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Skip-the-Line: Eagle's Nest in Berchtesgaden Tour from Salzburg

Salzburg, Austria
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4 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 1 more


Journey through the stunning scenery of the Bavarian Alps on this half-day tour of the Eagle’s Nest, Hitler’s former mountain retreat, from Salzburg. Led by an expert guide, pass Hellbrunn Castle and the Konigsee River Valley as you travel to Obersalzburg. After bypassing the crowds with a skip-the-line ticket, soak up incredible views from the top of the mountain. Your tour will conclude with transportation back across the border to Salzburg.
  • Half-day tour from Salzburg to the Eagle’s Nest
  • Admire the alpine scenery as you travel from Austria to Bavaria
  • Pass Hellbrunn Castle and the Königsee River Valley
  • Travel up to the Eagle’s Nest by shuttle bus and elevator
  • Enjoy a skip-the-line Eagle’s Nest tour with a knowledgeable guide
  • Learn all about the Hitler’s former retreat as you explore
Meet your guide in Mirabellplatz in central Salzburg. Hop aboard your coach and begin your journey, passing the historic Hellbrunn Castle before crossing the border into Bavaria. Gaze out at the alpine scenery as you travel along the Konigsee River Valley and mountains peppered with farmhouses.
Arrive at the mountainside hamlet of Obersalzburg. Snake up the scenic road on a brief shuttle ride, passing the mountain of Hoher Göll. Then, debark and step inside a World War II-era elevator made from brass, which once transported Hitler’s guests to the Eagle’s Nest. At the top, bypass the crowds with a direct access ticket and enter the complex.
Built for Hitler’s 50th birthday, wander the site with your guide, learning the history behind it as you go. Soak up the incredible views as you look out from a perch of some 5,000 feet (1,524 meters) above ground.
Afterward, visit the charming town of Berchtesgaden to explore independently and purchase lunch. Your half-day excursion will conclude with drop-off at your original departure point in Salzburg.

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Sherry S
, Jul 2019
I absolutely love these guys - they are soooo funny, they make the trip a hoot. The second time we took the trip (with new companions), we did not get quite as much information on the salt trade route as we did on the first trip. Unfortunately the salt mine tour does not express the importance of that history, but that is not the fault of the tour guides on this trip. We normally do not pay for tours because it is out of our budget, but the fact that we had the ride to the top, the humor, and we did not have to stand in line for an hour was well worth it. In the future, we would probably take the salt mine tour on our own by taking the train since the add-on fee was really out of our budget, but definitely will continue to take the Eagle's Nest tour with Viator because you cannot beat the nonstop laughing with the tour guides. I am always afraid we will get someone "dry", but we always get someone even funnier. : )
Eagles Nest
, Jul 2019
Very interesting tour. Well organized and the guide was very knowledgeable. There was sufficient time at each stop to explore the area.
Worth it!
Lori K
, Jul 2019
Thomas led our group for the half day Eagles Nest tour. He was wonderful; pleasant, informative, friendly and caring. It was great to get on and off and be taken care of. Very organized and planned tour. I would do this again! It was worth the cost.
Great 1/2 day tour
, Jun 2019
Well organized, tour guide had plenty of information and just the right amount of humor thrown in! As with most 1/2 day tours there is not enough time to really enjoy the stops, but you get a good feel for the area. Would highly recommend.
Great tour!!
, Jun 2019
A great tour of Hitler's Eagle's Nest!! Great guide and comfortable bus!! You have plenty of time to roam around on your own and hike further up the mountain to some breath taking views!!
Eagles Nest, Berchtesgaden Salt Mine & Snapps Distillery
, Jun 2019
Great day out with excellent highly knowledgeable enthusiastic multi lingual tour guide, new coach with A/C & safe driver. Pick up/drop off point in centre of Salzburg. We all really enjoyed everything. Thanks
Don’t miss if I’m austria
Kathleen R
, Jun 2019
Breathtaking view and interesting history on this tour. Felt a little rushed and wished we could have had lunch there
, Jun 2019
From start to finish this tour was well organised and ran like clockwork. Walter, the tour guide was informative, witty and answered questions readily , he obviously still enjoys hosting the tour and takes time to ensure he has everyone back on. Board the bus at each change The lift to the top is stunning . The views from the top are breathtaking and it’s worth the extra walk to the peak for photo opportunities We stopped at a small village where Walter took you to the two restaurants and checked everyone was ok This tour is well worth €50 per person and
, Jun 2019
The whole tour went well from start to finish. Being able to skip the line saved a lot of time and hassle.
What a great tour to see this very...
Ken W
, Sep 2018
What a great tour to see this very historical place. Met in easy to get to location in central Salzburg with Walter as our guide. He was so fun to listen too with so much knowledge about the areas we traveled through. The trip to Bavaria were Eagles Nest is located was a nice easy and very scenic drive from Salzburg. It's so beautiful as the top and the tour gives you plenty of time to explore and take lots of pictures. We stopped for a nice town for an ample lunch/shopping break with easy walk to the buses. A green day!

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