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  • Location:Munich, Germany
  • Duration:10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Berchtesgaden and Eagle's Nest Day Tour from Munich

Embark on a guided tour of Berchtesgaden, Hitler's mountain retreat and the southern headquarters of the Nazi party on a full day coach trip from Munich. Eagle's Nest is a mountain top lodge built by the Nazis, and is a fascinating sight of historical significance. Located at 6,148 feet (1,834 meters) on top of Mt Kehlstein, the lodge has some of Germany's most amazing views of the Alps mountain range. Ironically, Hitler suffered from vertigo and rarely took pleasure in the views.


  • Berchtesgaden and Eagle's Nest tour from Munich
  • Guided visit to Hitler's Eagle's Nest mountain retreat at Berchtesgaden
  • Bus and elevator ride up the mountain
  • Stunning alpine views from the top of Mt. Kehlstein
  • Visit the Salt Mines instead during winter and inclement weather
  • Professional guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This jaunt to Hitler's mountain retreat with its panoramic views of the Alps appeals to both history buffs and scenery lovers. Reserve some of your free time for enjoying a beer at an authentic Bavarian beer garden.

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What You Can Expect

Berchtesgaden and Eagle's Nest Day Tour from Munich

Eagle's Nest, Germany

Due to the World War II bombings by the Royal Air Force, there is little evidence left of Hitler and the Nazi party's presence, however Eagle's Nest still stands.

From mid May to October, you will have the option to take a bus ride up the mountain to see Eagle's Nest for yourself. The last 390 feet (120 meters) of the trip is in a brass-clad elevator. During the winter months or during inclement weather when access to Eagle's Nest is restricted, you will instead visit the world famous Salt Mines. Wearing traditional mining gear you will descend into the depths of the mine where you can see glowing salt grottoes and a subterranean salt lake.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Wonderful trip and great guide , Ana. She couldn't have been more accommodating and helpful.
You'd better hang on to her.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our tour guide Elisabeth was fantastic! She was so knowledgeable about the town and history I was amazed! This was a great trip!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was an amazing tour and our tour guide, Ms. Elizabeth was awesome, very very good history recap.
We started out early, unfortunately we were caught up in heavy traffic and caused so much of our time going to the site, Ms. Elzabeth was actually worried that we might not be able to make it to Berchtesgaden. Our driver and Ms. Eliabeth were kind enough to extend their working hours just to bring us to Berchtesgaden, thanks to them, the place was beautiful and worth the trip. Eagle's Nest and the Bavarian Alps were breathtaking, don't mind doing this tour again in the future!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Elizabeth was very knowledgeable and informative and because of traffic jams both she and the coach driver, Eugan, went the extra mile to ensure that we did not miss seeing anything. 100 performance all round.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was a well organized trip with a good guide. In spite of changeable weather the surrounding scenery is beautiful. The view from Kehlstein is great in spite of its associations with the third reich. The documentation centre in the former bunkers will add only details for anyone who has read much about nazi history.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent visit to the Eagles Nest. Well organised and informative. The visitor centre is a must along with the underground tunnels.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Well planned and operated tour with excellent commentary. It is not often that it all comes together, even the weather to make what is a long day go so fast. Well worth doing this one.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

My boyfriend and I loved this trip. Our guide was fantastic, we were lucky to have her two days in a row and she was extremely knowledgeable. We found there was more than enough time at the Eagle's Nest and the surrounding area, however we only got a very short time about 15 minutes in Berchtesgaden, so if that is something you are wanting to focus on I would say make your own way there.

The other thing is please don't eat at the restaurant near the Eagle's Nest, the food was disgusting and the staff had no idea what they were doing, they were also extremely rude, when we tried to pay them they yelled at us I don't have time for this! so pack your own lunch.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our guide Sophie and driver Alex were excellent. Sophie spoke very well and gave us a lot of historical content
and local information. Alex took some side roads to avoid an accident on the way back and we had the added bonus of driving thru some beautiful Bavarian towns. The Eagle's Nest has long been on our wish list and this tour did not disappoint. We were blessed with a brilliant day and therefore had amazing views of the Alps from the mountain top. The operation was professional and I would recommend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The scenery from the top was spectacular. Worth the crowded lift up and down to the very top. Guide was very informative about German history as we motored along. We were in the midst of the immigrants coming into the Central Train Station in Munich at our pick up point. So proud to hear many Germans thought it was payback time. Very touching.

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