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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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  • The whole area has a wonderful charm, even youths still wear lederhosen... not for them the ever changing urban fashion.... I love the area  more »
  • Atemberaubene views of 1000meter height the negative the day drove no Bergbahnen mountain the high and no bus is already more taxi skosh pricey for the few kilometers the 45% mountain high but climb with the mountain high if you drive by car
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  • The Obersalzberg is a small mountain retreat and is located about 2 miles east of Berchtesgaden, Germany. This town is in Bavaria and is about 100 miles southeast of Munich and about 17 miles south of...  more »