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Eagle’s Nest and Salt Mines Combo Tour from Salzburg

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Highlights

  • Travel by special elevator to Adolf Hitler′s alpine retreat
  • Breathtaking mountain views from Eagle′s Nest
  • Magnificent photo-opportunities at every turn
  • Dress up in miners' clothes and ride on original mining wagons
  • Slide 100 foot into the caverns of the salt mine
  • Enjoy a boat ride on an underground salt lake
  • Combo package saves money on doing Eagle’s Nest and Salt Mines tours separately

Overview

Spend a day in the Bavarian Alps on a tour packed with beauty and history.

Leaving the spires of Salzburg, travel through fairytale scenery along the King's Lake River to the Obersalzberg – famous for Hitler's alpine retreat, the “Eagle's Nest”.

Ascend the dizzying Obersalzberg peak by special bus and World War II elevator. Marvel at the breathtakingly beautiful views and the engineering genius required to construct a building on this craggy peak.

After ascending the heights, the next part of the tour plunges into the bowels of the earth on a fascinating visit to the historic salt mines of Obersalzberg. Dressed in proper miners’ overalls, you’ll drop 100 feet into the ground on a long slide. Travel on a little train to different parts of the mine and enjoy the incredible experience of sailing on a salt lake within the caverns.

You will also have a chance to visit the charming Bavarian village of Berchtesgaden before returning to Salzburg.

Itinerary

The super-value Eagle’s Nest and Salt Mines Combo Tour from Salzburg gives you a thrilling day out in the Bavarian mountains. At the start of the day, you can be picked up from your hotel in Salzburg City Center or alternatively designated meeting points.

Travelling in a comfortable coach or mini-van you will head out of Salzburg. After passing Untersberg Mountain, a place full of legend and myth, you will enter Germany by the old border crossing. Travel through a picturesque valley and past scenic farmhouses to reach the foot of the Obersalzberg. Obersalzber is a place of great historic significance, being the home and headquarters of Adolf Hitler in World War II.

Continuing up the mountain to the bus terminal, you change to special coaches equipped to take you up the rest of the ascent to the brass elevator that transports you to the “Eagle’s Nest” perched on top of the mountain.

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 have magnificent views of the towering snow-capped peaks of the Bavarian Alps and the surrounding countryside.

After descending the mountain, the next part of your adventure begins. The Obersalzberg area has for centuries been famous for its salt deposits.

Donning traditional miner’s clothes, you enter the 450-year old mines by train to hear fascinating tales and facts about this underground world. You will descend safely into the grottos on slides previously used by generations of miners.

Your tour includes a raft ride on a salt lake, a miniature train ride and a film showing the origin of the salt deposits.

Your next destination is the King’s Lake (Königssee), nestled among the steep and imposing mountains of the Bavarian Alps. After viewing the lake, you visit the picturesque Bavarian village of Berchtesgaden for a brief stop before returning to Salzburg.

At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back at Mirabellplatz Bus-Station.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

15 May – 31 Oct: Daily

Duration

9 hours

Start time

Start time: 0845h (08:45am)
Duration: 9 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.

Download the list of hotels for the pickups

Ending point

The tour ends at Mirabellplatz Bus-terminal.

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Inclusions

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

Exclusions

  • Hotel drop-off
  • Food and beverages

Do/Dont's

Dress for the weather. 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 to reconfirm 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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