Berchtesgadener Alpen

A legendary mountain group of the Northern Eastern Alps, around Berchtesgaden. These are the Berchtesgaden Alps. Their beautiful peaks give the impression of a “family” lined up side by side. According to legend, the land was once ruled by the cruel King Waze or Wazemann. After trampling a peasant family with his steed, he was cursed by the peasant woman that God should turn him and his family to stone. The earth opened up, spat fire, and turned the king’s family into what is now known as Watzmann. Sometimes it is even said that the King and Upper Lake was created by the confluent blood of the royal family and Watzmann’s dogs crashed at the dog’s death.