Magnificent far-reaching views atop the Kehlstein Mountains
Gravity-defying transport to 6,017-foot (1,834-metre)summit
Fairytale scenery of Germany’s beautiful Bavarian Alps
The Eagle's Nest, Hitler's extravagant 50th-birthday gift
Insight into historical significance of site in World War II
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided tour of the Eagle's Nest and Berchtesgaden
Roundtrip transport to and from central Salzburg
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Know Before You Book
Children aged 3 and younger are complimentary.
Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
What you can expect
Cross the border into Germany to discover the picture-perfect Bavarian Alps and the gravity-defying Eagle's Nest. Marvel at the scenic beauty of Germany's Obersalzberg region and take a leisurely stroll on the enchanting cobbled streets of Berchtesgaden.
Leaving Salzburg behind, head through the countryside of southern Germany. Admire the fairytale landscape before stopping at Obersalzberg – a mountainside retreat first used by 19th-century intellectuals and industrialists, then later by senior officials of the Third Reich.
Listen as your guide describes the key role this region played during World War II, before embarking on a specialised bus to the Eagle's Nest. After an exhilarating bus trip and a swift lift ride, you reach the mountain's summit, 1,800 metres (6,000 feet) high.
Presented to Hitler as a gift on his 50th birthday, the Eagle's Nest was used as a conference centre, then as an Allied command post after World War II. Explore the old conference room, dining area and small tea room, then take in the stunning view from the terraces.
Once refreshed by the mountain air, continue to Berchtesgaden – a postcard-perfect town considered among the most scenic in Europe – before making your way back to Salzburg.
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