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Bavarian Alps and Eagle’s Nest Tour from Salzburg

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Highlights

  • Fairytale landscapes and an adventure with a difference
  • A fascinating tour for anyone interested in WW2 history
  • Travel by special elevator to Adolf Hitler′s alpine retreat
  • Breathtaking mountain views from Eagle′s Nest
  • Magnificent photo-opportunities at every turn

Overview

Travel through magnificent scenery to “Eagle’s Nest” – Adolf Hitler’s alpine hideaway – on this half-day trip to the Bavarian Alps.

Your journey takes you across the Austro-German border, along the Königsee River Valley and through breathtaking landscapes to Obersalzberg.

Now the most exciting part begins. From Obersalzberg you will be transported to Eagle's Nest by both elevator and bus. The adventurous bus ride along the steep rock walls and deep gorges takes about 20 minutes and provides spectacular views. The buses are equipped with special engines and brakes to transport you safely through the treacherous terrain.

You will see splendid views up to the “Hoher Goll” and across the snow-capped peaks of the Bavarian Mountains. From the 365 foot (111 m) elevator you enter Eagle's Nest at an altitude of 5,000 feet (1,524 meters), a truly memorable experience.

Itinerary

For your Bavarian Alps and Eagle’s Nest from Salzburg you can be picked up from your hotel in Salzburg City Center or alternatively designated meeting points.

Board your coach or minivan and head out of town. 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 Mirabellplatz.

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Reviews

Our travel date:20/5/2014 My son and I were picked up on time from our hotel and the tour started as per schedule. The guide did not say his name but was very informative about... S.Shameem

Best funny guide I have see yet and with all details you need it about Eagle’s Nest and wonderful view and you must see it . Finally I want to thanks isango for all activites... Edgard Touma

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

15 May – 31 Oct: Daily

Duration

4½ hours

Start time

Start time: 0845h (08:45am)
Duration: 4½ hours

Meeting point

Pick up from city hotels 20 minutes prior to the tour start time. (Please see below note if you are staying in a hotel located in the pedestrian zone.
(Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If your hotel is not a pick-up location, you will be advised of the closest pick-up point.)
For hotels located in the old town and pedestrian zone in Salzburg: You will be picked up from Michaeli Tor (next to the rising bollards), near Mozartplatz, which is just a short walk from these hotels. Please be there 30 minutes prior tour departure, this applies to: ABC Hotel, Hotel am Dom, Pension Chiemsee, Hotel Elefant, Goldene Ente, Kasererbräu, Stadtalm, Weisse Taube, Hotel Wolf.
For the following hotels no complimentary pick-up is possible. Please meet us directly at the Bus-terminal, Mirabellplatz, right in front of St. Andrä Church: Trumer Stube, Hotel Stadtkrug, St. Sebastian, Junger Fuchs, Goldene Krone, Star Inn Gablerbräu, Arte Vida Hotel, Altstadthotel Amadeus, Schwarzes Rössl.

Ending point

Tour ends at Bus-terminal, Mirabellplatz.

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Inclusions

  • Complimentary Hotel Pick-up
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned bus or minivan
  • English and German-speaking driver/guide
  • Elevator and bus transfer up Mt Obersalzberg

Exclusions

  • Hotel Drop-off
  • Food and beverages

Do/Dont's

Dress for the weather. Please bring your passport/photo ID and valid visa with you and don’t forget the camera!

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Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
Please bring your passport/photo ID and valid visa with you on the tour.

Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
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Cancellation policy

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  • "where we dared the Eagles..!" Our travel date:20/5/2014 My son and I were picked up on time from our hotel and the tour started as per schedule. The guide did not say his name but was very informative about...
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