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

What You Can Expect

Eagles Nest in Berchtesgaden Tour from Salzburg

Take a tour of the Eagle's Nest on a day trip from Salzburg

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.

Customer Reviews

Michelle H United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

It was a rainy, cold and moody day but it couldn't have been more beautiful. Highly recommend hiking a bit around the Eagle's Nest. The bus tour up the road was great too and it was nice to be out in the countryside. Lunch in the little village was delicious.

James O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

amazing day tour from Salzburg. The views of the Alps are absolutely amazing from here and the history of Eagles Nest provided by our guide was informative.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

The trip was well organized. Tour guide was interesting and knowledgeable.
Booking was simple. Highly recommend the tour! Check the weather forecast when booking if possible. The view is spectacular. A cloudy day will diminish your enjoyment of the surrounding mountains.

Liette M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Excellent organisation and knowledge of the history and physical surroundings. Nice stop in the village and Time to enjoy a meal or discover.

Satish United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Great tour! Don't even think of leaving Salzburg without visiting the Eagle's Nest. WW2 history aside, the views of the Austrian/German Alps is breathtaking!

Richard V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

The scenery and history up there was amazing

Jonathan M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Great trip, extremely interesting. Unbelievable scenery as well as a very strong sense of history. The fact that snow was lying at the top added to the experience, though any more and the trip would have been cancelled.Very well organised and well looked after by our humorous guide! I would definitely go back and would like time to look around the area where the Berghof once stood.

Kristen H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

You can do this tour in 1/2 day - which I liked. We were lucky to have amazing weather in mid October. The views are breathtaking and our guide was very informative. Once on the top of the mountain you have some time to wonder on your own and take advantage of photo opportunities.

Brian C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Got lucky and had beautiful weather, especially considering snow closed it a few days previous. The guides were very entertaining and made the trip go far too quickly. :-

Eric B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Must do tour,very informative.

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