Hochfelln Haus in Bergen
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Nature and culture at the foot of the Hochfelln

As the "viewing terrace" of the Chiemgau-Area, the Hochfelln enjoys great popularity with athletes, those seeking relaxation and nature lovers thanks to its unique 360-degree panoramic view. With the two-part cable car, guests can effortlessly soar over a good 1,000 meters in altitude in around 15 minutes to the Hochfelln summit to the highest inn in the Chiemgau. It is the destination of Germany's oldest mountain run with international participation and at the same time the starting point for paragliders. Yodeling seminars, mountain pilgrimages and midsummer celebrations underline the high experience value of the Hochfelln.

Meeting point for athletes and nature lovers

Mountain bikers and mountain hikers meet in the traditional Bründling Alm for a rest and a sociable chat. If you want to enjoy the peace and beauty of nature without effort and climbing, you will find relaxation and time to catch your breath on the extensive network of cycle paths and paths around Bergen and in the Bergener Moos.

 Bergen im Chiemgau
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Local history of Bergen

Like many other places in the Chiemgau-Area, Bergen also shows signs of early settlement. The remains of a Roman estate can be found in the Holzhausen district. In 924 the place "Perch/Perga" was mentioned for the first time in a Salzburg document. The monument of the Maxhütte, now used as a museum, points to what is probably the most important site of the early modern iron industry. Iron was produced and processed here from 1551 to 1932. In the mid-1950s, Bergen experienced a boom in tourism.

Bergen personalities

Wastl Fanderl (1915-1991), who was born in Bergen, achieved fame as a versatile folk musician, song collector, producer of over 100 radio and TV programs and as the first folk music curator in the district of Upper Bavaria. His TV series "Baierisches Bilder- und Notenbüchl" is one of the classic folk music documentaries. The first passenger on the maiden trip of the Hochfelln cable car in 1971 caused a sensation in the nationwide press: the elephant Radschah demonstrated the safety of the cable car in a heavyweight manner.

Mountains in winter

Not only in summer, but also in winter, the Hochfelln is one of the main attractions of Bergen. Dashing ski runs and ski tours make the mountain a destination for many winter sports enthusiasts, who also appreciate the extensive network of cross-country ski runs. Bergen is a vacation spot that offers an authentic insight into the Bavarian way of life with its attractions. In the Zirmstiftung Schusterhof on the Schellenberg, a renovated farm, exhibitions of traditional costumes, handicrafts and living culture as well as the nativity scene show with the unique Ettal snow nativity scene provide information about old traditions.

Modern meets tradition

Young, wild and full of ideas, the "Ladenbergen" presents itself as an original mixture of eco-shop, village meeting place, stage for young Bavarian musicians and boutique. The Christmas market unfolds a special magic in the Advent season with a sea of lights, delicious specialties and high-quality handicrafts in the Bergen Kurpark.

Ski run on the Hochfelln
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Tips around Bergen


The Hochfelln is regarded as the viewing terrace of the Chiemgau and more than lives up to its title thanks to a breathtaking view of the foothills and the central Alps.

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Museum Maxhütte

Currently closed for renovation work, expected reopening in spring 2022

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Adelholzener Radrunde

Healing springs, mountain views and lots of nature

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Hochfelln summit hike

The name says it all: The Hochfelln is the “viewing terrace” of the Chiemgau. The view at the imposing summit cross is phenomenal, as is the snack, and then there is the Tabor Kircherl and a geology educational trail to marvel at.

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Break with the MTB at the Hochfelln in Berge
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