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The Eagle's Nest, Berchtesgaden

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  • Starting with 1934 year land in the mountainous region of Oberzal'cberg steel snap up representatives of the NAZI PARTY. Private houses were built here by eminent party statesmen of Germany. One of the most expensive projects in this area became the Kehlsteinhaus, planning and construction of which Martin Bormann commissioned the architect Roderihu Fik. Construction of the tea house and the road to it was completed in the summer of 1938 after 13-month construction period. The House, on behalf of the NSDAP, was presented to Adolf Hitler on the day of the 50-anniversary-April 20, 1939 years. During the massive air raid April 25, 1945 British aircraft of the year at the district Oberzal'cberg the kehlsteinhaus (one of the few buildings). After the end of World War II, u.s. troops occupied the Oberzal'cberg. In Kel'shtajnhause, which the Americans nicknamed "Eagle nest" due to its location at the top of the mountain, the headquarters of the military. Eagle's nest was confiscated Americans April 1, 1946 year. In 1951, he was transferred to the Bavarian Government, which decided to demolish it. Berchtesgaden county authorities, however, temporarily blocked the decision. After negotiations, it was decided to blow up the ruins of buildings belonging only to the leaders of the Third Reich. Thus, the Eagle's nest, it was decided not to destroy.
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  • We went on to the Eagle's nest trail for hiking. Output approx. 3 h persisted, plus 30 minutes directly to the restaurant, it was worth it and we were rewarded with a spectacular view. I recommend out of season to go down the road for buses, on the trail is spring a lot of snow and could go as us!
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  • If you are in the area, this is a must see! Beautiful view of the valley. Very interesting history and very appropriately done. It is only open from late spring til early fall, so make sure you check ...  more »
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  • This place is really awesome and has spectacular views of the surrounding area ! A place that one must visit. It is best to check if they are open or not as they are not always open due to the weather conditions. it can get windy up there and i would recommend you take a wind breaker. There is a bus that takes you up and provides amazing views on the way to and from the nest. once at the top there is a line to use the lift to get to the main part of the nest and this does take time as there is a limit to the number of people allowed on at any one time. so do allow for this. it can take anywhere from 10- 30 min to get to the lift. there is a option to walk up instead of using the lift for those would love to trek. Also when you are up you have to chose a time you would like to to get down as there are limited number of people allowed on the 6 busses that go up and down at the same time. so when chose a time allow for the time to get on and off the lift both ways and the time you would like to spend enjoying the views. there is also a small cafe at the top if you would like a bit and a hot drink while you are up there.
  • It's definitely a great place worth visiting. The scenery is breathtaking and the area is in good shape. One should, however try to avoid this place during the busiest days. A good option is to take the stairs outside instead of the crowded elevator because there's very little traffic and a nice view.
  • I went years ago. During the summer, people para glide off of the adjacent peak. You can watch them float down for over a kilometer. You're up so high, looking downward during the morning fog, like milk, fills the valley's, leaving only the ridge peaks visible, once the fog lifts, you have fantastic views in every direction. The main room there is a huge fire place and the enormous mantle still had the 101st Airborne soldier's names/ranks scratched into the marble. Unfortunate that pieces are missing, they were taken as souvenirs I'm sure by our soldiers during VE day and the weeks that followed. The tunnel that led to the elevator were both impressive engineering accomplishments. Don't forget to visit the salt mine and the surrounding sites, you'll still see WWII era buildings and phone/switch board equipment used by the Third Reich. This is bucket list material, especially if you're a history nut. Being a soldier at the time, this place had a huge impact on me.
  • This is a must-see. The Eagle's Nest is a rare combination of awe-inspiring natural beauty with man-made engineering marvel. Historical significance only adds to the experience. PRO TIPS: When you take the shuttle to the Nest's entrance, you have to decide how long you want to stay up there before entering. So have a time in mind beforehand. There are hiking trails available at the top. If I had known that, I would have arrived first thing in the morning, and set aside a solid 4 hours to hang out at the top, take in the views, hike, picnic, etc. Not sure if there are tours available of the structure itself but if there are, I wish I would have done that.
  • A must see when visiting g this part of Germany. Very interesting history and the views are fantastic. Even on a cloudy snowy day it is amazing (I may be a tad biased as snow is a bit of a novelty to an Australian like me). I recommend using Panorama Tours for seeing the Eagles Nest. Great tour guides and well organised coach trip.