If the catches are good Rudolf Amort traditionally serves the first “Schwarzreiter” every year on the day of the consecration of the church in St. Bartholomä (end of August). The „Schwarzreiter are know as a delicacy far beyond the borders of Berchtesgaden. Every year, they are delivered to special hotels such as the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, but also to His Royal Highness Prince Luitpold of Bavaria and to Princess Irmingard of Bavaria. From the historic St. Bartholomä restaurant, a beautiful hiking trail leads you ro teh St. Johann und Paul Chapel (1620, late Gothis style) and futher to the famous and wonderfully located “Ice Chapel” (ca. 1,5 hours from St. Bartholomä).
At the foot of the eastern mountsisde of the Watzmann, meltwater of avalanche snow formed a large opening in the course of the summer. Because the vault of ice can collpase at any time, entering the ice chapel is, however, perilous and therefore prohibited.