After discovering the rural countryside of Hessen with its hills and b-roads, it is time to return to the alps. A short trip to Berchtesgarden, with the Eagle’s Nest und for rafting were the perfect excuse to take a short drivescape-detour along the Rossfeldpanorama Street. While we didn’t have a dynamic car with us (only a spacious, rental Ford Galaxy, with glowing brakes upon returning to the valley), it is still worth exploring the Rossfeldpanorama Street. Unfortunately, my partner-in-crime Elena wasn’t with me, as the small detour took place during a guy trip. She’ll be back next time, I promise!
The Rossfeldpanorama Street is also a premiere for me – I never went driving on a toll-road for the drivings’ sake (only to get to the sea in Italy or France, which is no fun at all).
The street makes no sense
Another speciality of the Rossfeldpanorama Street – it makes no sense during summer. Why? It is no pass connecting to valleys, it is only a street going high on mountain crest between Berchtesgarden and the Salzburger Land. Of course, in winter you can go skiing on a few smaller slopes. But since drivescape is about beautiful detours and the panorama is worth it, the road should be driven!
The best place to start the drive is the village Unterau, next heading to Oberau. The drive up there is already fun, and another benefit coming from this direction is the amazing view on the Hohen Göll massif.
Massif Hoher Göll right in front of you
The Rossfeldpanorama Street can be divided into 3 parts – first the curvy ascent coming form Oberau, then the panorama straight with a beautiful view towards Austria and last but not least, the descent with the massif in front of you towards Berchtesgarden.
After the panorama straight, you can find a few parking spots, which are ideal starting points for a hike towards Hoher Göll.
Visiting Eagle’s Nest and Dokumentation Obersalzberg
While we usually don’t emphasize too much on surrounding trip destinations around our drivescape tours, we feel that this time an exception is necessary. You should really visit Eagle’s Next and Dokumentation Obersalzberg – the trip up by bus to the elevator is fascinating by itself, but the historical background with its’ immense warcrimes in contrast to the beautiful landscape is equally important.
- Start: Unterau heading towards Oberau
- Destination: Up and down again. But definately visit Eagle’s Nest and Dokumentation Obersalzberg afterwards.
- Length: about 19 km
- Special: Amazing panorama with view towards Austrias’ Salzburger Land and Germany’s Berchtesgarden, toll road
Where to next?
- Dokumentation Obersalzberg with Eagle’s Nest, Berchtesgarden