Berchtesgaden bĕrkh´təsgä˝dən [key], town (1994 pop. 8,050), Bavaria, SE Germany, in the Bavarian Alps. It is a popular winter and summer resort. Salt has been mined there since the 12th cent. At the nearby Obersalzberg is the site of Hitler's residence, the Berghof.

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