Leave Munich behind for the day and head into the Bavarian Alps to visit a mountain-top house with a dark history entwined with the Third Reich. Discover its history on this day trip to Berchtesgaden and the Eagle's Nest.
Berchtesgaden & Eagle's Nest Day Trip Itinerary
On the morning of your tour, you'll depart from Munich city centre in the direction of Berchtesgaden: a bucolic mountain town nestled in a valley in the heart of the Bavarian Alps, close to the border between Germany and Austria.
Having arrived in the Alpine town and taken in a deep breath of the fresh mountain air, you'll make your way to Obersalzberg station, the departure point for visits to Kehlsteinhaus. This mountain chalet, known in English as the Eagle's Nest, was constructed under the Third Reich for exclusive use by Nazi Party members. To reach the dizzying heights of the building, located on the peak of Kehlstein Mountain at over 6,000 feet (1,834 m), you'll use an elevator built into the rock (not included). Inside the building (entrance not included), you'll see different maps and other objects used by Hitler and the Nazis during the pivotal days of the Second World War.
Outside the Eagle's Nest is a viewpoint offering privileged panoramic views over the dramatic mountains, sweeping valleys and mysterious verdant forests of the Bavarian Alps extending at your feet. Following your guided tour of Kehlsteinhaus, which will last around two hours, you'll return to the bottom of the mountain via the lift. From there you'll be taken to Grafenhöhe, a restaurant in the foothills of the mountains where you'll have an hour and fifteen minutes of free time to enjoy lunch (not included).
After eating, you'll head to Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg, the Eagle's Nest Documentation Centre, where you'll have 75 minutes of free time to visit this museum dedicated to the history of this area of the Bavarian Alps during the Third Reich. At around 4 pm, you'll make the return journey to Munich, arriving back after the two hour journey.
- On arrival in Obersalzberg, you must purchase the combined ticket for entrance, bus and elevator to the Eagle's Nest, which costs 20 Euros per person.
- Entrance to the Eagle's Nest Documentation Centre is optional. The ticket costs 3 Euros per person.
- In the case that adverse weather conditions prohibit access to the Eagle's Nest, you'll hear about its history at the base of the mountain, and visit the nearby Berchtesgaden Salt Mines instead. The entrance for the salt mines is 17 Euros per person.
Children under 4 years old
Children under 4 years old go free on this tour.
|Adults||Young people between 15 and 26 years old||Children between 4 and 14 years old|
Young people between 15 and 26 years oldUS$ 46.50
Children between 4 and 14 years oldUS$ 29.20
The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.
Transport by air conditioned vehicle.
English speaking guide with specialist knowledge of German history.
Priority access to Eagle's Nest elevator.
Entrance fee for the Eagle's Nest and its bus and elevator (20 EUR per person).
Optional entrance to the Eagle's Nest Documentation Centre (3 EUR per person).
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
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No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
In front of Karstadt München Bahnhofplatz.