The marmot can easily be observed on suitable mountain pastures around Berchtesgaden after its hibernation from mid-April till October. Guarded by a vigilant experienced animal, which is on the lookout for Golden Eagles in the air and enemies on the ground, the other members of the colony can play, feed and gather hay for the den.

Find out on an easy hike to the marmot families about the long hibernation, the hunt of the eagle on its favorite prey and the former human abuse of the marmot as a "pharmacy".