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  • Location:Salzburg, Austria
  • Duration:4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Visit Kehlsteinhaus, better known as Hitler's retreat, the Eagles Nest, on this half-day trip to Bavaria. Journey through spectacular scenery along the Konigsee River Valley and the Bavarian Alps, before arriving at Obersalzberg.

Highlights

  • Half-day tour to Eagle's Nest, Hitler's former retreat
  • Scenic drive through beautiful mountain scenery
  • Pass Hellbrun Castle en-route to Obersalzburg
  • Explore Eagle's Nest with a professional guide

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What You Can Expect

Eagles Nest in Berchtesgaden Tour from Salzburg

Eagle's Nest Tour from Salzburg

A special kind of adventure awaits you on this excursion to Bavaria - Berchtesgaden. Once you pass the hunting castle, Hellbrunn, you will cross the Austrian-Bavarian border. Continue through the fairytale scenery, along the Konigsee River Valley, through the Bavarian mountains spotted with romantic farmhouses.

Once the tour reaches Obersalzberg the mountain housing, the elevator will take you to Eagle's Nest, so that the highlight of your journey begins. You will be transported to Eagle's Nest by both elevator and bus. The adventurous bus ride along the steep rock walls and deep gorges takes about 20 minutes and provides breathtaking views across the Alps. The buses are equipped with special engines and brakes to enable them to safely transport you through such treacherous terrain.

During the journey you will have a splendid view up to the "Hoher Goll" and across the snowcapped peaks of the Bavarian Mountains. From the 365 foot (111 meter) elevator you will enter Eagle's Nest at an altitude of 5,000 feet (1,524 meters), where you will be able to see the place where Hitler once lived and held meetings with the former Nazi party.

On the way down contented faces are proof of a successful excursion, with many guests returning again and again to Eagle's Nest. Afterwards you have the chance to regain your strength with some Bavarian specialties.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Worth every penny! Great tour and amazing scenery. Tour guide could have been more helpful and enthusiastic. Didn't appreciate waiting in a full, non air conditioned bus while he finished his cigarette.
Highly recommend the tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The trip was informative. views were fantastic. felt we could have had another 1/2 hour at top as we had no time for coffee after walking to the end. Well worth it though.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great trip with stunning views. Quite well organised for a public tour, didn't lose anyone so I guess that shows it worked. Bus transfers were excellent and the time at the sites was reasonable for a half day tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Incredible views from the top of the mountain. I've traveled a lot in Europe but this was the first time at the Eagle's nest - I waited too long! This is worth the time to see the views. Our tour guide was very good too.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The Eagle's nest was everything we wanted and more. Max was our guide and he was funny, informative and very knowledgible. I would recommend this tour to anyone. It also included the salt mines and a side trip to Bertchesgarten.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

What a great experience!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Amazing Tour. This was one of the clear highlights of our trip to Europe. You should definitely do this if you're interested in history and seeing unbelievable views.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

It was a very interesting tour, great guide, fantastic view from The Eagles Nest.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was an excellent excursion to the Eagles Nest and I would highly recommend it. This particular tour was only a half day, but you could do a full day with both the Eagles Nest and the Salt Mines. We chose not to because of the amount of time that we had in Salzburg. Our tour guide was great, he is very knowledgable and made sure that everyone understood that we were on a time scoot hat we had to follow. If you were late, then we would leave you. The weather was raining and cloudy going up to the Eagles Nest, but then once we got up to the Eagles Nest, the clouds cleared were we could see for miles. The view is gorgeous where you can see mountains and beautiful lakes in the distance. When you go up to the Eagles Mest you have to be prepared for all types of weather because it can change very quickly.

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