Private Bavarian Alps and Eagle’s Nest Day Trip from Salzburg

Private Bavarian Alps and Eagle’s Nest Day Trip from Salzburg
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$823.53
Duration: 8 hours
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Begin your morning with panoramic views across the Alps from Hitler´s historic mountain retreat, known as the Eagle´s Nest. Descending from the Obersalzberg on the way to the town of Berchtesgaden we will also show you the underground bunker complexes (closed on Tuesday), and the location where Adolf Hitler had his house the Berghof.Then visit the town of Berchtesgaden with your Guide and have time to purchase lunch in one of the typical Bavarian restaurants (own expense).
In the afternoon you can choose between exploring the underground world of a 500 year old salt mine or taking a boat ride to St Bartholomew’s on the Königsee, a glacial lake situated in a valley surrounded by the Bavarian Alps.

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, and the town of Berchtesgaden itself.

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, with Maria singing 'The Hills are Alive,' was filmed.

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 24% incline up to a rocky plateau.

Disembark 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. Then, see the fortress-like system of underground bunkers that was built by the Nazis and intended to be used as air-raid shelters, 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 delightful town of Berchtesgaden nestled in the Königssee (King's Lake) River valley and enjoy free time to explore the charming squares and streets on your own. If you wish, have lunch (own expense) in one of the typical Bavarian restaurants, and in the afternoon, opt to visit either the 450-year-old Berchtesgaden salt mine or take a boat ride to St Bartholomew’s Church on Lake Königssee, a stunning glacial lake that occupies a vast, peak-framed valley.

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.

All entrance fees are included in this fully guided tour, so there are no hidden costs.

Begin your morning with panoramic views across the Alps from Hitler´s historic mountain retreat, known as the Eagle´s Nest. Descending from the Obersalzberg on the way to the town of Berchtesgaden we will also show you the underground bunker complexes (closed on Tuesday), and the location where Adolf Hitler had his house the Berghof.Then visit the town of Berchtesgaden with your Guide and have time to purchase lunch in one of the typical Bavarian restaurants (own expense).
In the afternoon you can choose between exploring the underground world of a 500 year old salt mine or taking a boat ride to St Bartholomew’s on the Königsee, a glacial lake situated in a valley surrounded by the Bavarian Alps.