Berchtesgaden

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Berchtesgaden (Central Bavarian: Berchtsgoan) is a municipality in the Bavarian Alps in southeastern Germany, near the border with Austria, 30 km south of Salzburg and 180 km southeast of Munich.wikipedia
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Watzmann

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Watzmann, at 2713 m the third-highest mountain in Germany, is renowned in the rock climbing community for its Ostwand (East Face), and a deep glacial lake, Königssee (5.2 km2).
The Watzmann (Watzmo) is a mountain in the Bavarian Alps south of the village of Berchtesgaden.

Kehlsteinhaus

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Another notable peak is the Kehlstein mountain (1835 m), with its Kehlsteinhaus (Eagle's Nest). Other tourist draws are the Königssee, the salt mine, the Kehlsteinhaus, open seasonally as a restaurant and the Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg museum about the area's history, operated by the Munich Institut für Zeitgeschichte since 1999.
The Kehlsteinhaus (known as the Eagle's Nest in English-speaking countries) is a Third Reich-era building erected atop the summit of the Kehlstein, a rocky outcrop that rises above the Obersalzberg near the town of Berchtesgaden.

Kehlstein

Another notable peak is the Kehlstein mountain (1835 m), with its Kehlsteinhaus (Eagle's Nest).
The rocky promontory is located west of the Hoher Göll main summit, high above the Obersalzberg mountain retreat near Berchtesgaden.

Berchtesgaden National Park

To the south, Berchtesgaden National Park stretches along three parallel valleys.
Headquartered in the town of Berchtesgaden, the park was designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1990.

Königssee

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Watzmann, at 2713 m the third-highest mountain in Germany, is renowned in the rock climbing community for its Ostwand (East Face), and a deep glacial lake, Königssee (5.2 km2). Other tourist draws are the Königssee, the salt mine, the Kehlsteinhaus, open seasonally as a restaurant and the Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg museum about the area's history, operated by the Munich Institut für Zeitgeschichte since 1999.
Situated within the Berchtesgaden Alps in the municipality of Schönau am Königsee, just south of Berchtesgaden and the Austrian city of Salzburg, the Königssee is Germany's third deepest lake.

Obersalzberg

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Obersalzberg is a mountainside retreat situated above the market town of Berchtesgaden in Bavaria, Germany.

Berchtesgaden Provostry

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The town served as independent Fürstpropstei until the Reichsdeputationshauptschluss in 1803.
The territory comprised the Alpine Berchtesgaden hollow, that is, the modern communities of Berchtesgaden, Bischofswiesen, Marktschellenberg, Ramsau and Schönau am Königssee, located in the present-day German state of Bavaria, as well as a number of estates further afield.

Berghof (residence)

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He purchased a home in the Obersalzberg above the town on the flank of the Hoher Goll and began extensive renovations on his Berghof in the following years.
The Berghof was Adolf Hitler's home in the Obersalzberg of the Bavarian Alps near Berchtesgaden, Bavaria, Germany.

Salzburg

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Berchtesgaden (Central Bavarian: Berchtsgoan) is a municipality in the Bavarian Alps in southeastern Germany, near the border with Austria, 30 km south of Salzburg and 180 km southeast of Munich.

Bombing of Obersalzberg

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Concentrated on the Obersalzberg, the April 25 bombing did little damage to the town.
The approximately 3,000 people at Obersalzberg sheltered in bunkers, and the nearby town of Berchtesgaden was undamaged.

Hoher Göll

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He purchased a home in the Obersalzberg above the town on the flank of the Hoher Goll and began extensive renovations on his Berghof in the following years.
Rising above Obersalzberg near Berchtesgaden, the massif is situated between the Königssee and the Königsseer Ache in the west, opposite the Watzmann, and the Salzach Valley of the Tennengau region in the east.

1992 Winter Olympics

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In 1986, Berchtesgaden was a first round candidate city to host the XVI Olympic Winter Games to be held in 1992.
Albertville was selected as host in 1986, beating Sofia, Falun, Lillehammer, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Anchorage and Berchtesgaden.

3rd Infantry Division (United States)

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On May 4, forward elements of the 7th Infantry Regiment of the 3rd Infantry Division arrived and received the town's surrender.
Elements of the 7th Infantry Regiment serving under the 3rd Infantry Division captured Hitler's retreat at Berchtesgaden.

Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg

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Other tourist draws are the Königssee, the salt mine, the Kehlsteinhaus, open seasonally as a restaurant and the Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg museum about the area's history, operated by the Munich Institut für Zeitgeschichte since 1999.
Dokumentation Obersalzberg is a museum in the Obersalzberg resort near Berchtesgaden, providing historical information on the use of the mountainside retreat by Nazi leaders, especially Hitler who regularly vacationed in this area beginning in 1928.

Georg Hackl

Berchtesgaden's most famous sports personality is Georg Hackl, a multiple Olympic medal winner.
Hackl was born in Berchtesgaden, Bavaria.

General Walker Hotel

Hotel Platterhof was rebuilt and renamed the General Walker Hotel in 1952.
On 10 September 1877, the landlady Mauritia Mayer (1833–1897) purchased the former Steinhaus farmstead in Obersalzberg above Berchtesgaden.

International Luge Federation

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The city is home to the International Luge Federation (FIL).
Founded by 13 nations at Davos, Switzerland in 1957, it has members of 53 national luge associations and is based in Berchtesgaden, Germany.

Berchtesgaden Hauptbahnhof

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Included in the town were a new railway station, with a reception area for Hitler and his guests, and an adjacent post office.
Berchtesgaden Hauptbahnhof (German for Berchtesgaden main station; sometimes translated as "Central Station" ) is a railway station in the Bavarian market town of Berchtesgaden, the smallest town in Germany with a Hauptbahnhof.

Karl Bartos

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Bartos was born in Berchtesgaden, Germany.

Hermann Göring

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As other top Third Reich figures, such as Hermann Göring, Joseph Goebbels, Martin Bormann, Heinrich Himmler, and Albert Speer, began to frequent the area the Party began to purchase and requisition land in the Obersalzberg.
By this time, Carinhall had been evacuated, the building destroyed, and its art treasures moved to Berchtesgaden and elsewhere.

Neville Chamberlain

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The Berchtesgadener Hof Hotel, where famous visitors such as Neville Chamberlain and David Lloyd George stayed, was substantially upgraded.
Chamberlain flew to Munich and then travelled by rail to Hitler's retreat at Berchtesgaden.

7th Infantry Regiment (United States)

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On May 4, forward elements of the 7th Infantry Regiment of the 3rd Infantry Division arrived and received the town's surrender.
According to a HistoryNet article published in its World War II magazine, elements of the regiment serving under the 3rd Infantry Division commanded by Colonel John A. Heintges had the honor of capturing Hitler's retreat at Berchtesgaden.

Kathrin Hölzl

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Born in Berchtesgaden, Bavaria, she was the gold medalist in the giant slalom at the 2009 World Championships.