Tour to the Eagle's Nest (Kehlsteinhaus).
Hitler's mountain house in the Bavarian Alps
Any war is a tragedy that carries destruction and death.
Therefore, memorials related to wars should be preserved to remind humanity of the mistakes of the past constantly.
The Berchtesgaden National Park, a natural wonder of Bavaria, lies just a few kilometers west of Salzburg. Visitors from all around the world come here to enjoy five main attractions, including the salt mines where salt is still extracted, the Koenigssee Lake with its crystal-clear water, the second highest mountain in Germany - Watzmann, the colorful resort town of Berchtesgaden, and the Eagle's Nest (Kehlsteinhaus), which was once Hitler's mountain retreat.
Berchtesgaden is a place that draws people in with its stunning natural beauty and rich history. It used to be an independent ecclesiastical principality known for producing salt, putting it in competition with Salzburg. The Wittelsbach dynasty, who ruled over Bavaria, eventually turned Berchtesgaden into their private health resort.
In 1933, Adolf Hitler, who had recently become Chancellor of Germany, wanted to construct a mountain retreat near Berchtesgaden for himself and his colleagues to unwind with their families and work in a more casual environment. The Berghof estate was finished in 1936, and the Kelsteinhaus was built two years later at a height of 1834 meters by almost 3000 workers as a destination for diplomats and summer day trips. Following Austria's annexation into the Third Reich (Anschluss), Hitler resided in the Klessheim Palace in Salzburg.
The Kelsteinhaus (later called the Eagle's Nest) is one of the few buildings left in its original form since the war's end. I have a detailed itinerary for guests interested in the subject who want to see more places associated with that time. Please get in touch with me!
In addition to historical facts, you will learn about current Bavaria and Bavarians, enjoy the beautiful views of the Alps, mountain rivers, and lakes, taste Bavarian beer and traditional cuisine. Depending on the available time and your interests, many additions can be made to the tour, which makes it attractive for travelers of any age.
The private Eagle's Nest tour duration varies between 4 and 8 hours.
The Eagle's Nest (German Kehlsteinhaus) is open from early May until the last week of October.
The opening hours are from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM.
The exact dates and operating times depend on weather conditions and month.