Eagles Nest Tour From Salzburg (Kehlstein Mountains) 2019

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Visit the Nazi Party’s historic conference venue high up on the summit of Kehlstein, Eagle’s Nest, with a direct transfer from Salzburg! Take in the incredible views of the Bavarian and Austrian Alps from 5,000 ft.

Your journey from Salzburg will take you through the scenic alpine landscape of the Koenigssee Valley, crossing into Germany past an ancient castle and old mountainous farmhouses. Explore the quaint towns of Obersalzberg and Berchtesgaden, near to the destroyed site of Adolf Hitler’s house and legendary Berches garden.

Be treated to a perilously steep drive to reach the entry tunnel, ride the old brass elevator and experience the main attraction in Berchtesgaden, Eagle’s Nest’s interior. A professional guide will lead you to all the important sites, such as the famous fireplace, and the meeting room.

This is truly a tour not to be missed for history and nature lovers!


Know before you book:

  • This tour is only available during the summer months
  • Due to increased border controls, to be safe a valid passport is required
  • As Eagle’s Nest is on a mountain top, tours may be affected by adverse weather conditions
  • We recommend bringing warm clothing


  • See the Nazi Party’s mountainous conference venue, Eagle’s Nest
  • Enjoy a guided tour and learn about the historical buildings
  • Take in the magical views of the Bavarian and Austrian Alps from Obersalzberg
  • Journey through the spectacular Koenigssee River Valley from Salzburg
  • Explore the picturesque town of Berchtesgaden

The Eagle’s Nest, or Kehlsteinhaus as it is locally known, is a retreat perched high up in the Bavarian Alps, on Kehlstein mountain near the town of Berchtesgaden. This Third Reich-era building was used exclusively by members of the Nazi party for meetings and social gatherings.

Your journey to one of the most scenic outposts in Germany begins in central Salzburg. Along the way, you will pass the historic Hellbrunn Castle, before crossing over the border from Austria into Germany.

Take in the gorgeous alpine scenery of the Alps as you are transported along the Koenigssee River Valley, before arriving at the mountainous hamlet of Obersalzberg. Here you will be transferred into special busses that are equipped to endure the steep journey to Eagle’s Nest high up on Kehlstein Mountain.

The bus ticket is also your entry pass into the building, but first, you’ll have to take the WWII-era brass elevator up a long tunnel and ascend another 124 meters through the mountain to Eagle’s Nest. You will then be led on a guided tour of the building, and learn about its fascinating history.

Before departing back to Salzburg, you will get the chance to explore the beautiful town of Berchtesgaden, and possibly even the Berchtesgaden Castle if on a private tour. Some private tours allow for a degree of flexibility and could include a visit to the ruins of Bergdorf, Hitler’s vacation home.


Eagles Nest Tour Prices 2019

Eagles Nest tours from Salzburg will cost between USD $66.29 and USD $112.41 depending on tour length and inclusions.

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Eagles Nest Berchtesgaden Opening Times

Eagle’s Nest is only open for tours in the warmer months from May until the end of October. Tours usually leave Salzburg for Eagles Nest in the morning at 8:30 am, 8:45 am and 10 am depending on the tour. Half-day tours last approximately 4.5 hours, while full-day tours last up to 8 hours.

Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 4:50pm

Saturday – Sunday: 8:30am – 4:50pm

Best Time to Go to Eagles Nest Germany

The best time to visit Berchtesgaden Eagles Nest interior is during the week, as crowds can build up quickly on weekends when it tends to get a lot busier.


Eagles Nest Tour Options

Some of the options for exploring Eagle’s Nest include a standard tour that transports you to Obersalzberg region via touring bus, or private tours that cater for smaller groups and transport you to Eagle’s Nest in a small minivan.

Eagle’s Nest and Berchtesgaden Tour from Salzburg

This tour is perfect for those traveling on a budget and can cater for large groups. You will be transported from Salzburg to Berchtesgaden in a large tour bus before switching to a dedicated bus to take you up to Eagle’s Nest.


What we liked: A very easy way to access Eagles Nest and explore the mountain retreat.


  • Return bus transfer from Salzburg to Eagle’s Nest
  • Entry into Eagle’s Nest
  • Guided tour

  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry into Berchtesgaden Castle

 The guided tours are offered in English and German.

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Salzburg: Private Eagle’s Nest Half-Day Tour

This tour is perfect for those wanting to experience Eagle’s Nest and are fitting it into a tight schedule. The tour caters for small groups and offers a more personal experience. This tour not only includes luxurious transport, but also an informative guide for more insight into the beautiful area and structures.


What we liked: The tour guide was really informative and aimed to please.

  • Private driver and guide
  • Entry into Eagle’s Nest
  • Guided tour

  • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Gratuities

 Your private tour guide is waiting to enthrall you with tales of the Nazi retreat, Adolf Hitler’s house and more!


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Private Eagles Nest and Berchtesgaden Full-Day Tour

This tour is perfect for those looking for a full day’s excursion Eagle’s Nest and the surrounding areas. The tour caters for small groups looking for a more personalized experience and offers a degree of flexibility of the itinerary.


What we liked: A more personal tour and a customizable experience to suit our needs.

  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Transport in a luxury vehicle
  • Flexibility to customise your experience
  • Full-day private tour of Eagle’s Nest and Bavarian Alps
  • Complimentary water

  • Gratuities
  • Food and Drinks
  • Entry into Eagle’s Nest

 On this tour you’ll be able to pick and choose your itinerary, to get more of a Germany history tour!.


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9.3Expert Score
Taking one of these tours is the easiest way to visit the beautiful Bavarian Alps without a car as they provide direct transfers from Salzburg. Unfortunately, Eagles Nest is only open for half the year as it closes for the winter months.
  • Direct transfer to Eagle’s Nest from Salzburg
  • Magnificent views of the Bavarian Alps
  • Easiest way to visit the area without a car
  • Only seasonally available

Specification: Eagles Nest Tour From Salzburg (Kehlstein Mountains) 2019


Wheelchair accessible


4.5 hours


Food and drinks, Gratuities, Hotel pick-up/drop-off


Guided Tour, Return transfers, Shuttle bus up to, and entry into Eagle's Nest

Meals & Drinks

Not included


Not Provided

Suitable For

History-Lovers, Outdoor enthusiasts

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3 reviews for Eagles Nest Tour From Salzburg (Kehlstein Mountains) 2019

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  1. Gretchen – United States

    Walter was an excellent guide. The stop in Berchtesgaden could have been longer. The Food at the Goldener Baer was not good – typical tour bus prepared – barely warm and poor quality for price. Another restaurant should be recommended. Or better yet grab a pretzel and eat back in Salzburg.

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  2. Steven – Malaysia

    Fantastic views, entertaining guide It’s an easy bus ride out to eagles nest and well coordinated. We went on the 8.45am and I’d highly recommend that timeslot. It’s clearly a busy, popular site and as we were leaving eagles nest there were long queues. The guide was entertaining and informative and we had a beautiful day, no clouds, hot and sunny, so we got some magnificent views. It’s worth the 5 minute walk up from the building at the nest to look over the area.

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  3. Hannes – South Africa

    Stunning scenery and very interesting history Friendly guide who always tried to inform and please us.

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