June 1989, Berchtesgaden, Germany
In olden times, King Watzmann ruled the Berchtesgaden land. Because of his cruelty, he and his seven children were greatly feared. He was violent against man and animal, and he wantonly destroyed towns and villages in his domain. As a result, they earned the wrath of the Gods, who turned them into stone. Since then, the Watzmann has been a distinctive landmark of the Berchtesgaden region. The large peak to the right (2714m) is the king, the peak on the left (2307m) is his queen. Their seven children can be seen between and around them.
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The Berchtesgadener Land, in the south of Bavaria, is unquestionably the most picturesque part of the Bavarian Alps.