Berchtesgaden and Marktschellenberg

The house where my father was born. It has been turned into a pension & cafe now. We ended up having coffee and cake in the same room where he was born. Amazing.

One of the main reasons for coming to Germany was to visit family and see some of my roots.  I’ve heard my father, grandfather and grandmother tell me stories about Berchtesgaden and I’ve seen some old photos, but really needed to see it with my own eyes.  We ended up staying for one night and two days and I’m sure we’ll be back.

This house, Siegelhaus, was another old family home. It too has been turned into a pension. Think we'd get a family discount?

Not only was there a family connection to this area, but it was stunningly beautiful.  I don’t think we’ve ever seen skies so blue.  It was almost like a scene from some Hollywood movie: crystal clear deep blue skies, a fresh layer of snow, a beautiful traditional Bavarian home complete with three German Shepherds and a horse.  It was the perfect scene.  And of course the food was unbelievably delicious.

I think it’s best if we let the photos tell the rest of the story.

Laura on the train to Berchtesgaden. A gluhwein muffin? Yes, leave it to Laura to find one.

An almost surreal scene, going up through the Alps on a train at sunrise.

We really wanted to sleep, but the scenery outside was too beautiful and we couldn't close our eyes.

Yes, the skies really were that blue.

Family, Christmas, the Bavarian Alps...Perfect!

Laura and I at Königsee

One of the three German Shepherds at the house. They were very cool dogs.

More family at Königsee.

One thought on “Berchtesgaden and Marktschellenberg

  1. So beautiful! We’re having our own winter wonderland Christmas here in small town Oklahoma this year. MERRY CHRISTMAS Steve and Laura. Blessings to you an your loved ones.

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