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A historical viewpoint

Eagle’s Nest

The Kehlsteinhaus (Eagle’s Nest) on the Obersalzberg Mountain in Berchtesgaden is located at a height of 1820m above sea level and is a popular day-trip destination. It was originally built by the Nazi Party as a suitable representative venue.

The Eagle’s Nest, was built under the rule of the National Socialists as a gift for Adolf Hitler to mark his 50th birthday. During the Second World War, the building was used for state occasions and government meetings. No bombs or enemy attacks ever impacted the building, allowing it to survive in its original form, right up until today. There is no other road in the world like the one from Obersalzberg to the Kehlstein car park. Although it only has one long bend, the road rises 800m in altitude. A wedding reception for Eva Braun's sister Gretl was held there following her marriage to Hermann Fegelein on 3 June 1944. While Hitler more often than not left the entertaining duties to others, he believed the house presented an excellent opportunity to entertain important and impressionable guests.

During your visit to this German region visit this historical viewpoint located high above Berchtesgaden, learn about its history and enjoy breathtaking panoramic view.