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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  • August 17, 2017
    On the Obersalzberg, one can enjoy a wonderful supervisor! The long ascent has paid off for us in any case! A visit in the Eagle's nest is then also required! Who is in the area and has time, which should look in any case to the Obersalzberg!
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  • August 6, 2017
    The eagles nest doesn't even matter in comparison the quality of the views at the top of the mountains. You have perfect views of all the surrounding lakes, meadows and mountains. It is quite spenny -...  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    The most beautiful and interesting place, only what makes it bad employees, and the clerks, who are willing to take advantage of the customer to the end without any shame, the same product can buy at ...  more »

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