We originally had planned to see more of Germany, but settled for one small Bavarian village, not far from Salzburg.
Berchtesgaden is best known for its antique Alpine village, with cobblestone streets, salt mines and proximity to Hitler’s former mountain retreat.
The village itself offered the usual assortment of beautiful shops, with expensive clothing. We bought some fruit from a picture postcard small grocer.
There was a beautiful railroad station that was a remnant of Hitler’s investment in the town, so that he could bring in his guests to visit in grand style.
Although the village was quiet, there was a huge underground garage for parking the large numbers of cars that must come when the weather is better.