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Obersalzberg, Berchtesgaden

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Historic Site Tourist Spot
A mountain retreat that was once a getaway spot for Adolph Hitler, Obersalzberg is now a tourist destination. The area once held a handful of farms with small acreages between the pine-covered mountains. It was used as a retreat area in the 19th century when German intellectuals and industrialists began to arrive as vacationers. Hitler's presence meant that security barricades had to be built, and the remains of these are still visible despite heavy bombing in the later part of World War II. The U.S. military occupied the retreat after the war and stayed until 1996, operating the site as a military retreat. Rent a room at the hotel operated by Intercontinental, and visit the Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg to learn more about the area's history. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Berchtesgaden holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Obersalzberg and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • If you enjoy breathtaking scenery, walking, history, wild flowers, wild life, exploring, friendly people, cable cars and feeling on top of the World, then visit Obersalzberg! Felt completely alive and...  more »
  • the germans aren't big on marking their past but finding the berghof was good. the spot where the teehaus was is stunning and worth the find. the seat where hitler sat is well worth it. the locals are...  more »
  • This is a place with an amazing view and not so nice history but well worth a visit because there are many things to see and do within a few miles.  more »