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The Eagle's Nest

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Address: Kehlsteinhaus, 83471 Berchtesgaden, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: 08652 2969
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Hitler's summer home...

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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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Indiana
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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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San Angelo, Texas
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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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Noblesville, Indiana, USA
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We were at the Eagles Nest in July 2014. Canadian Travelers. More then the Eagles nest was the just amazing view of the surrounding alps. My grandfather was in the Wehrmacht, so seeing the leaders diggs was awesome. Food was the best we had in Europe. The fire place is still original from when Hitler got this place as a... More 

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Since I am from Germany, I've been there a few times. The key to a great time there is the weather. I've been there when the mountain was completely covered in clouds, which makes the trip up there worthless. So, do your homework and check the weather and maybe have a plan B for that day. In summer this place... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Go there earlier to take first bus at 8:30. After 20mins trip you get under the Nest - originally Kehlsteinhaus. Then you take lift and stand at the unique building. The view to surroundings mountains is excellent. Take some short trip around, there are plenty of places to seat and relax. Don't miss to take one beer outside....

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