"Eagle's Nest" was designed and built for Adolf Hilter's 50th
Birthday by his personal secretary and Head of the Nazi Party
Chancellery Martin Bormann. The monument is called "Kehlsteinhaus"
in German because of it was originally intended to be a "Teahouse"
for the head of the Third Reich. This mountain-top hideaway
played a prominent role as the main unit objective in HBO's
critically acclaimed mini-series "Band of Brothers."
The allied bombing and
battles of World War II left building intact and today the Eagle's
Nest remains in its original state. In the years after the
war, the Eagle's Nest and the surrounding area of Berchtesgaden
remained a part of
The Eagle's Nest lies
in the mountains above Berchtesgaden in the southeastern corner of
Germany. You can get there by taking the local bus or driving
from Berchtesgaden to Obersalzberg, a small village community.
At Obersalzberg, you must buy tickets on the Eagle's Nest bus (the
road is closed to privately-owned vehicles) which takes you up the
mountain. This bus route provides some of the most spectacular
views of the German and Austrian Alps.
At the end of the bus
ride, you will walk through a marble-lined tunnel 400 feet into the
heart of the mountain. There you will ride the original brass
elevator 400 feet straight up into the Eagle's Nest building at the
top of the mountain.
There you will be able to walk around the grounds at 6017 feet
altitude and enjoy the spectacular scenery.
Tickets to the Eagle's Nest can be purchased at Obersalzberg.
Busses leave for the Eagle's Nest every 20-30 minutes from 8:00am to
2:30pm daily from May to October. For more information, call
+49 8652 2969 from May - October, or +49 8652 61244 from November -
Official Eagle's Nest Website HERE
Click Here to map your route to the Eagle's