920,00 €*
for up to 10 hours
9 – 10 hours
6 persons
approx. 155 km / 2 h one way
we pick you up
e.g. at your hotel
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Berchtesgaden – Eagle’s Nest / Bavaria

Far down in the Bavarian South

A Location with dark secrets

A tour to one of the most beautiful regions of Bavaria is awaiting you: nestled between the Berchtesgaden Alps, Salzburger Land and the Bavarian Watzmann (highest mountain of the “Bavarian Alps”) lies the old, picturesque spa town Berchtesgaden. There is a reason why almost all leading Nazi functionaries settled on the Obersalzberg during National Socialism. Today the region is home to Bavaria’s second national park with an infinite number of attractions.

Hardly had the railway to Berchtesgaden been built towards the end of the 19th century when the number of visitors, tourists and day trippers was already rising rapidly. This isn’t a surprise, because the Berchtesgadener Land is one of the most beautiful regions in Bavaria. The regular presence of the Royal Wittelsbach Family in Berchtesgaden Castle, the magnificent surroundings of the Watzmann mountain massif and the Königssee nearby were attractive crowd pullers then, as they are today.

Obersalzberg – the “Eagle’s Nest”

But also Adolf Hitler discovered the beauty of this area when he came to Obersalzberg for the first time in 1923, which is now a district of Berchtesgaden at an altitude of just under 3.300 ft.  Ten years later, the National Socialists claimed Obersalzberg as a “Fuehrer’s restricted area” for themselves, and almost all party leaders had their private homes there. Adolf Hitler himself inhabited the “Berghof”, a spacious estate which can only be recognized today by a few foundation relics in a forest.
They are located close to the Obersalzberg Documentation Center, which provides information about National Socialism and its relation to Obersalzberg in a detailed exhibition. Hitler spent a lot of time at the Berghof and at times the Berghof was called the “Second State Chancellery” after Berlin. It should not be forgotten, however, that it was here that decisions on war strategies, on life and death and on the fates of entire peoples were made.

The Eagle’s Nest (Kehlsteinhaus), located almost 900 meters up the hill, was a gift to Adolf Hitler for his 50th birthday and was completed in 1939. Unlike the Berghof, it has been preserved and has been run as a restaurant since 1952. A visit to the Eagle’s Nest is definitely worthwhile, because apart from the magnificent view, the ascent by bus with a 24% gradient is a tingling experience.

Obersalzberg / Eagle’s Nest today

The small alpine village Obersalzberg at the foot of the Kehlstein was exclusively used by the US Army for a long time and served as a recreation center for soldiers and guests. After the handover of the site to Bavaria in 1996, the Free State of Bavaria determined a kind of “two-pillar concept” for Obersalzberg: a place of learning and remembrance with the construction of the Documentation Center on one hand and recreation and nature experience on the other. Definitely a successful mixture!


If there is any time left…

In addition to the return trip and the ascent to the mountain, there is usually some time left for another activity.

Lake Königsee is only a 15 minutes drive from Obersalzberg and offers a unique view of the mountain world of the Berchtesgadener Alps.

Berchtesgaden – Visit of a picturesque town: short walk to the town centre, eating or shopping can be part of your programme.

Berchtesgaden Salt Mine offers guided tours through the mine. A great experience and popular with young and old, duration 1.5 to 2 hours (incl. ticket purchase, changing and waiting time).

Rossfeld-Höhenring Scenic Road is one of the most beautiful panoramic roads in Germany and leads through Austrian territory back to Bavaria. An indescribable view of the Austrian cities Hallein or Salzburg and on the Bavarian side over the Watzmann mountain massif to the city of Berchtesgaden!


The most important questions

  • Max. 7 persons
  • Suitable clothing – check the weather forecast in advance!
  • Good shoes
  • Children with you? Please inform us about possible child seats
  • Departure time in Munich from 7:00 to 9:00 am at the latest
  • Bring passports!

This is your exclusive, all private tour

  • You determine your desired date and start time
  • Also you determine the duration of the tour
  • You determine the number of participants (if the maximum number of participants is reached, it is necessary to book a second driver-guide) 

In principle, yes. Rollators and folding wheelchairs can usually always be taken along. 

Please inform us in advance about any equipment that may need to be transported.

This tour is generally offered with pick-up from your hotel / home address in Munich.

Please inform us if you live outside Munich. We will then discuss the optimal offer with you.

In order for a guided tour to take place, a binding booking must be made. This can be done under “BOOK NOW” and is done within two minutes. 

This offer requires a deposit of 150.00 euros. You can also pay the tour in full in advance. 

If you decide to pay the deposit only, the remaining amount is generally due in cash at the end of the tour at the latest. 

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