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Eagle's Nest

Kehlsteinhaus | Berchtesgaden, 83471 Bavaria, Germany
8652 2029
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Ranked #131 of 513 Attractions in Upper Bavaria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites
Description: Hitler's mountain retreat now serves as a restaurant, the best feature of which is the fantastic view of the surrounding countryside it provides.
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Billericay, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Our trip was badly organised by Thomson/crystal holidays. So it could have been so much better You catch a bus from the car park where the documentation centre is, and this takes you up to the Eagles Nest. This is now a restaurant. Unfortunately all the information was in German, so you only really get to look at the views... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The Eagles nest is reached by a coach from the documentation centre or you can take a very long arduous hike. Having reached the bus stop go the kiosk to get your ticket stamped with the return time you choose. Walk along the tunnel ( Which still has the original light fittings) to the brass lined lift which takes you... More

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Neidenbach, Germany
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed the views at Eagle's Nest. The weather was great...a little nippy...and the views were pretty awesome. You'll have to catch a bus up to the entrance. I can't remember exactly how much it cost, but it was not expensive. After you go through the tunnel (it's kinda cool), you go up in an elevator and you are... More

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New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

What a beautiful location. If you go there for a history you will be disappointed. If you go there for a nice 3 hr hike and the view you will be a happy person:) hopefully you will have a good weather and will be able to see 360 view. There is a bus if you prefer. 15 min ride to... More

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Grafenwöhr, Bayern, Germany
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We didn't pay for e guided tour, but decided to head out on this adventure on our own. It was a good price for four people including the bus ticket both ways (65€). Once to the top he view was amazing, but slowly started to fade away with the clouds coming in. There were a few souvenir shops near the... More

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I think this attraction is overrated. Sure, the surrounding nature and view is beautiful (but you get that in any part of Alpes), but there is nothing to see really. There is a restaurant in the chalet, which serves good Bavarian cuisine. However, there is almost nothing that shows this was once Hitler's birthday present and vacation spot. There were... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We booked a tour from Berchtesgaden which took 4 hours and cost €106 for 2 people. I think it was money well spent especially for us as we are interested in ww2 history and have some knowledge of the area and people that lived there. Our guide pointed out many sights and gave in depth information on our route up.... More

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Springfield, Oregon
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Arrived mid-morning and had no trouble getting the next bus up the mountain. Partly cloudy day made for an interesting view up top as clouds floated in and around Eagles Nest. Elevator larger than I expected and it is a little hard to believe who and what it was originally used for. Easy day trip from Salzburg or anyone heading... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Our visit was disappointing because the weather closed in and by the time we finally reached Eagles Nest , visibility was very limited and once there the limited historical information, only in German, was overtaken by the crowded restaurant which overshadowed everything. It was not worth staying and the return trip was dreadful- very poorly coordinated bus schedule back to... More

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California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We were able to take the tour up to the Eagle's Nest. As you near the final twisting road they have provided trams to transport you up to the elevator. One you get to the entrance of this fantastically engineered tunnel you walk down a long hallway to the golden elevator. It is hard to believe that the elevator was... More

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