The area is renowned for its association with Adolf Hitler who was a frequent visitor from1928. Although he did not go up to the Eagles Nest very often preferring to stay in the Berghoff below.
High above the town is the Kehlsteinhaus, known to tourists as the Eagle’s Nest. Open from May to October (subject to snow conditions) it can only be reached by a special bus from Obersalzburg. You then take the famous brass elevator to the top. Here you will have panoramic views over the German and Austrian mountains.
Please take a moment to reflect on what happened here between 1928 and 1945. Plans were discussed and drawn up for war and mass murder.
The house escaped relatively unscathed during the war and you can still see what it must have looked like during the war years. There is a regular bus service from Berchtesgaden that will take you up to the Dokumentation Museum. Here you can buy your tickets for the Kehlsteinshaus. The museum provides the historical information on the use of the area by the Nazi leaders.
It is owned by a trust that ensures that proceeds are used for charitable purposes.
Opening Times: Daily from 08:20 mid May to mid October
Cost: €16.60 for adults and €9.60 for children under 14. Includes the cost of the bus up to the elevator.
More information: https://www.kehlsteinhaus.de/english/