David Harper was born in New York, NY, and moved to Paris, France at the age of five. Growing up in the heart of a multilingual family, he was bilingual at an early age and his school years were spent both in France and the United States where his studies focused mainly on music, acting and philosophy.
Always eager to adapt to new situations he has gained experience in many professional fields: as translator, stonemason, farmer, lecturer, writer, pop singer and language teacher. In 1986 David began working as a tour guide in Berchtesgaden, Germany, and started a sightseeing company there with his wife Christine in 1990. Author of “Your Complete Guide to Berchtesgaden”, his research has focused on the fascinating history of this well-known region and, above all, on the major importance of Hitler’s HQs on the Obersalzberg / Kehlstein mountain.
Christine Dundas-Harper grew up in Montana in an intercultural household with a German mother and American father. After attending travel school, Christine opened a travel agency / tour company with her father. Her working years at the agency allowed her to better understand the wishes, dreams and expectations of US travelers abroad and to also gain first-hand foreign tour experience by visiting travel destinations around the world. First providing destination management services in the hosting of foreign tour groups visiting the US Northwest, Christine then decided to live in Germany in order to master the language and to show American travelers an inside view of Europe.
After working as a tour guide for the US Armed Forces in Bavaria, Christine founded “Eagle’s Nest Tours” with her husband, David, in 1990. Fluent in German like her husband, Christine works closely with the Berchtesgaden tourist board in the fields of marketing and public relations. Specializing in German WWII history, numerous travel journalists, history publications and TV productions have sought her out as a local authority on Hitler's Eagle's Nest and his adjoining 3rd Reich HQs.
Sharon Fendt was born in Harare, Zimbabwe and moved to King Williams Town, South Africa, in the early 80´s where she completed school .
She then attended Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa, to study zoology and botany with the intention of becoming an entomologist. It was then that she developed in history and, after traveling around Europe for some time, she met her future (German) husband back in Cape Town, South Africa.
Sharon and her husband have been living in Berchtesgaden, Germany, since 1990 and have four children. She has been working as a tour guide with Eagle’s Nest Historical Tours since 1996 and has been certified as a specialized guide for Third-Reich themes by the Munich-Berlin Institute for Contemporary History.