Eisriesenwelt are the largest accessible ice caves in the world. The caves are buried in the depths of the Hochkogel mountain range and the labyrinthine tunnels extend for more than 40 kilometers (24 miles). Originally discovered by Anton von Posselt in 1879, the caves only gained prominence after they were 'rediscovered' by Alexander von Mörk in the early 20th Century. It's believed that the limestone cave system has been evolving for millions of years. As the temperature within the cave is always at sub-zero, when snow melts in the spring and drips into the cavern, it cools and freezes in a variety of fascinating sculptures. A stunning example of nature's grandeur, some caves are illuminated in an ethereal blue light that filters in; others are illuminated with lamps that cast strange shadows over the walls, as they bring into focus the weird and wonderful works of natural art .
Arguably one of the most scenic roads in Bavaria, perhaps, all of Germany, the Rossfeld Höhenringstraße connects Berchtesgaden to various attractions such as Eagle's Nest, mountains of Hohen Göll and the Tennen and Dachsteingebirge ranges. Perched atop an altitude of more than 1600 meters (5249 feet), this gorgeous toll route offers some of the most splendid panoramas in Europe. The road is well-maintained for driving as well as hiking, in fact, many visitors to Germany prefer to hike up this magnificent mountainous path, which most likely forms one of the most memorable experiences of their lives. This region is home to several beautiful alpine meadows where you can spot flora and fauna that is typical to alpine regions. There are many restaurants, charming mountain lodges and inns to be found throughout route. If you're in Berchtesgadener Land, this is a road you must take!