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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.

Standing in meadows, the Berghotel Rehlegg began life as a farm several generations ago and has slowly evolved into the 4-star superior hotel you find today. It offers a delightful blend of restaurant, spa and village tavern where comfort combines with a relaxed atmosphere. And if the spa facilities are superb and the dining excellent, the service from the Lichtmannegger family and their team is even better.
If you can tear yourself away from the hotel, you'll be amazed by how much this idyllic corner of Germany has to offer: from scenic walks alongside lakes; boat trips through fjord-like scenery; chairlifts to panoramic viewpoints; and charming towns all within easy reach, it's the perfect place to experience the beauty of the Bavarian winter.
 

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. 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 pretty 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.
    Visit 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

 

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  • 3 nights: 03 January 2021 - 14 March 2021

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

    Starting Adults
    03 Jan - 31 Jan 2021 £745
    01 Feb - 15 Feb 2021 # £825
    16 Feb - 21 Feb 2021 £745
    22 Feb - 11 Mar 2021 £725
    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.

  • 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)

    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 
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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,  TUI 
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    Heathrow - Salzburg British Airways,  Eurowings 
    Heathrow - Salzburg (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    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 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.

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.

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  • 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 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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