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St Bartholomew's Church - Things to Know Before Visiting

83471 Schönau am Königssee, Germany

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About St Bartholomew's Church

A Roman Catholic pilgrimage church named after Saint Bartholomew the Apostle, patron of alpine farmers and dairymen. It can only be reached by ship or after a long hike across the surrounding mountains.

Attractions Near St Bartholomew's Church

Watzmann4.06km from St Bartholomew's Church

Third highest mountain in Germany, and the highest located entirely on German territory. Three main peaks aits on a N-S axis along a ridge on the mountain's western half: Hocheck (2,651 m), Mittelspitze (Middle Peak, 2,713 m) and Südspitze (South Peak, 2,712 m). The Watzmann massif also includes the 2,307 m Watzmannfrau (Watzmann Wife, also known as Kleiner Watzmann or Small Watzmann), and the Watzmannkinder (Watzmann Children)- five lower peaks in the recess between the main peaks and the Watzm

The Eagle's Nest (Kehlsteinhaus)
The Eagle's Nest (Kehlsteinhaus)9.08km from St Bartholomew's Church

A Third Reich-era building erected atop the summit of the Kehlstein, a rocky outcrop that rises above the Obersalzberg mountainside retreat near the town of Berchtesgaden. It was used exclusively by members of the Nazi Party for government and social meetings. It was visited on 14 documented instances by Adolf Hitler, who disliked the location due to his fear of heights, the risk of bad weather, and the thin mountain air.

Salt Mine Berchtesgaden
Salt Mine Berchtesgaden10.88km from St Bartholomew's Church

Oldest active salt mine in Germany. Visitors can checkout a portion of this mine, the track length of the visitor mine is about 1400 meters.

Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg
Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg10.93km from St Bartholomew's Church

A museum in the Obersalzberg resort, providing historical information on the use of the mountainside retreat by Nazi leaders, especially Hitler who regularly vacationed in this area beginning in 1928.

Untersberg17.29km from St Bartholomew's Church

Northernmost massif of the Berchtesgaden Alps, a prominent spur straddling the border between Berchtesgaden, Germany and Salzburg, Austria. The highest peak of the table-top mountain is the Berchtesgaden Hochthron at 1,973 metres (6,473 ft). The massif is mainly made up of limestone. Within it, the Upper Cretaceous Gosau Group is the source of a pale cream, rose to gray yellow, massive and very dense limestone known as the Untersberg Marble. This building stone forms the facade of notable build

Stille Nacht Museum Hallein
Stille Nacht Museum Hallein17.6km from St Bartholomew's Church

This beautiful museum is located in the former sacristan's and choir regent's house, where Franz Xaver Gruber lived and worked for 28 years. The focus is also on the history of the origins and distribution of “Silent Night! Holy Night!".

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Bavaria has a unique culture, largely because of the state's former Catholic majority and conservative traditions. Bavarians have traditionally been proud of their culture, which includes a language, cuisine, architecture, and festivals. The state also has the second-largest economy among the German states by GDP.