Wellness & wanderlust: a weekend at Berghotel Rehlegg

The beautiful Bavarian district Berchtesgadener Land, the mountaineering village Ramsau and the Instagram star Königsee: there are many reasons for a visit to this lovely area in the southeast of Bavaria. A special highlight is Berghotel Rehlegg, a pioneer in sustainable tourism and more than just the perfect starting point for explorations of the surrounding nature.

Surrounded by nature: Berghotel Rehlegg © Berghotel Rehlegg

Cordial hospitality

At the reception, you will not only be welcomed in an amiable Bavarian accent, but also with a glass of sparkling wine – the best way to start your vacation and to forget the long journey at once! The rooms and suites at the hotel are spacious and natural materials prevail: wooden beds, doors and cabinets provide a pleasant atmosphere. From your balcony, you have an amazing view of the surrounding mountains such as Watzmann and Hochkalter.

Suite Alpenmohn – with fireplace and jacuzzi © Berghotel Rehlegg

Sustainability at Berghotel Rehlegg

The climate friendly hotel is a pioneer in terms of sustainability: at Bavaria’s first climate positive hotel, you enjoy the sauna area, the indoor swimming pool and – if you chose a suite – the whirlpool on the balcony with a clear conscience! In the restaurant, you will mainly find organic products from local or regional suppliers. Every day, one of them is presented in the hotel’s newspaper. By the way, usually a member of the Lichtmannegger family is present at dinner and can tell you exactly, where the roast pork comes from.

Lake Hintersee is definitely worth a visit © Hanna Bossmann

A natural beauty in winter and summer

Whether you decide for snowshoe hiking in winter or mountaineering in summer: in the region surrounding Berghotel Rehlegg, you have countless opportunities to enjoy nature and the good mountain air. For example, you can have a relaxed walk around the nearby Hintersee within 45 minutes.

Mystical atmosphere at Königsee © Hanna Bossmann

A trip to and across the fjord-like Königsee is always a highlight: it takes only half an hour by boat to the chapel St. Bartholomä – while you are landing you will have the best view of the postcard scenery. It is also worth a visit in cloudy or foggy weather, because these conditions create an almost mystical atmosphere.

The small chapel St. Bartholomä © Hanna Bossmann

From there, you can follow a nice and easy hiking trail to the ice chapel at the foot of the Watzmann mountain: you will walk through the forest for a while, when it will suddenly open to an impressive view of the Watzmann. The gigantic rock massifs always fascinate me!

The eastern wall of Watzmann mountain © Hanna Bossmann