The Eagle's Nest
The Eagle's Nest
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8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
About
A popular day trip from Munich or Salzburg, The Eagle’s Nest atop Mount Kehlstein was formerly used by Hitler for state and government meetings during Second World War. To get there, you’ll have to take a special bus up to Kehlstein, before entering via a tunnel and then elevator. Learn about the history at the sunroom, and check out the famous Italian marble fireplace. Complete your visit with a meal at the restaurant; get a table on the outdoor terrace for views of Burchestgaden and the lake. The Eagle’s Nest is only open from May through October, and may close during inclement weather. – Tripadvisor
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Dennis E
    Thornton, Colorado89 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing views as well as Historical
    Be sure to get tickets in advance and the bus rides will be seamless. First the views from the parking lot up on the bus were wonderful. Next seeing the tunnel and taking the elevator really made us think of the engineering feat that it was to build this. The house, and sights on the top were breathtaking. We did not realize that there was a first class restaurant on top and would suggest you plan time accordingly to eat lunch while you are up there. The short hike up the trail is another opportunity to enjoy the area views from the mountain top. Very much worth the time for this tour.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 16, 2023
  • Aleida1004
    Foster City, California94 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historic place with majestic views
    This was a fun historic thing to do. Sure there is nothing to do when you get there except see the place, have some German food and hike up a mountain but the views are majestic. The bus ride up was part of the experience. Just knowing that this was part of history made it worth the trip.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 20, 2023
  • Guillaume M
    Courbevoie, France2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Real care for their customers
    Due to a problem with a crashed bus close to the summit we were not able to visit the eagle's nest this morning. The company delt with the situation very professionally by offering a complete refund, an exchange for a trip another day or to visit the salt mines instead. We chose the latter and enjoyed it very much. It is in those situations that you can appreciate the values of the people running a business. I highly recommend booking your trip with them, you will be safe knowing this company cares for their customers.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written July 5, 2023
  • Michael S
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Eagles Nest
    I have visited the Eagles Nest twice now each of the last two summers. Great spot to visit and cross of your bucket list, The Story behind the house, and the engineering itself is incredible. The House is not as big as you would expect however being up so high in a mountain it makes sense.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 7, 2023
  • Stuart E
    Cheshire, United Kingdom20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Informative trip with great views
    Panorama provided a lovely trip through the Austrian countryside with a great tour guide. On arrival at the bus depot Johannes got the tickets for the bus to the Eagles Nest ensuring a trouble-free trip. The Eagles Nest was very interesting and the views across the mountains were breathtaking. Well worth the trip.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 16, 2023
  • Nouphay K
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An amazing experience at Eagles Nest and Salzburg
    We started our trip off with Alex picking us up at our hotel. It was such a nice drive to see Eagles Nest. Got up to the top without any issues by the bus. Alex stayed wi the us the entire time. He pointed out the wonderful views and where the country lines between Germany and Austria. It was so amazing to have someone we can asked questions any time we needed. He even showed us all the cool little ways to go up/down the Eagles Nest. We later head to Salzburg. Such a gorgeous town. Alex was full of information about the town. He pointed out all the different churches. We went into two beautiful churches. He took us to see Mozart, the shopping area in old town. So much more. We highly recommend Alex if you are in Munich. Alex is with Mike’s Bike Tour.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written July 28, 2023
  • Lisa-Claire G
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit!
    This was definitely worth a visit for the views more than anything else. Spectacular! I didn't feel that there was much focus on the history around the house/Hitler which I was anticipating. However time overlooking the Konigsee and mountains was more than enough. If you are going to walk up to the house rather than take the elevator, be prepared for a long uphill walk.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 23, 2023
  • Savytraveler
    28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hints to enjoy the trip
    Sad place to visit. Hitlers second home. Bring a warm jkt or sweater it is chilly even if it's hot hot outside up there it's cold and windy. Do not wear shorts. Best time to visit is after lunch when most of the tourist are gone DrN
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 23, 2023
  • HantsJames
    318 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Vertigo suffers not reccommended.
    There are better places then this one not very far away, but then it's the curiosity and the story behind it that make this place interesting. the road up to the tunnel is a bit hair-raising on a bus, but unless you like to trek up to the top that's the only transport allowed. Nice views and a fairly good restaurant.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 19, 2023
  • Kinsman_Clan
    Sandy Springs, Georgia90 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit Eagle's Nest
    Definitely worth the time to see. The history is what made me want to visit but the views were spectacular. The building was interesting. The bus was clean and electric. The short hike from the building up to the Cross provided beautiful views of the area. We visited with a private tour guide from Salzburg (Tours by Locals - Sabine) who provided additional information and context.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written September 19, 2023
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SunofAton
Nottingham, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Fairly easy to get to. We went by car to the bottom station however there was a frequent bus service from Salzburg. Great views from the top of two valleys. We ate at the restaurant which was great value and fresh and tasty.
Written March 21, 2024
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BMW4EVER2
Calgary19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
The Eagle’s Nest (or Kehlsteinhaus for Germans) is a Nazi-constructed building at the top of the summit of the Kehlstein (1,834 m, (6,017 ft), near the German town of Berchtesgaden, pretty much hugging the border of Austria.

I visited the Eagle’s Nest not because it was used for the Nazi leaders and for the connection with Adolf Hitler who did the worst ever crimes against humanity but because of its stunning natural setting and breathtaking views.

Since 1952, Eagle’s Nest is a restaurant (indoor dining and an outdoor beer garden). It is a top attraction if you are visiting Berchtesgaden National Park. It is open seasonally from mid-May to mid-October.

The road has been closed to private vehicles since 1952 – it was too dangerous. So, you can reach it on foot (take 2 hours) or by bus from the Documentation Center (which was my choice, of course). The buses have special modifications to take on a slight angle, as the steep road leading to the peak is too steep for regular vehicles. This is a very scenic ride that winds for 7 km, rises 800 km and passes through 5 tunnels.

I highly recommend it as a must-do in Berchtesgaden!
Another check off of my bucket list!
Written November 4, 2023
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Jane S
Omagh, UK224 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Blown away by the views! Worth going to see. We had amazing weather for October!
Again not enough time to spend here as everyone is limited.
Lift can be slow.
Written October 26, 2023
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PeteCoombs56
Yate, UK34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
We were fortunate to visit on a beautiful day with breathtaking 360 views.
More than just a restaurant and terrace, there are many trails that can be explored too so would recommend arriving early to make the most of the time.
Make sure you double check the time of the last bus back to Berchtesgaden, we missed it and the walk down was really uncomfortable.
Written October 23, 2023
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TNH
Halesowen, UK93 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
We hiked up from the centre of Berchtesgaden. We were the only two to do this on the day we went up. It’s a very challenging hike requiring navigations skills and a high level of fitness. If you don’t have either of these then catch the bus like all the sane people !!

Well worth the hike. Wouldn’t have done it any other way. The summit itself is just a restaurant and in many ways a little disappointing. The beer and strudel tasted very good though.

One way on the bus cost €24 each. Expensive but we had walked 13 miles already
Written October 16, 2023
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Lisa W
Wichita Falls, TX963 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
If you can get past the fact that you are in the same place one of the most evil people who ever lived made his summer home, it is worth it for the absolutely breathtaking views from the mountaintop. If you are able to go walking around the mountain and not stay inside the building, definitely do so. Everything is so beautiful.
Written October 13, 2023
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JGM418
Buffalo, NY107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This is a must do when you are in Bavaria! The views on the way up and at the top are spectacular! Shuttle buses take you to the entrance to the tunnel where an elevator takes you 400 feet up to the top - except the day our tour group was there it was not working so we walked up switch back paved roads because we knew if we didn’t we’d regret it ! It was so worth it -plus beer and pretzels were our reward! Walk all the way up and you will see the alps!
Written October 7, 2023
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5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Good tour guide and we'll organized. Weather was cloudy so the view was not good (not tour fault) but the history and experience was worth it. I would do again. Only criticism would be the tour waits to long for late people. I guess feel like they have to do this but holding up everyone in the group for 2 or 3 inconsiderate people seems inconsiderate to the majority that want to stay on schedule.
Written October 3, 2023
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R G
Dublin, Ireland1,038 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
The Eagle's Nest in German Kehlsteinhaus constructed by the Nazis on the summit of the Kalstein, a rocky outcrop that rises above Obersalzberg near the southeast German town of Berchtesgaden. It was used basically as a coffee shop for Hitler with no military significance. Today, it is open seasonally as a restaurant, beer garden, and tourist site. its original purpose .
Written October 1, 2023
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704jules
London, UK58 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Do not miss the free Documentation centre which is newly opened and includes a visit to Hitlers unfinished bunker, there is a free either 40 or 80 min audio tour.
As hitlers house costs 30euros each to get to via shuttle bus and lift we were thinking about giving it a miss as all it is is a restaurant, in the end we went and omg the views were on another level, do not miss this!
Written September 30, 2023
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