Private Eagles Nest and Salt Mines Tour from Salzburg

Private & Custom Tours in Berchtesgaden

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Explore Adolf Hitler’s World War II lairs in the Bavarian Alps on this 6 hour private tour from Salzburg. Admire the mountain-and-lake scenery and visit the Nazi leader’s mountaintop Eagle’s Nest retreat. Experience the building and its bird’s-eye views, and explore bunkers, the site of Hitler’s home, and the Lake Königsee (photo stop), before you enter the underground world of a 500 years old salt mine. Price is per vehicle, and includes private transport and hotel pickup and drop-off. it is extended to a maximum of 7 travelers.
This personal, customizable tour covers Bavaria's mountains, Adolf Hitler's former mountain home and Eagle’s Nest retreat, plus the Nazi bunkers around Berchtesgaden, the King's Lake and the Salt Mines.. After pickup from your Salzburg hotel, start your morning with a scenic drive, following an off-the-beaten-path route past the meadow where the opening scene of The Sound of Music was filmed — with Maria singing 'The Hills are Alive.' The road then leads to one of the most beautiful viewpoints in Berchtesgaden, and after a short photo stop here, continue to the Obersalzberg Eagle’s Nest bus terminal. Here, board a specially equipped mountain bus and experience a breathtaking ride up the 4-mile (6.4-kilometer) road, negotiating its 27% incline up to a rocky plateau. Disembark the bus here and walk through the 406-foot (124-meter) tunnel to the original WWII brass elevator up to the Eagle’s Nest. Feel the palpable sense of history as the elevator carries you a further 406 feet (124 meters) through the heart of Kehlstein mountain, and straight into Hitler’s former lair. On arrival, take a fascinating tour of the building and afterward, get some free time to enjoy the bird’s-eye views and refreshments (own expense). Afterward, descend from the Obersalzberg toward the mountain town of Berchtesgaden. See the fortress-like system of underground bunker complexes that were built by the Nazis be used as air-raid shelters, a military headquarters, and a possible last refuge for the Third Reich leaders. Having explored here, emerge back into the daylight and after a short walk, visit the grounds of Hitler’s now destroyed home, known as the Berghof. Next, continue to the Königssee (King's Lake) a glacial lake in an Alp-framed valley. After a short photo stop at the Lake we will travel back in time exploring the underground world of a 500-year-old salt mine. Lastly, relax on a scenic return drive along the Königssee River to Salzburg, where your tour concludes with a drop-off at your hotel or your chosen central location.

What’s included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Driver/guide

What’s not included

  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended)
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