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The Eagle's Nest, Berchtesgaden

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  • It's ashame that they converted the house to a restaurant (it would have been nice to see more of the history there), but the views are unparalled. the bus rides up though will put the fear of god in ...  more »
  • We went on an organised tour to visit here. It was a fantastic 4+ hours. Really educational and really interesting. I never really understood the history behind the "nest" or how close the leaders, in...  more »
  • Touring the Eagle's Nest was an amazing experience. Even the bus ride to the top was unique as special buses are required due to steepness and they must time the buses since at one point only one bus ...  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.