A trip to the Eagle’s Nest, located on a mountain summit at over 6,000 ft in elevation, is always a memorable experience. Special mountain buses travel 4 miles up Germany’s highest road, transporting passengers to the original brass-line elevator that carries them another 400 ft into the Eagle’s Nest. In clear weather the views of the Bavarian and Austrian Alps is spectacular.
However our 3,5 hour educational tour emphasizes the historical significance of the whole mountain, not just the Eagle’s Nest teahouse. We show how Obersalzberg served as the cradle of the party and became a stage on which world history was enacted. In fact many of Hitler’s ideas and decisions that led to war and the holocaust can be traced back to this very idyllic mountainside.
Join us for a detailed, three-part historical account that includes the construction and use of the Eagle’s Nest, a driving and educational tour of the Obersalzberg area and, only in 2022, a stop at the historically significant site of Hitler’s former home and headquarters (now a ruin). Known as the “Berghof” the sprawling structure, once famed for its extensive terrace, was located on a promontory on the flank of the Obersalzberg mountain far below the more-famed “Eagle’s Nest.” Hitler’s 30-room estate became the venue for national and international political decision-making, a place visited by foreign heads of state and frequented by Nazi leaders, as well as by members of European high-society who were hosted by the “lady of the house”, Eva Braun. Find out more about Hitler’s home under “Our Historical Tour.”