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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. 

Highlights

  • 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

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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

Anne M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The tour was great...on time, we got into the tunnel and elevator right away and had a great time at the top. The guide was great!

Diana F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Amazing tour. Terrific weather and perfect day to go to the Eagles Nest. Views were breathless. Would have liked a little more time to spend there. 50 minutes not quite enough time to take it all in.

Jyoti S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Excellent trip !!. We converted it in the full day tour after visiting Eagles Nest. Our guide Carlos was very energetic and entertaining.

James H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We enjoyed the excursion very much.
It met our expectations

Steve H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Excellent trip, first rate coach transfer, good guide, wonderful views, terrific experience, worth every penny

Ravi

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Highly recommended for anyone who visits Salzburg area. Our guide Walter was very knowledgeable and had a good sense of humour that made our trip fantastic.

Sean M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing! The ability to skip the line was great and really enhanced the entire outing. The bus ride up was also such an experience. Our guide Peter was very knowledgable, pleasant and entertaining. I would highly recommend this tour.

Kimberly G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

I highly recommend visiting Eagles Nest! The scenery is breathtaking and the history of Eagles Nest makes the location so much more meaningful. I do strongly recommend that you take the tour early in the morning. It was getting very crowded by midday.

Cassandra C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Elizabeth H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The bike tour was amazing. I loved biking around the city and gardens. The pace was perfect, We would stop and talk about the areas, very relaxed.

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