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  • Location:Salzburg, Austria
  • Duration:5 hours (approx.)

Private Tour: Eagle's Nest and Bavarian Alps Tour from Salzburg

Discover the breathtaking views from the Eagle’s Nest (Kehlsteinhaus) in the Bavarian Alps on this private tour. Traveling from Salzburg, pass picturesque countryside on your way to the mountain retreat of Obersalzberg. Then transfer to a special coach to navigate the steep grades up to the Eagle’s Nest. After a ride in a World War II-era elevator, take in spellbinding views of the snowy Alps and villages below. You have the freedom to schedule this private tour when you wish and tailor the itinerary to suit your particular interests.


  • Eagle’s Nest and Bavarian Alps private tour from Salzburg
  • Travel across the old Austrian-German border into Bavaria to reach Obersalzberg, the site of Hitler’s residential complex
  • Ride up the steep mountain in a specially equipped coach to reach the Eagle’s Nest
  • Take a lavishly decorated elevator up to the Eagle’s Nest for phenomenal views of the Alps
  • Make a brief stop in Berchtesgaden, another historically significant World War II site
  • Private tour allows greater flexibility and ensures more individualized attention from your guide

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Eagle's Nest and Bavarian Alps Tour from Salzburg

See typical Bavarian houses on your private tour!

After pickup from your hotel in central Salzburg, travel by minivan or Mercedes E-Class across the Austrian-German border into scenic Bavaria. Pass acres of farmland and picturesque farmhouses as you make your way to Obersalzberg, the site of Adolph Hitler’s residential complex.

At the foot of Obersalzberg, transfer into a bus fitted with a special engine and brakes for a 4-mile (6.5 km) trip along a road just 13 feet (4-meters) wide with a 22% grade.

When the road ends, walk through a 407-foot (124-meter) long tunnel to a World War II-era elevator built directly into the mountain. This opulent elevator is lined with brass, mirrors and leather and takes you inside the Eagle's Nest (Kehlsteinhaus).

Though the Eagle’s Nest was built as a retreat for Adolph Hitler as a 50th birthday gift, Hitler rarely visited the house. Today, this historical site located at an elevation of 6,017 feet (1,834 meters) is famous for its incredible views.

Walk around the property and up to the summit of Obersalzberg to admire stunning views of lush green valleys and the snow-capped Bavarian and Austrian Alps. Feel free to take plenty of photos and ask your knowledgeable guide as many questions as you wish about the history and significance of the Eagle’s Nest. Being on a private tour means you can take your time and get the most out of your visit.

On the way back to Salzburg, stop briefly at Berchtesgaden, which once was the site of important Third Reich buildings but today is a popular and lovely recreational area. You'll have 45 minutes in Berchtesgaden to explore and get a bite to eat (own expense).

Your 5-hour private trip to the Eagle’s Nest ends with drop-off at your Salzburg hotel.

Please note that entrance fees to the Kehlsteinhaus are not included in the tour price and have to be paid on the day (approx. 16.10 euros per adult and 9.30 euros per child)

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent guide , courteous , informative who made the trip highly successful

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The view you get from being up here is unbelievable. Our guide was the best.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Trip was awesome! Our guide was wonderful and had a lot of extra info and history to tell us

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Our tour guide was awesome. Very informative. We had the most amazing weather and could see all the way to Salzburg from Eagle's Nest. We stopped in a cute little town for a great lunch and a few beers. Such a great experience!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

A beautiful ride to such a historic site

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Andreas was our guide and the best! Loved this day and all he did. My husband even left something in in car! And Andreas later delivered it to our hotel. Love the private tour, had its advantages.

4 star rating: Recommended November 2015

Good tour. Guide was very knowledgeable. Recommend it.

4 star rating: Recommended August 2014

Great Alpine views from this spot! We went on a perfect sunny day without clouds and saw the beautiful Bavarian countryside. The history was also quite interesting to hear. Tour guide was excellent.

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