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Obersalzberg, Berchtesgaden
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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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  • A must-see sight if you're a military history buff, or even if you want to introduce others to the background of the Nazi regime. In hindsight a terrible shame that the Bavarian government tried to er...  more »
  • One of the most incredible views I've ever seen in my life! The hiker's cross at the top is lovely. If you enjoy hiking, the trip down would be a once in a lifetime adventure. 
  • This mountain is that dominates the landscape in Berchtesgaden and its area of influence. Climb this mountain on special buses and to enjoy its lush vegetation as it ascends, is an incredible spectacle.
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