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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  • This place for a duty visit should be prescribed for each, but also every German (and especially those who apply for this citizenship). Nowhere else the traumatic history of a country and the fate of a hated minority so dramatically before eyes run one. Strongly recommended also for Turkish citizens who still believe that a sole economic miracle and highway constructions brings salvation.
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  • After 20 years I returned to visit Eagle nest, I was amazed at the way in which they managed to ruin it. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a nostalgic but history must be maintained from anywhere you are. During the first visit, once you arrive at the shelter seemed like time stood still, everything left as in the years of World War 2. was told the history of the site in every detail, there was still the desk and furnishings of Hitler, it was like stepping into history, it was a moment of reflection on how many died here to build a whim of the Nazi hierarchy. It has now become a gasthaus, feels like Rimini, the place is devastated. It's hard to find the site and also asking the locals claim they don't know or don't understand. The climb Côte €16.00 the shelter can only be reached by bus. the organization is Teutonic and once at the top you must immediately declare the time of descent. The place is worth a look, at least for those interested in history.
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  • Originally wanted to go to Jena Peak, but the cable car is still in repair, so went to the eagle Nest, almost four to the top of the hill, to see the king of the lake beyond the full backlight, you can see the Austrian mountains and lakes, beautiful
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