Location: Salzburg, Austria
4.5 star based on 56 reviews
Visit Kehlsteinhaus, better known as Hitler’s retreat, the Eagles Nest, on this day trip to Bavaria. Journey through spectacular scenery along the Konigsee River Valley and the Bavarian Alps, before arriving at Obersalzberg.
* Hotel pickup included (selected hotels only)
* Informative, friendly and professional guide
* All entrance fees included
* Bus and Elevator transfer up Mt Obersalzberg
* Conducted in English
A special kind of adventure awaits you on this excursion to Bavaria – Berchtesgaden. Once you pass the hunting castle, Hellbrunn, you will cross the Austrian-Bavarian border. Continue through the fairytale scenery, along the Konigsee River Valley, through the Bavarian mountains spotted with romantic farmhouses.
Once the tour reaches Obersalzberg, the mountain housing the elevator that will take you to Eagle’s Nest, the highlight of the journey begins. You will be transported to Eagle’s Nest by both elevator and bus. The adventurous bus ride along the steep rock walls and deep gorges takes about 20 minutes and provides breathtaking views across the Alps. The buses are equipped with special engines and brakes to enable them to safely transport you through such treacherous terrain.
During the journey you will have a splendid view up to the “Hoher Goll” and across the snowcapped peaks of the Bavarian Mountains. From the 365 foot (111 meter) elevator you will enter Eagle’s Nest at an altitude of 5,000 feet (1,524 meters), where you will be able to see the place where Hitler once lived and held meetings with the former Nazi party.
On the way down contented faces are proof of a successful excursion, with many guests returning again and again to Eagle’s Nest. Afterwards you have the chance to regain your strength with some Bavarian specialties.
Departure Point: Tour departs from centrally located Salzburg hotels. If hotel details not advised at time of booking, tour departs from the bus terminal at Mirabellplatz (in front of St. Andrew’s Church)
Departure Time: 8:45am – Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
Return Details: Tour concludes at Mirabellplatz (bus terminal)
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This had amazing views from the Eagle’s nest top. If you aren’t at the top.. you’ll miss something! Our guide spoke very fluent English, and had mammoth knowledge. We did an upgrade to the full day tour 8 hrs, which includes Eagel’s Nest, Salt mines and KonningSee lake. I would recommend that, if you have the time.
Reviewed by: Snehendu C, India