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Daily Historical Tour of the Eagle's Nest

Price:
Adult: €59.90 Child (6-14): €39.90 Under 5s: Free
Duration: 3 hours
Start time: 10:00am 
Operates daily: May - October

Overview

Discover the reasons behind how and why the National Socialist party had the impressive Eagle's Nest built at 6,017ft atop the peak of the Kehlstein mountain.


On this tour we will take the winding mountain road to the Eagle's Nest. This journey weaving along the steep, serpentine route is a captivating experience in itself.


Your experienced guide will explain the compelling background history of the mountainside, which was home to an extensive National Socialist compound during the Third Reich. Though many of these historic buildings were destroyed after WWII, your guide will help you to visualise the once-extensive compound with a selection of period photographs.

Tour Itinerary

You'll meet your accredited historical guide at the Eagle's Nest bus departure point (Salzbergstrasse 45, 83471, Berchtesgaden, Germany). Your guide will begin with an explanation of the Obersalzberg; an area that comprised a sprawling compound during the National Socialist regime, learning about why the mountainside was so decisive, and how and why it became so important to Hitler during the Third Reich.

Next will be the journey up - with no waiting around in long lines - our tours all include "skip the line". You'll travel together with your guide in one of the specially designed mountain buses driving up the private road to the Eagle's Nest.  You will be shown around the historic building paying particular attention to the many original features that still remain, including the famous brass elevator, and learning the details of the impressive construction of Hitler's mountaintop masterpiece. 

The tour will include ample opportunities to take photos, ask any questions you may have, and also some free time to explore the Eagle's Nest independently. Not forgetting that the Eagle's Nest is today also a restaurant, you'll also have a chance to grab a quick bite to eat or enjoy a Bavarian beer. The tour includes ca. 1 hour of free time to yourselves, after the guide has finished with all of the historical information. However this is flexible and can be extended (at no additional cost) if you'd like to spend longer up at the Eagle's Nest, perhaps to enjoy a leisurely lunch, or to take a short hike around up at the peak of the Kehlstein mountain. Simply speak to your guide on the day of the tour and they will be able to make the necessary amendment to your ticket.

Where to Meet?

Eagle's Nest bus departure point
Salzbergstrasse 45, 83471, Berchtesgaden, Germany.

What's Included?

  • Detailed historical tour

  • Eagle’s Nest shuttle bus up and down 

  • Entrance to Eagle's Nest

  • Elevator ride up and down

  • "Skip the line"

Price

  • Price: Adult: €59.90

  • Child (6-14): €39.90

  • Under 5s: Free 

Max. 40 participants per tour

Duration

3 hours

This includes free time up at the Eagle's Nest after the tour. Free time can be extended upon request.

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