For your Bavarian Alps and Eagle’s Nest Private Tour you can be picked up from your hotel in Salzburg City Center or alternatively you can meet the car at Mirabellplatz, whichever is most convenient. You will be chauffeured by a multi-lingual driver/guide speaking German, English, Spanish, French, and Italian. Depending on the size of your party, you will travel in a luxury Mercedes E 220 (3 seats) or a mini-van (8-seats).
Leaving the spires of Salzburg behind, you will head towards the mountains. After passing the hunting castle of Hellbrunn, you will cross the old Austrian-German border into Bavaria. Drive on through picture post-card scenery, along the Konigsee River Valley, and through the Bavarian Alps, their lower slopes dotted with pretty farmhouses.
You will arrive at Obersalzberg, at the foot of Eagle’s Nest mountain. Obersalzberg is a place of great historic significance, being the home and headquarters of Adolf Hitler in World War II.
Drive up the mountain to the bus terminal. Then change to special coaches equipped to take you up the rest of the ascent to a brass elevator that transports you to the “Eagle’s Nest” – perched on top of a crag and surrounded by precipitous slopes.
On the way up, you will have splendid views across snow-capped peaks to the Hoher Göll, a 2,522 m (8,274 ft) high mountain and the highest peak of the Göll massif, which straddles the border between Bavaria and Austria.
The aptly named Eagle’s Nest was built as a teahouse for Adolf Hitler’s 50th birthday. The construction was a considerable feat of engineering owing to its mountain-top location. A restaurant now stands on the site.
From Eagle’s Nest you will have magnificent views of the snowy tops of the Bavarian Alps and the surrounding countryside.
At the end of the trip you will be driven back to Salzburg and will be dropped back at your hotel or, if you prefer, at Mirabellplatz.