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Kehlstein

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  • Day47

    Eagle's Nest

    October 12, 2017 in Germany

    After we finished our toboggan run, we took a short 15 minute drive to the car park at the base of Eagle's Nest. In a highly efficient operation (we are in Germany after all), we were on one of many specially designed buses which can manage the narrow road going up. Once we get up, you then walk through a 124 metre tunnel, to get in a brass lift to go up 124 metres, which pops you out right inside Kehlsteinhaus. It has been operated as a restaurant since the 1930s, with all proceeds from the leasing and tourism venture going to charity.

    The views across the Alps are incredible. The sun terrace where many of the famous photographs of Hitler and Braun were taken is now simply a corridor to another part of the restaurant, with information panels and archival photographs in place. This is the only reference to the Nazi Party that we saw at the actual site.

    We ate lunch out on the terrace with splendid views. I admit though I was surprised as I had more of an idea of it having a large grassed slope behind it, but perhaps I am just mixing up various archival footage in my mind.
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  • Day5

    Kehlsteinhaus

    July 12, 2017 in Germany

    Heute morgen ging es zum Kehlsteinhaus, mit wunderschönen Blick ins Berchtesgadener Land und auf den Königssee. Danach ging es ins Salzbergwerk nach Berchtesgaden (von dort gibt es leider keine Bilder). Nach dem Abendessen haben wir noch einmal einen letzten Abstecher zum Königssee gemacht, bevor es morgen früh Richtung Gardasee geht.

  • Day3

    Kehlsteinhaus

    September 24, 2016 in Germany

    Kehlsteinhaus oder auch Eagles Nest genannt, war ein Geburtstagsgeschenk für Adolf Hitler. Heute ist das Haus ein Restaurant mit traumhafter Aussicht. Nur schon die Anreise,- mit Spezialbussen und einem Lift durch den Berg machen es sehr speziell.
    Ein Ausflug der sich, auch wenn das Wetter nicht soooo toll war, gelohnt hat und den ich gerne wiederholen werde.

  • Day4

    Eagles Nest, Germany

    May 27, 2013 in Germany

    On our way home from Austria, we stopped at The Eagles Nest, a house given as a gift to Hitler for his 50th birthday, was purely incredible to visit. Why? Why is it so amazing. I often think this having lived in Germany and learn of the great torture they truly still hold close to their heart. The history is just incredible.The Eagles Nest was built for him as a 50th birthday present but Hitler had only been there about 14 times. The house that he resided in was closer to the bottom of the Mountain but had been torn down after the war.
    Cars are not allowed to drive up the winding roads to the house, so we took an amazing tour with
    Eagle’s Nest Historical Tours.
    Civilians now reside in the white houses that once housed SS guards.
    Once atop the mountain, we were escorted down a tunnel and into the elevator provided for Hitler made of gold and bronze. Once again, summer fell below and winter resided on top of the mountain. Completely covered with snow, overcast allowed for beautiful views but ice created some slippery conditions. Our time was cut short because the mountain had to close for the 5th time since opening just that month by a bad storm coming in that actually dropped an incredible amount of snow very quickly.

    Hippie Tip:
    Hike around the area, or even all the way up to the Eagles Nest.
    Take your time in the Documentation Center, it's amazing
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  • Day1

    Das Kehlsteinhaus aka The Eagles Nest

    August 10, 2016 in Germany

    For our Summertrip 2016 we first went to the famous "The Eagles Nest" im Obersalzber. We drove with a bus on top of the mountain to the Eagles nest, which was Hitlers vacation home.
    Being there we walked though the House and ate at the now Restaurant for German food.
    Despite a lot of tourists the food was really good! The server was super friendly and all in one a great stay!
    Back down the mountain we went to the museum where in 1939 stood Hitlers privat home the Obersalzberg (which the us Army bombed to dust in the late 1945 and the are was still theres till 1995) it was a great history lesson. The only minus point that they are getting from us is the lack of english translations at the museum. Besides that it is well made!Read more

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