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

Eagles Nest in Berchtesgaden Tour from Salzburg

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.


  • 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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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 November 2015

We enjoyed this tour and enjoyed how little time we had to spend in the bus. Our guide, Walter, was good and knowledgeable. This is a very worthwhile tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was one of the highlights of our Salzburg visit. This tour is excellent. Our tour guide was fantastic...she explained everything about the Eagle's Nest on the way up and gave us some tips which made the tour even more special. The bus was also extremely clean and comfortable. The Eagle's Nest should not be missed. What was really a bonus was the stop in a very cool small town on the way back so we could have lunch.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent tour on a sunny day.
Day we went was foggy and overcast, which required a second visit to see the views.
Visited Berchtesgaden as a supplement because of weather.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Incredible. It was my highlight of our trip to Germany and Austria. The views from the Eagle's Nest were breathtaking. The tour was definitely the way to go. We got on the buses up to the elevator and the elevator immediately without waiting in line.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Walter was an exceptional tour guide with many interesting anecdotes about the area and the Eagle's Nest. Even though the tour had been snowed out the day before, it reopened the day of our tour and we were above the cloud line at the Eagle's Nest. Still got to see the major peaks and had an early taste of winter. They were very accommodating and even let a couple of people get off at the Untersberg cable car station on the way back into Salzberg.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Breathtaking views, wonderful tour guides. Well worth every moment! My husband had wanted to see this area all of his life, and this tour did not disappoint.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

fantastic views on a clear day, would've like to have seen the bunkers, I think the centre and access to bunkers should be added to the tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Awesome trip to eagles nest. only down side is that we had only 1 hours to view and take photos at the place. other than that cannot be missed.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was an amazing experience. The views were spectacular. The tour and guide were all very professional and knowledgable. Well worth the money. A once in a lifetime experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent tour, very informative.

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