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Address: Kehlsteinhaus, 83471 Berchtesgaden, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: 08652 2969
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The Kehlsteinhaus is built for a 50th birthday of Adolf Hitler. It was preserved from being destroyed by allies.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The Kehlsteinhaus is built for a 50th birthday of Adolf Hitler. It was preserved from being destroyed by allies.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We just went there and unfortunately it's closed until mid-May. The bus costs 15 Euros round trip per person.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The Kehlsteinhaus was intended as a 50th birthday present for Adolf Hitler to serve as a retreat, and a place for him to entertain visiting dignitaries. We were told he only visited the Kehlsteinhaus around 10 times, usually for no more than 30 minutes. It's amazing, from a historical and geographical landscapical (is that a word?) POV...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

A must see for everybody BUT don`t go if the weather isn`t nice. This place is all about the views from up top. If it`s coudy you won`t be able to see anything. Being a history addict..especially of the WW2 period, as soon as i planned my trip to Germany I knew that i had to visit this. It's about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Take the first few buses in the morning, else the lines get long and it gets crowded. Closes around 4pm.

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Armagh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

we went on the bus up to the base of the Eagles Nest, no cars allowed, buses leave from the depot. then you walk through a 400m tunnel to the origional lift which is huge all done in Brass.then you arrive at the Eagels Nest and enter the restaurant which is all origional. the views are spectular this is a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The view on a clear day is amazing, and the the nostalgia is felt definitely if you are a history buff. Make sure you check out the museum first.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The views are really what this place is about. Yes there is history here, but I don't blame the Germans for not stressing its history. We didn't have lunch at the restaurant as we suspected based upon reviews that it wasn't worth it. However, this is a must see location with absolutely idyllic views. Dress warmly. It is a little... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The Kehlsteinhaus was “OK,” but there really isn’t much there, as other reviewers have noted. The restaurant on site now is not necessarily memorable. The view is certainly beautiful, but if it’s cloudy or rainy (like the day we visited), the vistas are very limited. There is no tour or staff to discuss the WWII aspect of the site and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

To reach the Kehlsteinhaus (Eagle's Nest), you must take one of the buses which depart from the parking area in Obersalzburg. The ride up the mountain takes approximately 15 minutes on a steep, narrow road. The ride can be a little harrowing, but provides great views of the valley below. Once you reach the Kehlsteinhaus entrance, you will walk down... More 

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