The Kehlsteinhaus (also known as the Eagle’s Nest) is a chalet-style structure erected on a subpeak of the Hoher Göll known as the Kehlstein. It was built as an extension of the Obersalzberg complex erected in the mountains above Berchtesgaden. The Kehlsteinhaus was intended as a 50th birthday present for Adolf Hitler to serve as a retreat and a place to entertain visiting dignitaries.
Situated on a ridge at the top of Kehlstein mountain 6,017 ft, it is reached by a 4.0 mi long, 13 ft wide road costing about 150 million euros in 2007. It includes five tunnels and one hairpin turn that climbs 2,600 ft. The last 407 ft up to the Kehlsteinhaus are reached via elevator bored straight down through the mountain and linked via a tunnel through granite.
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Eagle’s Nest Offical Website
Closed in the Winter
Open mid May – October
Eagle’s Nest has no tour or museum.
It offers views and a restaurant.
Getting there on foot
RVO-Bus from Hintereck parking area to the Eagle’s Nest parking area.
Hike to Eagle’s Nest 1.5 to 3 hours via Ofneralm up to the Eagle’s Nest parking area or from the Scharitzkehl parking area.
Getting there by Car
Take the A8 and exit at Bad Reichenhall or at Salzburg Süd to Berchtesgaden and from there
the Obersalzberg road to the Hintereck parking area at Obersalzberg.
Other Germany Headquarters of Adolf Hitler
Fuherbunker Reich Chancellery, Berlin
Felsennest Bad Munsterreifel
Adlerhorst Bad Nauheim