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PRIVATE TOUR: FULL DAY

Historical Tour of the Eagle's Nest, Obersalzberg & Bunkers

Price: €675 per tour (1-8 guests), plus entrance fees
Duration: ca. 8 hours

Overview

This full day tour comprehensively covers a multitude of the historically important sites on the Obersalzberg, including the more hidden locations that most people never hear about. While there are many tour options that include this area, most will only stop off at the most well known spots. On this tour your experienced guide Tom Lewis will also include the secrets hidden on the mountainside which really provide an authentic account of the fascinating history of this area.


​Walk in the footsteps of history with your own experienced private guide as you explore the area that comprised a sprawling compound during the National Socialist regime, learning about why the mountainside was so decisive, while visiting the most historically significant locations paying particular attention to the most fascinating of all; the exact site where Hitler's home stood.
As you are driven in a private vehicle through the Obersalzberg, your experienced guide Tom Lewis will explain the compelling background history of the mountainside, using a selection of period photographs to help you to visualise the once-extensive compound whilst you stand exactly where such momentous history was made.


You'll also delve into the subterranean secrets of the Obersalzberg with a visit to one of the original sections of the vast underground bunker complex buried deep below the former compound.


To top off the tour you will then take the winding mountain road to the Eagle's Nest. This journey weaving along the steep, serpentine route is a captivating experience in itself. ​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.

Tour Itinerary

If you are staying in the Berchtesgaden area, your experienced tour guide Tom Lewis will pick you up from your accommodation to begin the tour. If not, the meeting point is the convenient and centrally located Berchtesgaden train and bus station.
Beginning with a driving tour of the Obersalzberg you'll visit the most significant locations within the former compound, the sites where the most important buildings once stood; including the top leaders' homes, the SS barracks, and the headquarters of the RSD security force.

The highlight of the driving tour will be the most significant location of all: the exact site where Hitler's "Berghof" home once dominated the landscape. The second seat of government power during the Nazi regime; this spot was the setting for many incredibly important discussions impacting the outcome of WWII. You'll make a stop here, taking a walk off the beaten path to explore the lesser-known ruins of Hitler's Berghof home, including the opportunity to experience the panoramic views that were once on offer from his very house.


The next part of your historical tour will be the opportunity to visit an original section of the vast underground bunker complex buried deep below the former compound. Explore the meandering labyrinth of twisting tunnels and cavernous chambers; the unbelievable achievement of a workforce in its thousands under the instruction of the National Socialist leadership.

This tour is for those with a fervent interest in learning as much as possible about the history of the area. Covering all of the more well-known sites, the tour would also include exploration of the more hidden secret areas, such as (but not limited to):

  • the site of Hitler's former private Mooslahnerkopf Tea House,

  • the abandoned old military hospital,

  • the former Reich Chancellery,

  • the former SS officers' housing,

  • the remains of Martin Bormann's model farm,

  • the historical Berchtesgaden train station built for Hitler.​

You'll top off the tour with a visit to the Eagle's Nest; travelling together 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. Fully flexible to meet your requirements, there would also be an opportunity for a lunch break during the tour. Having lived directly on the Obersalzberg for many years himself, your guide Tom Lewis can recommend the best restaurant option for you - even including some historically interesting choices...

 

The tour will end where it began, either back at your hotel if in the Berchtesgaden area, or at the Berchtesgaden train and bus station. Alternatively, if you would like to be dropped off in Berchtesgaden old town to look around, or at one of the other popular tourist attractions in Berchtesgaden that would also be no problem. This is a fully private tour just for those in your travelling party, so the choice is yours.

Where to Meet?

Hotel pick up if in Berchtesgaden.

 

or

 

Berchtesgaden train & bus station: Bahnhofplatz 2, 83471, Berchtesgaden, Germany.

What's extra?

  • The Eagle's Nest entry fee:
    Adult: €31,90
    Child: €16,50
    Under 5s: Free

  • Bunkers entry fee: €3,00 p.p​

Price

  • €675 per group

(payable online in advance)

  • Entrance fees payable on the day of the tour.

  • Includes "skip the line"

 

Other Info

  • Duration: 8 hours

  • Max. group size: 8 persons*
    * All members of the group must be accounted for when booking, including babies and small children.

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