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The Eagle's Nest

Open today: 08:30 - 16:30
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83471 Berchtesgaden, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were lucky to have a relatively clear day when we visited. The architectural feat of building the Eagle’s Nest is thought provoking. The stone and woodwork was done by pure crasftsmen. Definitely worth the visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing site with a great history and spectacular views, but of lesser known interest is the huge array of fantastic alpine flowers which are all around

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Narziss
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful experience seeing these magical birds of prey in their natural environment. The view from the mountain top was stunning as well as well as the cable car ride to the top.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ThomasS3410
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately Weather did not permit us to go to top so we had to go upto base only. Yet it was a amazing experience. As we get complete aware of roots of Hitlers early days. I concluded that Salzberg, Munich and Berlin where actually everything...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Viveck S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a good day the scenery is stunning and that's a bonus. This is a piece of history you have to experience whatever the weather. The organised tour I went on from Salzburg was just that. Organised like clockwork and it all worked out a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Borderer12
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Get there early to avoid the crowds. Views into Germany and Austria are spectacular. Eating lunch while looking at the view was very nice,

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Jess H
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Allow about 2 1/2 hrs. from the time you pull into the parking lot till you get down again. We got to the lower parking lot at about 10:45, it takes about 10 min. to walk uphill to the ticket office and as there are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank alwaysplanahead
Reviewed 31 October 2018

While on the Band of Brothers WWII tour in Europe, we chose the option to visit the Eagle’s Nest in the Bavarian Alps. Brochures for this destination explained its importance to Hitler and the SS as a showcase for visiting dignitaries, so it seemed a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Edward B
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

We visited the 15th of of October and my understanding is it is closed now. When you do plan your visit make sure to look at the weather ahead of time as it is hazy up there on a good day, so if it is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank erintravels2
Reviewed 27 October 2018

They have made Hitler's mountain retreat, where he planned atrocities, into a restaurant and beer garden. If you are expecting any historical insights, forget it - empty rooms, no signage, and a gift shop to boot.

Date of experience: September 2018
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20 November 2018|
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Response from Chris B | Reviewed this property |
The hiking trail is very long 2-3 hr walk. I guess it would be easier to get the bus up and walk down the trail!!!
18 October 2018|
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Response from GraemeH187 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Mate, With your question, the website says it is closed from the middle of October each year. Given the dates that you want to go, and how punctual I have found the Germans and Austrians, I’d say it would probably be... More
8 October 2018|
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Response from xexe475 | Reviewed this property |
They close by mid October. reason being given is road maintenance and high probability of falling rocks. It reopens by May