Berchtesgadener Hochthron

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Berchtesgaden Hochthron
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View from the Stöhrweg
Berchtesgaden Hochthron
Highest point
Elevation 1,973 m (6,473 ft)
Prominence 1,278 m (4,193 ft) [1]
Isolation 11.5 kilometres (7.1 mi)
Coordinates 47°41′38.5″N 12°59′10″E / 47.694028°N 12.98611°E / 47.694028; 12.98611Coordinates: 47°41′38.5″N 12°59′10″E / 47.694028°N 12.98611°E / 47.694028; 12.98611
Berchtesgaden Hochthron is located in Bavaria
Berchtesgaden Hochthron
Berchtesgaden Hochthron
Bavaria, Germany
Location Bavaria, Germany
Parent range Berchtesgaden Alps

The Berchtesgaden Hochthron is the highest peak of the Untersberg massif in the Berchtesgaden Alps in Berchtesgaden, Bavaria, Germany.

The summit of the Berchtesgaden Hochthron offers one of the best views of the Berchtesgaden region, because it has an unobstructed view over the Berchtesgaden valley as well as all nine massifs of the Berchtesgaden Alps, the Chiemgau Alps, the Austrian mountains of the Salzkammergut and the Tennengebirge.


The Berchtesgaden Hochthron rises around 7 km (4.3 mi) north of Berchtesgaden and about 8 km (5.0 mi) east-southeast from Bad Reichenhall.

About 470 m (1,540 ft) west of the mountain summit is Stöhrhaus (de), managed by the German Alpine Club in the summer. At the foot of the steep falls of the summit lie the headwaters of the Almbach, which ends after flowing through the Almbachklamm (de) in Berchtesgadener Ache from the south.


There are several marked trails that lead to the summit of the Berchtesgaden, and most of them are moderately strenuous hikes. It is also a popular destination for rock climbers. The Berchtesgaden Hochthron stops with massive, partly overhanging cliffs to the east and south. The numerous climbing routes of the south wall are among the most popular and historically significant climbs of the Berchtesgaden Alps. The most difficult climbs are usually attempted in November on the "Old South Face" ( Level III +).

Galileo Test Environment[edit]

Near the Stöhr house is one of the six base stations for the testing and development of the Galileo navigational satellites.[2]


  1. ^ "Berchtesgadener Hochthro". Retrieved 2011-06-27. 
  2. ^ "GATE Testbed Area Berchtesgaden". Retrieved 2012-06-16.