Daily changing music and social program

Various music groups perform daily.

Tower brass from the bell tower of the Collegiate Church, every Saturday and Sunday from 14:30.

Raffle of the Berchtesgaden Advent Calendar, Saturdays 5 pm.

St. Nicholas, Buttnmandl and Kramperl walk from house to house on December 5 and 6 according to old tradition.

Enjoy a free carriage ride through Berchtesgaden. Not only for families with children a very special highlight at Berchtesgaden Advent.
The horse-drawn carriage station is located Schlossplatz.

The Christmas shooters’ firecrackers echo through the valley at 3 p.m. each week leading up to Christmas Eve.

Tuesdays & Saturdays: 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Guided tour through adventurous Berchtesgaden. Meeting point at the AlpenCongress in Berchtesgaden. EUR 10,00 p.p.

Guided tour along the Emmaus Trail above Berchtesgaden, Dates: Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., meeting point Tourist-Info, AlpenCongress, price €15.00 (no registration required)

Night watchman tours with the night watchwoman Anna Glossner, Fridays 5 pm.
Meeting point Schlossplatz, price: € 10.00 p.p. (no registration required).

The Berchtesgaden Advent Singing will take place again this year on the 2nd weekend of Advent:

Saturday, December 9, 2023

Performance: 3 p.m.
Performance: 7 p.m.

Sunday, December 10, 2023

Performance: 11 a.m.
Performance: 3 pm

Tickets are available through or at our Tourist Information, 08652 65650-700,

Emmaus round trip

The Berchtesgaden Emmaus Circuit leads from the collegiate church at Schlossplatz to the Franciscan church. Via the Christuskirche it continues to the Kalvarienberg with a wonderful view of Berchtesgaden. Along the Soleleitungssteg, the path leads to the Chapel of the Beatitudes with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. The Way of the Beatitudes leads down to the parish church and the castle square. During Berchtesgaden Advent, around 80 lanterns illuminate the circular path.

Please carry a flashlight and follow the signs. The path is not barrier-free or suitable for strollers and takes about an hour.


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Berchtesgadener Advent

The historic town center of Berchtesgaden forms the atmospheric backdrop for the Berchtesgaden Advent. The mighty Watzmann mountain towers over the town houses, the collegiate church and the royal castle and watches over the Berchtesgaden Advent. But not only the imposing mountain backdrop, but also the traditional customs, traditional craftsmanship and alpine folk music characterize the Berchtesgaden Advent and make it so unique in Bavaria.