The Eagle's Nest on the Obersalzberg in Austria
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.
Former National Socialist quarter in Berchtesgadener Land
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. 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".
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
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.
Excursion to the Eagle's Nest from Salzburg
You can reach the car park in Obersalzberg in approx. 45 minutes from the Hotel Scherer. Delve into the history of the town and enjoy the breathtaking distant views reaching up to 200 kilometres from the Eagle's Nest. This and other highlights around Salzburg await you when you spend your holiday in the heart of the city of Salzburg. With its central location, parking spaces directly at the building and proximity to the train station, Hotel Scherer offers the best starting point to explore Salzburg and its surrounding area including all its sights.