Camping Mühlleiten, Schönau am Königssee, Germany

The campsite is located around 5km south of Berchtesgaden and within easy walking distance of Königssee and the Berchtesgaden National Park.  The campsite is integrated into the environment and is surrounded by mountains.  It is based around a guest house (as can be seen in the photos) and offers a large number of permanent and temporary spaces, all with EHU, a sanitary block (being upgraded as this article is being written), outdoor black waste disposal, grey water disposal and fresh water.

 
What above all this campsite has to offer is Berchtesgaden and the natural beauty around it.  As a WW2 historian, I am aware that people will come to my site and follow me because of this so I will start off with the Obersalzberg, the location which became the surrogate capital of the Third Reich for at least two months every year from 1933 - 1945.  Although little remains of it today, there is a large documentation centre and exhibition which shows how this came about and the history of the Third Reich.  On the Kehlstein peak and visible for kilometres around, is the Eagle's Nest, a tea house built for Hitler but which he visited only 12 times which is now available for visits during the summer. (Please see accompanying films and articles for more information.)  
 
Other than that Berchtesgaden is a picture postcard German Alpine town - the sort that one imagines.  It has a royal castle used by the kings of Bavaria when they were not in Munich, a salt mine which has been in business since 1517 and which one can visit on a fascinating guided tour and old churches.
 
Berchtesgaden also has the third highest mountain in Germany - the highest one which is uniquely in Germany.  The Haus der Berge in Berchtesgaden offers a fascinating insight into the mountains describing the flora and fauna to be found there. From the campsite one can walk into the National Park and walk along well laid out trails. For the cyclist this will be a challenge due to the gradients!  Also with the park we find the Königssee, a glacial lake only 10,000 years old and which has a depth of 170 metres.  One can take the pleasant electric boat and then on foot visit Obersee - a mysterious round glacial lake surrounded by Alpine pasture, forest and mountains.
 
Königsseer Str. 70, 83471 Schönau am Königssee, Germany
Phone: +49 8652 4584
 
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