London (regional flights available)
  • transfers from/to Salzburg Airport (if flying)
  • guestcard giving free bus travel
 
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FAQs

  • We sincerely hope that your holiday experience will be as enjoyable as it would have been before the pandemic – activities such as winter walking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are ideal in these times of social distancing, and we’re not operating holidays if the key highlights can no longer be delivered – but, naturally, there will be some changes to ensure your and other people’s safety.
    Your holiday experience: what to expect >
    Safety measures being taken by hoteliers & others >
  • Living far from the capital ourselves, we know better than most that flying from London can be a bind, so we are very flexible with our travel arrangements. Call or email us, and one of the team will be happy to list the different options available to you, and any price implications.
  • Absolutely! We are experts in tailored rail travel. Making use of sleeper trains or stopovers in cities along the route, we can get you from London to virtually anywhere in mainland Europe. We can even make arrangements to Mallorca, Sicily and Norway with a combination of ferries and rail. Please contact Abi and Lizzie to discuss your plans.
  • Once you’ve decided on your exact itinerary (our travel experts will be happy to offer advice), you need to provide us with your party’s details, either by phone or via our booking form. At this point we also ask you to pay a deposit so that we can secure a room for you immediately on confirming availability with the hotel(s). If it turns out that we can’t secure the accommodation for the holiday you’ve requested, or offer an acceptable alternative, we’ll refund your deposit promptly and in full. After booking your accommodation and other key elements, we'll then book your travel (or you can do so if you’re making your own arrangements) and send you a Booking Confirmation and Invoice.

    More information about the booking process >
    Information about accommodation, general practicalities and more >
    Booking conditions >
  • Yes, it’s something we insist on, even for holidays in the UK. The vast majority of holidays go smoothly, but when things go wrong, it can be expensive to put them right. Buying a new pair of walking boots after your suitcase is stolen mightn’t seem so bad, but the bill for being airlifted down from a mountain with a broken leg or flown home while still recovering from an illness or accident can cost tens of thousands of pounds.

    You don’t have to buy our travel insurance policy (if you live outside Europe you’ll definitely need to make your own arrangements, as the policy is only for UK and EU residents), but you do need to make sure that you’re covered for medical emergencies – including falling ill with Covid-19 while on holiday – and repatriation. We also recommend that you are covered for other eventualities, such as cancellation and loss of luggage and passports.

    We'll ask you for the details of your alternative policy (insurer, policy number and medical emergency phone number) so that we can help out if the worst happens while you are on holiday. It's up to you, though, to check that your policy covers the activities you'll be doing on holiday and that it is adequate for your own individual needs; we don't check alternative policies.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you are in possession of the correct travel documents, with the correct validity. If you’re a UK citizen, you need a full British passport to travel to Germany, but not a visa. If you are a citizen of another country, you’ll need to check requirements with the national embassy or your own consulate.

    Current information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice for UK citizens can be found through www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/before-you-travel and the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC). You must make sure you have adequate insurance cover for illness, accidents and repatriation (see the insurance question). UK citizens should also obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) by applying at a Post Office or at www.ehic.org.uk. The EHIC allows reciprocal health care but should not be seen as a substitute for travel insurance.
  • The official language is German. The currency is the Euro. German time is GMT/UTC + 1. It uses Daylight Saving Time, so in summer is on BST + 1.
  • At Inntravel we work in close partnership with our hoteliers, taxi drivers and other local suppliers to provide our self-guided holidays directly to you. We are entirely confident that you will continue to receive the usual warm welcome from them when the UK withdraws from the European Union (EU).

    It currently seems highly likely the UK’s withdrawal from the EU will take place on 31 January 2020, at which point the UK will enter a minimum 11-month transition period through to the end of December 2020. During this transition period there will be absolutely no changes to current arrangements for UK citizens travelling to an EU destination, so you can book your 2020 holiday certain that there will be no disruptions or complications caused by Brexit.
  • The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) provides up-to-date, country-by-country travel advice, as well as information on security, local laws, passports and visas for UK citizens.
    If you live outside the UK, see our essential travel information page for a list of relevant websites.
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