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Obersalzberg, Berchtesgaden

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
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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  • After Hitler became chancellor he started to frequent Obersalzberg on a regular basis. Eventually Eagles Nest was built and the people who lived in Obersalzberg had to give up their land. It's gorgeou...  read more »
  • The views are the only thing that Eagles Nest has going for it. The site itself has no management structure for the huge numbers of visitors they are happy to sell tickets to. Any real connection to t...  read more »
  • When you are at Eagle's nest you should walk up to the top, a few hundred meters in the thin air are worth it. 
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