Fast Break to Berchtesgaden and Burg Hohenwerfen

We planned a rendezvous with some of Sarah’s extended family months ago and it couldn’t have come at a better time.

We’d been to Berchtesgaden before, several years ago, in that dark, rainy period before Christmas. Visiting it in the summer was a very different experience! Also, this time we stayed in the Kempinski hotel above the town. We were only there one night — just long enough to catch up with the fam and send them back on their way home to the USA.

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Greetings from the Top (or Bottom?) of Germany

For my birthday weekend this year, we decided to hit a corner of the country we’d heard about, but never yet visited: Berchtesgaden. It’s the Florida of Germany, if you can think of Austria as the Atlantic Ocean. It’s about as far South as you can go in Germany, and also offers the highest elevation you can drive in a loop in Germany.

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