The Haus der Berge is well worth a visit whatever the weather!
In high season during July and August, our centre is very popular among visitors to the region – particularly on rainy days. During these peak periods, there can be waiting times for admission to the exhibition "Vertical Wilderness" between 10 am and 2 pm.
However, the National Park Centre in Berchtesgaden is also well worth a visit on sunny days. In fact, on these clear days visitors can enjoy exceptional panoramic views well into the heart of Germany’s only Alpine national park. We are unfortunately unable to offer you the same experience if the weather is foggy or rainy!
Admission to the Information Centre in the Haus der Berge is free. Our Centre offers wide-ranging features for visitors: Interactive information on the National Park, a cinema in the foyer with a film on the Berchtesgaden Alps, exhibitions over two floors, the special exhibition "People & Mountain" with listening stations as well as a themed library. Around the centre, you can also experience materials and plants from the four habitats water, forest, Alpine pasture and rocky terrain along the panoramic footpath, and enjoy fantastic views over the nearby Watzmann, Hochkalter and Jenner mountains. Alternatively, you can just sit outside and take in the landscape.
When visiting the permanent exhibition "Vertical Wilderness", which costs admission, we particularly recommend avoiding a visit between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm on rainy days during the high season, otherwise you may have to wait for admission.
The Haus der Berge team is looking forward to your visit – whatever the weather!
National Park Centre
The Haus der Berge National Park Centre in Berchtesgaden is much more than just a museum – it is an Information Centre, Educational Centre and Outdoor Area all rolled into one. Each one of these areas complements and details the content offered by the others.
The Haus der Berge aims to provide its visitors with five key thoughts "to take home":
- "Allow nature to be natural" – A rewarding plan
- "Nature is in flux" – At high speed in the high mountains
- "People and biodiversity" – Reconciled within the National Park
- "Survival in the high mountains" – The origins of incredible adaptations
- "Forward-looking actions" – Sustainability in tune with nature