The Ibex is back! After his alpine-wide extermination, sparing only a small remaining population in Italy, nowadays again about 150 ibex are living in a remote mountain range near Berchtesgaden. Especially the impressive males can often be observed in surprisingly short distances on a hike through their mountainous habitat.

With a little luck one can also spot the herds of goats with their fawns, but they insist on a much larger “safety margin”.

You will also learn many details about the reintroduction of the ibex in Berchtesgaden in the Nazi era, the reasons for the former excessive hunting and the biology of this magnificent species in general.