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. To visit Obersalzberg and get the most from your holiday in Berchtesgaden, create itinerary details personal to you using our Berchtesgaden online journey maker .
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  • The Dokumentatioszentrum brings in material form the dark history that Germany's rüber...und in such a wonderful landscape. What a contrast. There is also interesting how informative / instructive. ...und now have to again Jews fear in Europe? Very depressing! We were from Salzburg on the Obersalzberg mountain, easily accessible by bus, via ZOB Berchtesgaden with bus 838, to the stop documentation centre.
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  • Truly worth the time and effort to ride to the top of this Alpian mount, where vision of the valley below takes your breath away in views, a fine food and drink restaurant, after a hike to the cross.  more »
  • Details Please let me get something cleared up for all my fellow trip advisor viewers. Trip Advisor keeps asking me about strollers, senior discounts, free Wi-Fi, free parking or not, dress codes, sun...  more »
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