Commissioned by Hitler to meet officials it was part of the Obersalzberg military complex and thus crucial for the Third Reich. Like an Eagle’s nest it tops the mountain Kehlstein at 6017 ft and is an architectural master piece. The road up to there is unique in the world and a milestone in road construction. Indeed, this tour is a package of superlatives.


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This tour is a package of superlatives

We leave the city via Salzburg’s longest street and alley Moosstraße which is part of a nature reserve. The oldest trees are estimated to be 270 years old. Many others are between 100 and 250. Farmhouses along Moosstraße and the street itself are some of the best preserved samples of rural architecture in late Baroque.

With a view of the mountain Untersberg always ahead of us for some kilometers we cross the Austrian/German border and drive through valleys and along the stream Königseeache until we go up the mountain to Obersalzberg. The road from there to the Eagle’s Nest parking lot is a milestone in the history of road construction in alpine regions and unique in the world.

Via a tunnel you then get to the brass elevator which takes you inside the mountain straight up 124 m in only 42 seconds. At 1834 m (6017 ft) above sea level you will have a breathtaking panoramic view up to 200 km!

“Eagles Nest” itself is an architectural master piece with some meters thick base walls situated on a ridge on top of the Kehlstein mountain. It was part of the Obersalzberg military complex where Hitler frequently met foreign and domestic officials. Thus it is inseparably linked with World War II and its history. Now it is used as a restaurant.

You can reflect on the beauty and magnificence or the historical importance of all you have seen on the way back through the picturesque countryside. During this ride we also pass Schloss Hellbrunn, the summer palace of the prince archbishops; famous also among collectors of coins as it was the main motif of the 10 EUR coin.


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