Eagle's Nest & More
Private Day Tour
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On your private day tour from Munich to the Eagle's Nest near Berchtesgaden you will get to know two faces of this famous place steeped in history. Stunning mountain sceneries with breathtaking views of the surrounding Alps, but also a place where a criminal regime decided about war and mass murder.
Find out how a former farming region developed by chance into the second seat of government of the Nazi regime. Visit the former "Führer off-limits area" where the Eagle's Nest is one of the remaining original buildings from the time of the Third Reich. Although Hitler only visited it around a dozen times, it is now one of the most famous relics of this darkest chapter in German history. And a visit to the local Eagle's Nest Visitor Center with parts of the original bunker system enables you to dive even deeper into the history of this historical place.
But this Eagle's Nest private day tour offers even more sights to see. Whether culture, history or adventure, just enjoy the rich selection that the Berchtesgaden and Salzburg area have to offer. For more information have a look at the tour options, the tour video and the additional information on this page.
Tour details at a glance
9 - 11 hours
Travel time to main destination:
Tour start from Munich:
9 am at the latest
Price of private tour:
including transportation, insurance, bottled water, guide service- entrance fees and other personal expenses are not included - price based on tour start/end in Munich, price for other places of tour start/end might differ
Sturdy shoes recommended
Eagle's Nest closed between end of October and beginning of May
early departure recommended
Eagle's Nest Private Day Tour from Munich
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Eagle's Nest (Kehlsteinhaus)
The Eagle's Nest is a similar surprise to many visitors today as it was to the allied forces around 80 years ago, who suspected a mighty Alpine fortress here. Just because of a coincidence the area around Berchtesgaden became Hitler's holiday home from 1923 onwards. After the seizure of power in 1933, the Nazis systematically expelled the local population and expanded Obersalzberg to the "Führer off-limits area" and second seat of government of the Third Reich besides Berlin. The Kehlsteinhaus, which got its name Eagle's Nest from the attack plans of the American armed forces, is still a visible sign of this former "Führer off-limits area" today. It was built near the summit of the Kehlstein as a representative building for Adolf Hitler, who is said to have only visited it around a dozen times because of his alleged fear of heights. Get an impression of the fantastic view that the Eagle’s Nest offers and enjoy the images from the webcam there.
For over 20 years, the Obersalzberg visitor center has been offering an insight into the history of the Eagle's Nest and National Socialism in Germany. Scientifically sound and generally understandable, the multimedia permanent exhibition explains the events and relationships of that time. Particularly impressive is the visit to parts of the bunker system, which was about 6 kilometers long. It was planned as a self-sufficient headquarter "Führerhauptquartier" and is now a remarkable extension of the visitor center.
Berchtesgaden is a picturesque small town at the foot of the Alps that looks back on over 900 years of history. After a visit to the salt mine or the Eagles Nest, you can enjoy a lunch with local dishes here or stroll through the small but very picturesque old town with its shops and fresco painted house facades.
This Eagle's Nest Private Day Tour can be perfectly combined with a visit to Salzburg, which is only about 40 minutes away directly across the border with Austria. On a private walking tour through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the old town of Salzburg, you can see winding streets, baroque churches and one of the largest preserved fortifications in Europe. For more information about Salzburg and its sights please see the tour Salzburg and more.
From the Eagle’s Nest you have a fantastic view of Lake Königssee, which is rightly considered one of the most beautiful lakes in the Bavarian Alps. For over 100 years, visitors have been gliding silently in electric boats over the emerald green water and enjoying the fantastic view of the surrounding mountains and the famous Echo. If you would like to experience a piece of Bavaria as if from a picture book, the Königssee is sure to inspire you.
Salt Mine Berchtesgaden
In earlier centuries, salt was also known as white gold, because it was one of the few ways to preserve food and was accordingly precious far away from the oceans. In the salt mine of Berchtesgaden, salt is still extracted to this day, and the first visitors began to immerse themselves in this underground world already 200 years ago. Like the miners, the visitors take the mine train into the interior of the mountain, where they go down again on two wooden slides. At the lowest point of the guided tour a trip on a wooden raft across a salt lake awaits you. On your underground journey through the salt mine, you will learn all kinds of interesting facts about salt production in Berchtesgaden, experience impressive rooms and be entertained by various multimedia shows.
Herrenchiemsee Palace in Lake Chiemsee
On our ride from Munich to the Eagle's Nest, we pass one of the largest lakes in Germany, Lake Chiemsee. Here King Ludwig II of Bavaria realized his most expensive project with Herrenchiemsee Palace, the construction costs of which exceeded the sum of Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Castle. Idyllically located on an island, the palace can be reached by a short boat trip and takes the visitor into the dream world of the "fairy tale king". Find more information about this tour option and numerous pictures at Herrenchiemsee Day Tour.