Visit Hitler’s mountain retreat in the Bavarian Alps above Berchtesgaden. Drive along scenic Alpine roads on a full-day tour from Munich, and ride the elevator bored through a tunnel in the mountain to reach Eagle’s Nest.
What to Expect
This full-day tour from Munich takes you to Hitler’s mountain retreat, located in the mountains above Berchtesgaden. Presented to him in 1939 as a 50th birthday present, the mountain chalet took 13 months to complete, and includes an elevator that was bored through a tunnel in the rocks to reach the entrance.
You will depart from Munich and drive along some of the most scenic roads in the German Alps. On arrival, a special bus will take you up to the Eagle´s Nest entrance area, where you will ride the elevator to the mountain peak, and into Eagle´s Nest itself.
Look at beautiful views over the Alps, with free time on your own to explore. The lower rooms can be visited with an English-speaking guide, and offer views of the building's past through plate-glass windows.
Graffiti left by Allied troops is clearly visible in the surrounding woodwork. A large fireplace in the restaurant shows severe damage along its lower edges, where soldiers have smashed off small shards of marble as souvenirs. Hitler's small study is now used as a store room for the cafeteria.
After the tour, you will get more free time to go to the NS-Documentation-Center in Berchtesgaden, before the drive back to Munich.
- Pick-up and drop-off at Munich hotels
What's Not Included
- Entrance fee (Euro 15.50)
- Guide (Euro 5.00)
Know Before You Go
• Duration of the trip is 8-9 hours
• This tour runs from May through October, depending on weather and opening conditions