Obersalzberg Travel Guide

  • Taken June 2010, not much left now
    Taken June 2010, not much left now
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    View in 1950
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Obersalzberg Things to Do

  • Documentation Centre

    If you want to know more about the history of Obersalzberg and the nazis this informative exhibition is well worth a visit. The Documentation Centre has been open since October 1999 and is the only permanent exhibition worldwide to cover all aspects of the Nazi era. It includes numerous photographs, maps, plans and entrance to some of the...

  • Eagle's Nest Museum-Berchtesgaden

    This is the place that Hitler and associates loved to visit. The climate, I am sure was great in summer months. The whole compound, and I will call it that, was to protect the Nazi brass and provide peaceful solitude away from the public. I could only guess what went on inside the walls. The main steel door entry is intact and huge. Then you go...

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Obersalzberg Transportation

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    by alancollins Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    There is a now a new and repositioned coach station where you catch the coaches up to the Eagles Nest. It is a 6.5km journey from the bottom to the top. Make sure you sit on the right hand side of the bus to capture the best views and photographs on the way up. You have to book a time for your return journey, at the office close to where the coach stops. You should be able to tell where it is by the queue. The fare was 15.50 euros for adults for the round trip in 2010 or 13.50 one way. A family ticket is 33 euros. The bus ticket also includes a ride in the lift up to the Eagle's Nest.

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Obersalzberg Off The Beaten Path

  • Entrance to the tunnel

    Entrance to the tunnel which leads to the lift for your journey to the Eagles Nest above. The entrance has not changed from when it was first built in 1939. If you have walked up to the Kehlsteinhaus there is sometimes someone at the entrance checking tickets. If you take a bus up this includes use of the lift.

  • Lift to the top

    At the end of the second world war the Americans were in occupation of the area. The lift takes you up the final 407 feet to the Eagles Nest. At that time only officers could use the lift. All other ranks had to use the footpath to get to the top. The lift is ornate and looks like it has gold panels but I think the metal is brass which is a lot...

  • Berchtesgaden Valley

    One of Hitler's favourite views was looking down towards the Berchtesgaden Valley. The view frequently features in newsreels of the time. The view can be found a short distance away from the Tea House (now removed but the rubble can still be seen). When I last visited in July 2004 there was a convenient picnic bench to rest your feet and take in...


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  • Tunnels & Bunkers

    The Hotel Zum Turken was next to the Berghof, which was Hitler's home at Obersalzberg. The hotel was used as accommodation by the SS who guarded Hitler. Under the hotel was a series of tunnels and bunkers. The tunnels can be assessed at the rear of the hotel for a small fee. If you decide to visit the tunnels remember to bring coins as the entrance...

  • Red Italian Fireplace

    The Eagles Nest is now a restaurant but was a main reception room when the house was built. The fireplace in the background is made from red Italian marble and was gift from Mussolini. The was also a large rug which was a gift from the Japanese Ambassador. At the end of the war boths these gifts suffered the fate of souvenirs hunters.

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