A trip to Salzburg
The famed Baroque city of Salzburg is only 50 km from Ruhpolding. The landmark Festung Hohensalzburg dates from the 11th century and rises impressively above the city, revealing the ostentatious lifestyle of the medieval archbishops. The Festungs-Reckturm [watchtower] with its 360 ° panoramic view is a great place for a photo stop. During a walk through the old town, you can see among other attractions the Mozart Square, the Glockenspiel, the Cathedral, the Franziskanerkirche, the monastery of St. Peter, the horse pond and the Hofstallgasse. Experience first-hand at every turn the history and culture of this UNESCO world heritage city. Salzburg is a worthwhile destination in all seasons. You can visit the city directly from Ruhpolding with the convenient and cheap “Mozart Express” (4.00 € per person).
Bad Reichenhall and Berchtesgaden
The Alpine salt and spa town of Bad Reichenhall is surrounded by mountains, and is known for its royal spa garden with a beautiful view in all directions, and its authentic Bavarian character. The salt air of the Alps vitalizes the respiratory system and the beautiful Rupertus spa thermal bath offers bathing in various brine pools. Today, the old salt works of King Ludwig l are an industrial monument and museum. The building forms the entrance to the underground salt mines. In Berchtesgaden, the salt mine is a fascinating but weather-dependent destination. With its underground temperature fixed at 12°+, it offers ideal conditions year-round for a relaxed experience with the family. Go on an expedition through salt and time, and learn more about the history of this “white gold”.