Above: Berchtesgaden National Park in Germany. Below: Yosemite National Park, Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in the United States. They even look like sisters. Yosemite initiated an allegiance with a new sister park in October. Berchtesgaden National Park in Germany is best known for its magnificent high mountain vistas, fabled blue and green lakes, spectacular waterfalls, and
The national parks in general and Yosemite in particular are known as some of the last great spaces without significant light pollution. That translates into an incredible opportunity to do some stargazing, get a glimpse of the Milky Way and maybe even look for a foreign galaxy or two.