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Hintersee photograph by Kevin Gomes Germany

a beautiful photograph by

Kevin Gomes

Country : Germany
Area : Hintersee

Camera used: Sony A7 II with Canon L 17-40mm, Last weeks of winter in the berchtesgaden area, still partly frozen.

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Berchtesgadener Land

Berchtesgadener Land is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by the district of Traunstein and by the state of Austria.

The alpine regions of the south were Bavarian territory from the early Middle Ages. The 11th and 12th centuries saw the founding of numerous mountain villages. One of these settlements was Berchtesgaden, which later assumed a more dominant role in the administrative district that now bears its name.

The northern portion of the Salzach river valley was traditionally part of bishopric (principality) of Salzburg. This principality functioned as a buffer state between Bavaria and Austria until the early 19th century. In 1816 it was divided along the Salzach river and then split between Bavaria and Austria. The western half of the former principality of Salzburg is today part of the district of Berchtesgadener Land.