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Eagle's Nest (Kehlsteinhaus)
Eagle's Nest (Kehlsteinhaus)

Eagle's Nest (Kehlsteinhaus)

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1,666 Reviews
Open daily May through October
Kehlstein Busabfahrt Hintereck, Berchtesgaden, 83471

The Basics

To reach the chalet, an opulent elevator decorated with brass, leather, and Venetian glass rises through solid rock to the summit. At the top, visitors can explore almost-untouched rooms, visit underground bunkers, and dine at the site’s cozy panoramic restaurant and beer garden. Take a day trip from Salzburg or Munich to relax and enjoy the scenery on your way to Eagle’s Nest, and learn about the site’s history from an expert tour guide. Visitors who want to get an overview of the region can opt for a combo tour to see Eagle’s Nest along with nearby highlights such as King’s Lake and the 450-year-old Salzburg Salt Mines.

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Skip-the-Line: Eagle's Nest in Berchtesgaden Tour from Salzburg

Traveler Favorite

Skip-the-Line: Eagle's Nest in Berchtesgaden Tour from Salzburg
star-4.5
$76.43 per adult
Fantastic View and Historical Too!
Skip the line was well worth it, as we did not need transport to the pickup area and the lines were long. The commentary on the bus was entertaining and informative. The view at Eagle's Nest was wonderful. This was a highlight of our trip to Germany.
Dennis M, Nov 2019

Recent reviews from experiences in Salzburg

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Visited 12/9/19
Dalkeytalk, Sep 2019
Skip-the-Line: Eagle's Nest in Berchtesgaden Tour from Salzburg
Well organized, punctual & conducted by friendly, knowledgeable guides/ driver. Vehicles clean & new. Highly recommend for a visit to this site.
star-5
wonderful trip
Penny G, Sep 2019
Berchtesgaden Town and Eagle's Nest Day Tour from Munich
enjoyed the small bus; I like a small group. the bus was clean and the staff friendly and informative.
star-5
Outstanding experience
Companion46676998254, Jun 2019
Berchtesgaden and Eagle's Nest Day Tour from Munich
Had Katerina as guide, great experience, bus was clean and in good shape, Kat gave very clear instructions, all steps had been pre-arranged, no waiting in line. This is the way to see the Eagle's Nest!
star-5
Finding history was never more fun
Darren, Sep 2020
Adventure in Eagle's Nest - Hike Tour
A dream of mine to find the Berghof and the Eagles nest in the Bavarian alps. This came true today! The eagles nest was closed but the day didn't disappoint. Claudio is a great guide full of passion and information and I couldn't have wished for a better partner to tackle the mountain. Lots of hidden history was found and also some sore knees and feet. Just the best day, thank you Caludio.
star-5
Breathtaking Views & Intriguing History
Patrick_L, Apr 2020
Berchtesgaden Town and Eagle's Nest Day Tour from Munich
If you're looking into this tour, I assume it's because you're a WW2 buff or a history buff in general. If that is the case, you will not be disappointed. Even if you're not particularly into the subject matter, the trip to Berchtesgaden from Munich is breathtaking and the scenery once you arrive is to die for. The tour is full of other history and information besides WW2 as well. Highly recommended.
star-5
WWII
DennyBrooks, Nov 2019
Berchtesgaden and Eagle's Nest Day Tour from Munich
Simply incredible. Our guide was wonderful and informative. We also enjoyed the company of the others on the tour. Unforgettable!
star-5
Fantastic View and Historical Too!
Dennis M, Nov 2019
Skip-the-Line: Eagle's Nest in Berchtesgaden Tour from Salzburg
Skip the line was well worth it, as we did not need transport to the pickup area and the lines were long. The commentary on the bus was entertaining and informative. The view at Eagle's Nest was wonderful. This was a highlight of our trip to Germany.
star-5
Beautiful and worth it
Guide221440, Oct 2019
Private Bavarian Alps & Eagle’s Nest Day Trip from Salzburg Incl. Entrance Fees
Michael (the guide) was incredible! He was very knowledgable and was able to get us in the front of lines and took us to a wonderful place to eat for lunch. We would recommend this for all that are interested. The time at the Eagle's Nest was short (but enough).
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Eagle’s Nest Tour
lmoyano55, Nov 2019
Skip-the-Line: Eagle's Nest in Berchtesgaden Tour from Salzburg
The tour is a two faced tour since is an historical tour and also a sightseeing tour. For the historical part I am an history buff and I knew most of the history related to this place, the only more I needed to have was a visit. The view from the terraces are outstanding, they say that is possible to see 200 miles from there in a clear day...the view and the nest makes this tour a nice complement to a visit in the area
star-4
Well organised
Moansville, Oct 2019
Salzburg Super Saver: Bavarian Mountains including Eagle's Nest and Salt Mines
The tour guide was very organised and friendly. We managed to get a lot in, in just one day even the restaurant suggested was fantastic.
star-5
Excellent Guide
Roam42559468875, Nov 2019
Berchtesgaden Town and Eagle's Nest Day Tour from Munich
Great experience, tour guide was knowledgeable and was very nice. The trip itself was awesome and definitely had enough time allotted for the tour and lunch. We also stopped at a small village in the valley which was picturesque and a good place for coffee, shopping or just exploring.
star-5
Beautiful scenery
814pv, Nov 2019
Berchtesgaden and Eagle's Nest Day Tour from Munich
It is one of the most beautiful places to visit. The guide gave good information and was very helpful.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Bring comfortable shoes, sun protection, and dress in layers; weather can change quickly at high altitudes.

  • The Eagle’s Nest restaurant and beer garden is open to the general public. Reservations are not required for individuals, but groups should book in advance.

  • The restaurant and parts of the garden terrace are wheelchair accessible; accessible ticket options are also available.

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How to Get There

Berchtesgaden and the Eagle’s Nest are located on the Austria–Germany border, roughly one hour from Salzburg and two hours from Munich by road. Parking is available at the Hintereck parking area near Obersalzberg; from there, visitors can hike two hours to the summit or take a paid shuttle bus.

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When to Get There

Due to the region’s harsh winters, the Eagle’s Nest is only open from May through October. The site can be quite crowded in the summer, so make sure to book your tour in advance.

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The Eagle’s Nest, Then & Now

The lodge was built in 1939 to celebrate Hitler’s 50th birthday, and was originally intended to serve as a retreat and meeting house for the Nazi Party. It was seldom used for its intended purpose, however, due to the outbreak of World War II. Today, visitors come from all over the world to learn about German history and enjoy summer weather at the on-site restaurant and beer garden (biergarten).

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