The visit of the information center in the Haus der Berge is free of charge. Our house offers you a variety of possibilities: Interactive information about the National Park, a cinema in the foyer with a film about the Berchtesgaden Alps, changing exhibitions on two levels, the special exhibition "Man & Mountain" with listening stations and a themed library. Around the house you can experience materials and plants of the four habitats water, forest, alpine pasture and rock on the panorama path and enjoy great views of Watzmann, Hochkalter and Jenner. Benches in the outdoor area invite you to linger.
But a visit to the National Park Center in Berchtesgaden is also recommended on nice days. Especially then, the unique panoramic view far into Germany's only Alpine National Park is impressive. Unfortunately, we cannot offer you this experience during fog and rain!
The Haus der Berge team looks forward to seeing you - whatever the weather!
Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm.
Last admission to the exhibition at 4 pm
Plan on a good three hours for a relaxing and eventful stay.
For admission to the paid permanent exhibition "Vertical Wilderness," we recommend avoiding the core hours between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., especially on rainy days during peak season - or be prepared for a wait.
Infants up to 5 years: free
Children (6-16 years): 2,- €
Adults: 4,- €
People with disabilities (with ID): 3,50 €
Families: 10,- €
Holders of the "Freizeitpass", the "Bayerische Ehrenamtskarte" or guest cards of the municipalities of the district "Berchtesgadener Land" receive a reduction of 0,50 €.
No combination of discounts possible
School classes visit the exhibition free of charge!
Opening hours and prices in the education center depend on the respective events
Combiticket for 13,50 €: Haus der Berge, Berchtesgaden Castle, Obersalzberg Documentation and Adelsheim Castle Museum, Combiticket is valid for one year, available at the ticket office.
ATTENTION: Due to Covid19 the Kombiticket is unfortunately not valid at the moment!
Dogs: For the duration of your visit to the exhibition, you have the option of keeping your four-legged friend safe in one of our three extra-large dog crates at the parking lot, fresh water is available, you can get the key for a deposit at the information desk.
Upon presentation of a BRB ticket (Guten Tag Ticket or BGL Day Ticket Bus & Bahn), visitors receive a 50 cent discount on admission to the "Vertical Wilderness" exhibition.
Permanent exhibition «Vertical Wilderness»
The exhibition "Vertical Wilderness" is located in a room of about 1,000 m². Here you will learn about the entire range of life in Berchtesgaden National Park on a steadily ascending hike: The journey begins at the bottom of Lake Königsee and leads through the habitats of water, forest, alpine meadows and rock all the way up to the peaks of the Berchtesgaden Alps.
Once inside the rock habitat, you will experience the highlight of the exhibition: a 12-minute nature film projected on an 11 × 15 meter screen inside the mountain showcase.
No two visits are the same - different spatial impressions and changing light and sound stagings depending on the season make each walk through the exhibition unique.
Audio guide | Audioguide:
For the visit of the exhibition "Vertical Wilderness" we will gladly provide you with an audio guide free of charge upon request. Currently you can choose between three different routes:
Route 1: Mysterious mountain people:
Is the deer the wife of the stag? What lives in the depths of the Königsee? Is the chamois beard really the beard of the chamois? And are raven parents really bad parents? Learn interesting and curious stories about the animal inhabitants of the Berchtesgaden National Park.
Route 2: Man and nature:
At the heart of this audio route are the questions:
How much nature does man need?
How much man can nature take?
Man uses nature and he needs it to recover.
But how does nature recover from man?
Route 3: Interactive children's tour:
An audio route by children for children: In short audio plays, children learn exciting stories about the national park. For example, the mystery of Hansi the ibex is revealed. You can find out what happened to him in the ibex detective story. In addition, a secret smuggler tour, an adventurous mountain hike and much more await you.
Age: 6-12 years, 12 stations, duration: approx. 30 min.
The golden eagle:
Visually Impaired | Blind Guide:
The blind-friendly guidance system through the main exhibition "Vertical Wilderness" is multifaceted. A system for the blind cane is located directly on the floor and thus guides through the entire exhibition. In addition, there are audio guides especially for blind people (blind guide). With this one is led through the entire exhibition including the stairway to the top as well as the way from the cash desk to the exhibition and back. Thus, this entire exhibition is barrier-free. This guide can be borrowed free of charge on request at the ticket office in the foyer. This guide for the blind explains the device independently shortly after it is switched on. After that, you can start the "guided tour" through the exhibition with a total of 33 chapters at different stations. At these, everything is well explained and described. You can also touch and even smell some of the attractions in the exhibition. You can pause, rewind or even skip the chapters at any time.
The "House of Mountains" experience begins in the spacious foyer. The exhibition provides an overview of national parks worldwide and sets the mood for the visit to the National Park Center. It explains Berchtesgaden National Park, its role in national and international networks and provides information about the Berchtesgadener Land biosphere region.
In addition, interactive stations offer useful information about your stay in Germany's only high mountain national park.
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The cinema can accommodate up to 80 people and five wheelchair users. The cinema can be booked by groups for individual screenings or events.
Permanent exhibition »Man & Mountain«
In this small special exhibition, the focus is on man and his connection with the local mountains.
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Legends & myths of the region
Clubs & Associations
as well as the history of the Berchtesgaden National Park
another "hut" to our partner national park YOSEMITE in California/USA is in the planning stage
Meeting room | Library
On the upper floor there is a conference room and a library. Here you will find a variety of literature from the fields of nature, hiking, national parks and customs.
Library and function room can be booked for events. Just contact us!
There is room for up to 120 guests, the rooms can be divided.
Stay with dogs
Your four-legged companion is very welcome in the National Park Center! However, we ask for your understanding that dogs are not allowed to enter the permanent exhibition "Vertical Wilderness", likewise the education center (for registered groups and school classes) is not suitable for pets.
In the outdoor area, areas are designated for dogs. Please keep your dog on a short leash at all times and clean up its mess. Dogs may be taken into the foyer, the temporary exhibitions and the catering area.
For the duration of your visit to the exhibition, you have the option of keeping your four-legged friend safe in one of our three extra-large dog crates at the parking lot, fresh water is available, you can get the key for a deposit at the information desk.