Obersalzberg Travel Guide

  • Things to Do
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  • Things to Do
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  • Things to Do
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Obersalzberg Things to Do

  • Bunkers & Tunnels

    In 1943 when WW2 started to go wrong for the National Socialists they realised that Obersalzberg, as a second seat of government was vulnerable to attack from the air. A massive construction program built numerous bunkers and tunnels between the various houses for protection during air raids. The tunnels and bunkers were put to use on 25 April 1945...

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  • 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...

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  • 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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    Buses to the Eagles Nest

    by alancollins Updated Sep 28, 2014

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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 normal adult fare was 16.10 euros for adults for the round trip in 2014 or 12.60 one way. A family ticket is 33 euros. The bus ticket also includes a ride in the lift up to the Eagle's Nest. Choose a clear day for the best views. The bus service is very busy in the morning so I normally visit in the afternoon when the restaurant is not so busy and there are less people around. The last bus down is normally at 16:50 though the service during the day can be subject to change due to the weather.

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Obersalzberg Off The Beaten Path

  • Tunnel leading to the lift for the...

    This is the tunnel which leads to the lift for the ascent to the Eagles Nest. As you walk along the tunnel there is echo of your footsteps and it easy to imagine the sound of jackboots marching along. If you have hiked up to the Eagles Nest there is sometimes someone at the entrance checking bus tickets in which case you will either have to...

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  • Entrance to the tunnel

    The 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. When the US Army was in charge of...

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  • The Teehaus

    Another favourite place of Hitler was the Tea House which was built in 1937. He use to walk to the Tea House in the afternoons and then be driven back to the Berghof. The building was destroyed but the ruins were left behind. If you wish to find the ruins I would suggest looking at this excellent website for directions and more information about...

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Obersalzberg Favorites

  • 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...

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  • 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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