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Historical Tour of the Obersalzberg

Price: €375 per tour (1-8 guests), plus entrance fees
Duration: ca. 4 hours


The Berchtesgaden area holds so much historical value with regards to World War II. This half day private tour is perfect for those wishing to discover this history during the winter time when the Eagle’s Nest is closed.

Walk in the footsteps of history 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.

Tour Itinerary

If you are staying in the Berchtesgaden area, your experienced tour guide Tom Lewis will pick you up from your accomodation 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.

The tour will include ample opportunities to take photos, and to ask any questions you may have about the area. In addition, the mountain scenery is extremely beautiful and on a clear day you will be surrounded by stunning panoramic views of the Bavarian Alps and the valley below.

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.




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

What's extra?

  • Bunkers entry fee: €3,00 p.p​


  • €375 per group
    (payable online in advance)

  • Entrance fees payable on the day of the tour.

Other Info

  • Duration: 4 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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