Eagle's Nest on the Obersalzberg

Former National Socialist quarter in Berchtesgadener Land

Historically impressive excursion destination in Berchtesgaden

The Eagle’s Nest lies high above Berchtesgaden. Simply getting to the once representative building of the national socialists is an impressive feat. Today the massive building, which lies at a high alpine 1,834 meters, is home to a mountain restaurant with a panorama view of the Alps.

The Eagle’s Nest and its history

Conference room in the Eagle's Nest

The road to the Obersalzberg is impressive thanks to its structural uniqueness: in just one bend, you overcome 700 metres of altitude. Since 1952, the Kehlsteinstrasse has been closed to private transport. Since then, a special bus brings the visitors to the Kehlstein car park.

By lift to the Kehlsteinhaus

From there, you proceed with your adventure on foot through a 124m-long tunnel to the lift. The lift cabin has been kept as original as possible and features a grandiose, mirrored brass trim. In just 41 seconds, the modern lift brings tourists directly inside the 124m high “Eagle’s Nest”.

Guided tours

The Eagle’s Nest is open from the beginning of May to the end of October and can be visited as part of a guided tour.

Hike up the Obersalzberg

View of the Untersberg from the Eagle's Nest

A beautiful hiking path, some of which traverses forest climbs and asphalt paths, also leads to the Eagle’s Nest.

It is an approx. 2-hour walk from the “Ofener Boden” to the Eagle’s Nest and to the peak. At the top, you will also find the Eagle’s Nest circular path, which guarantees impressive views and insights into the mountain landscape.

Exhibition on the history of the Obersalzberg

We also recommend reading the documentation about Obersalzberg at the bus station, where you can get to know the complete significance of the Obersalzberg in relation to National Socialism.

The Hotel Scherer is looking forward to your visit

You can reach the car park in Obersalzberg in approx. 45 minutes from the Hotel Scherer. This friendly hotel in the middle of the city of Salzburg is the ideal base for your excursion to the Berchtesgaden region. In addition, we can offer our guests parking spaces directly at the hotel and Salzburg’s main railway station is also only a five-minute walk away.

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Hotel Scherer (exterior view)
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