Ramsau bei Berchtesgaden

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Ramsau bei Berchtesgaden
Pfarrkirche St. Sebastian, the local church
Pfarrkirche St. Sebastian, the local church
Coat of arms of Ramsau bei Berchtesgaden
Coat of arms
Ramsau bei Berchtesgaden  is located in Germany
Ramsau bei Berchtesgaden
Ramsau bei Berchtesgaden
Coordinates: 47°37′N 12°54′E / 47.617°N 12.900°E / 47.617; 12.900Coordinates: 47°37′N 12°54′E / 47.617°N 12.900°E / 47.617; 12.900
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberbayern
District Berchtesgadener Land
 • Mayor Herbert Gschossmann (CSU)
 • Total 129.18 km2 (49.88 sq mi)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,740
 • Density 13/km2 (35/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 83486
Dialling codes 08657
Vehicle registration BGL
Website www.ramsau.de

Ramsau is a German municipality in the Bavarian Alps with a population of around 1,800. It is located on the Königssee in the district of Berchtesgadener Land in Bavaria, close to the border with Austria, 35 km south of Salzburg and 150 km south-east of Munich. It is situated north of the Berchtesgaden National Park.

Ramsau is famous for its high mountains, including the third highest mountain in Germany, the fabled Mount Watzmann (2713 m), and for the Lake Hintersee.

The church of Ramsau is often on postcards, typically captured from the "Malereck" (literally painter's corner) or "Malerwinkel" (painter's eye, or painter's view).

Village of Ramsau
The Church of St. Sebastian, with the Reiter Alpe in background

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