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Short break at Berghotel Rehlegg, Ramsau bei Berchtesgaden

The breathtaking Bavarian Alps
 
The 4-star superior Rehlegg, in the Berchtesgaden National Park, 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.
Short break at Berghotel Rehlegg, Ramsau bei Berchtesgaden. 3 nights
Short break at Berghotel Rehlegg, Ramsau bei Berchtesgaden. 3 nights
 

Holiday information

 

A winter break in Bavaria

for non-skiers
Pretty Ramsau bei Berchtesgaden, nestling alongside the Ramsauer Ache river in the heart of the Berchtesgaden National Park, is an archetypal Bavarian village, steeped in culture and tradition. This is Bavaria in winter at its most beautiful, and here you will find a stylish hotel that oozes charm and warm hospitality.

You will receive a warm welcome from the Lichtmannegger family on arrival at their 4-star superior Berghotel Rehlegg, which began life several generations ago and has slowly evolved into the gastronomic spa retreat of today. 
Standing in meadows, the Rehlegg offers a delightful blend of restaurant, spa and village tavern where comfort combines with a relaxed atmosphere, and the superb spa facilities are equalled by excellent dining.

With scenic walks alongside lakes, boat trips through fjord-like scenery, chairlifts to panoramic viewpoints and charming towns all within easy reach, it's amazing how much you can do in just a few days at this Bavarian idyll...
 

Our expert says

“Although there is skiing nearby, this is more of a place for non-skiers, for people who just want to enjoy winter scenery from a very high-quality spa hotel in a chocolate-box village.”
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. You can enjoy beautiful walks along cleared forest and lakeside trails, all within easy reach. As features on the ground can look very different depending on the snow conditions, we do not provide detailed route notes, but instead provide suggestions as to the most rewarding walks. The local tourist office will be happy to provide more information. To extend your range, on arrival at the hotel you’ll receive a guest card offering unlimited free transport on local buses.

    Stepping out from your hotel, one option is to follow a winter wonderland path along the river and through an enchanted forest to picturesque Lake Hinter, a favourite haunt of poets and artists who have long striven to capture its alluring splendour. Along the way 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.
    Walking
  • Snowshoeing, sleigh rides & more
    There are various other ways to enjoy your surroundings. Why not give snowshoeing or cross-country skiing a try? (There are about 30km of trails around Ramsau bei Berchtesgaden and Schonau.) Or take a romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride through the forest; a magical way to enjoy the winter scene. For a different perspective, ride the chair lift to Hochschwarzeck and enjoy the magnificent view from the top before deciding if you want to return by the lift or on a toboggan. The bobsleigh run at Königssee is a regular venue for world-cup races and a great place to watch those daring enough to ride the guest-bob. For a truly memorable experience, hop on the bus to Klausbachtal where, in a magical setting at the foot of the mountains, you can watch the wild red deer and chamois feeding.
    Horse-drawn sleigh ride
  • An idyllic lake
    Nearby Königssee stretches its teal waters like a fjord carved at the feet of some of Germany's best loved mountains. Sailing silently across the water on an electric boat (weather permitting) takes you past the beautiful church of St Bartholomä whose onion dome reflected in the still water is the iconic image of the lake.
    Königssee
  • 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.
  • Mozart's city
    Also worth a visit is beguiling Salzburg. In fact, if you are flying from its airport, you could even add on a couple of nights to explore fully. The city looks much as it did when Mozart lived here 250 years ago. Discover the splendour of the Baroque Altstadt; stroll the banks of the River Salzach; lift a ceramic stein of beer at the Augustiner Bräustübl or re-enact scenes from The Sound of Music in the Mirabell Park. Salzburg is a city to stroll at leisure, enjoying the shops and cafés of Getreidstrasse, visiting the beautiful Dom Platz and Hohensaltzburg Fortress and biting into one of Mozart's balls, a favourite chocolate treat.
 

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

Bedrooms

 

Extend your stay

 
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  • 3 nights: 05 January 2020 - 15 March 2020

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

    Starting Adults
    05 Jan - 31 Jan 2020 £725
    01 Feb - 17 Feb 2020 # £795
    18 Feb - 23 Feb 2020 £725
    24 Feb - 12 Mar 2020 £695
    Single traveller supplement £70

    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 15 & 16 Feb; please contact us for details

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

    Included travel: British Airways Gatwick-Salzburg (2h) (hold luggage included; times vary) or Heathrow-Salzburg (1h55) (Friday only; out dep 1115, home arr 1615; hold luggage included), connecting transfer (0h30)

    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.

  • Room upgrades (supplement per room per night)

    Berghotel Rehlegg, Ramsau
    Junior suite with mountain views: 05 Jan - 15 Mar 2020 £85
    Single room: 05 Jan - 15 Mar 2020 £70
    Superior: 05 Jan - 15 Mar 2020 £40

    Extra nights

    Berghotel Rehlegg, Ramsau (with dinner) Double room Single room
    05 Jan - 31 Jan 2020 £122 £192
    01 Feb - 17 Feb 2020 £124 £194
    18 Feb - 23 Feb 2020 £122 £192
    24 Feb - 15 Mar 2020 £118 £188
  • RECOMMENDED AIRPORT(S):
    Salzburg (latest flight arrival time and earliest flight departure time both flexible)

    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 below. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    Outward route Airline
    Aberdeen - Salzburg (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
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    Belfast Intl. - Salzburg easyJet,  jet2 
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    Birmingham - Salzburg Eurowings,  jet2 
    Birmingham - Salzburg (via Düsseldorf) Eurowings 
    Birmingham - Salzburg (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
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    Bristol - Salzburg easyJet 
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    Nottingham East Midlands - Salzburg jet2 
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    Edinburgh - Salzburg jet2 
    Edinburgh - Salzburg (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
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    Glasgow - Salzburg jet2 
    Glasgow - Salzburg (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Glasgow - Salzburg (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
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    Leeds Bradford - Salzburg jet2 
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    London City - Salzburg (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
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    Gatwick - Salzburg British Airways,  easyJet,  Norwegian,  TUI 
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    Heathrow - Salzburg British Airways,  Eurowings 
    Heathrow - Salzburg (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
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    Luton - Salzburg easyJet 
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    Stansted - Salzburg Eurowings,  jet2,  Ryanair 
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    Manchester - Salzburg British Airways,  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 below. 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.

What is included
  • 3 nights
  • 3 dinners
    daily light lunch & afternoon cake
    3 breakfasts
  • detailed documentation
  • flights from London (regional flights available)
  • transfers from/to Salzburg Airport
  • guestcard giving free bus travel
 
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FAQs

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 and repatriation. We also recommend that you are covered for other eventualities, such as cancellation and loss of luggage and passports.
  • 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 travelling after 31 October 2019, see the Brexit question below for more information). 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 can be found through the following NHS link: www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/advice/ 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. EHICs may cease to be valid in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
  • 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.
  • Even in the event of a no-deal Brexit, it’s been confirmed that flights will continue as normal and that you won’t need a visa to go on holiday (the limit on stays is 90 days). What you will need if there’s no deal is a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of your arrival (extra months added because you renewed your passport early do not count) and adequate travel insurance to cover you for accidents and illness in case reciprocal health deals are suspended. If you are driving while on holiday, you will probably need an International Driving Permit (plus a Green Card if you are taking your own car to Europe). More information >
  • 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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