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Providing the best panoramic views of the German Alps, a tour of the historical Eagle’s Nest is an absolute must if you are in and around Salzburg, Austria. The Eagle Nest was Adolf Hitler’s mountain retreat where he finished writing the Nazi propaganda book, Mein Kampf. 

The Eagle Nest is an astonishing engineering and architectural achievement due to its atypical position at a soaring elevation of about 1,834 meters. The jaw-dropping views of the German Alps combined with the historic significance of the Eagle Nest make it one of the most popular tourist attractions in Europe today. 

Read further to know more about the main highlights, different sights, and insider tips for an unforgettable Eagle Nest tour.

Why Go On Eagle’s Nest Tours?

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  • Adolf Hitler's retreat: Get a slice of the life of Adolf Hitler’s life who used the Eagle Nest as a mountain retreat during the summers. 
  • Scenic views: Located at a height of around 1,834 meters above sea level, the Eagle Nest offers stunning panoramic views of the German Alps and the serene Berchtesgadener Land region. 
  • Incredible innovation: Discover why the Eagle Nest is considered to be a remarkable engineering and architectural accomplishment even today. 
  • Historic relevance: The guided tours are a great way to learn about the historical significance and the background of the Eagle’s Nest. 
  • Adventure combo: You can pair your visit to the Eagle Nest with an outdoor activity in the region around the attraction. 

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Skip The Line Eagle’s Nest Tour From Salzburg

With your skip-the-line tickets, experience breathtaking panoramic views of the Alps and the surrounding areas by booking a guided tour of Eagle's Nest. Along the way, you'll pass through notable locations like Mirabell Square, Bavaria, and Obersalzberg. Travel up the 4-mile road in specially-equipped buses and pass through a 124-meter-long tunnel. Then, take a decorated elevator that swiftly ascends 124 meters in just 41 seconds. Marvel at the stunning Alps from a staggering height of 1,834 meters.

This tour by an expert guide is available in both English and German, and includes transfers on AC vehicle from Salzburg, and return trip by elevator to Eagle's Nest.

Sights Covered On Eagle’s Nest Tours

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Austrian countryside

You will be greeted by the mindblowing and picturesque Austrian countryside shortly after departing Salzburg. Enjoy the beauty of lush green meadows, tranquil villages, and towering mountains on your way to the Eagle Nest. 

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Bavarian Alps

You will drive through the mighty Bavarian Alps on your way to the Eagle Nest from Salzburg. The route promises to take you through scenic landscapes and lush valleys, making it one of the most memorable trips of your life. 

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Berchtesgaden

While you approach the Eagle Nest, you will enter a cosy town known as Berchtesgaden which is tucked in the Bavarian Alps. Berchtesgaden is a perfect spot to take a small break and an ideal gateway to the Eagle’s Nest.

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Obersalzber

You will catch a glimpse of the Obersalzberg area before entering Berchtesgaden. The region, with its rich and diverse history, offers insights into the past, Hitler's shenanigans, and WW 2. 

Which of the Eagle’s Nest Tours Should You Choose?

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What is a Eagle’s Nest Skip-the-Line Tour?

An Eagle’s Nest skip-the-line tour is a trip to the Eagle’s Nest from Salzburg where you can enjoy the scenic beauty of the lush Alpine landscape and learn about the historical significance of the Eagle’s Nest.

What are the timings of the Eagle’s Nest Skip-the-Line Guided Tour?

Typically, an Eagle’s Nest skip-the-line tour starts at 8:45 AM (from the meeting point) and takes approximately 4.5 hours to complete.

What is included in an Eagle’s Nest Skip-the-Line Guided Tour?

Return transfer in a coach from Salzburg, an expert tour guide, and a return trip by elevator to the Eagle’s Nest are all included in an Eagle’s Nest skip-the-line guided tour.

What will my experience look like on the Eagle’s Nest Skip-the-Line Guided Tour?

You will get an opportunity to marvel at the breathtaking views of the Alps, discover the secrets and historical significance of the Eagle’s Nest and also get a glimpse of Hitler’s life at his former mountain retreat in Bavaria.

Plan Your Visit to Eagle’s Nest Tours

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  • Timings: Starts at 8:45 AM (from the meeting point) 
  • Closed On: November to Mid May
  • Best Time To Visit: During the summer typically from mid-May to October
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Address: Kehlsteinhaus, 83471 Berchtesgaden, Germany

Find on Map

  • By Bus: 3, 5, 6, 25, 160, 170, 175
  • Nearest Stop: Rathaus
  • By Car: 6.8 km from Salzburg Airport W. A. Mozart
  • Car Parking: CONTIPARK Parkplatz Mirabell-Congress-Garage is the closest parking facility to the meeting point.

Note: The directions are till the meeting point from Salzburg Cathedral.

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  • You are requested to be respectful of the history and maintain decorum at all times during your visit to the Eagle’s Nest. 
  • All visitors need to carry a valid passport or an ID 
  • Please note that although dogs are allowed at Eagle’s Nest, you are not allowed to carry them in the AC coach.
  • Visitors are required to wear an FFP2 mask while using the elevator. 
  • Smoking is prohibited inside the Eagle’s Nest.
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  • Salt Mine Berchtesgaden: Visit the Salt Mine in Berchtesgaden to discover its history and extraction process and insights into the life of daily miners. 
  • The Sound of Music: The Sound of Music tour features sights included in the popular movie in the 1960s - The Sound of Music. 
  • Classical Concert Salzburg: Immerse yourself in magical tunes, symphonies, and melodies at the Classical Concert 
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  • Accessibility: There are designated restrooms for visitors with disabilities at the restaurant inside the Eagle’s Nest complex. 
  • Restrooms: Restrooms are available inside the restaurant close to the attraction. 
  • Restaurant: There is a cosy restaurant atop the summit where you can relish traditional German dishes and fresh beer.

Visitor Tips

  • Book your tickets online in advance to ensure they are not sold out on the day you intend to visit the Eagle’s Nest. 
  • Reach the meeting point 15-20 minutes before departure to avoid last-minute hiccups and confusion. 
  • Check the weather conditions and forecast for the day before you book your tickets. 
  • Read your ticket carefully to understand what documents you may require during the Eagle’s Nest tour. 
  • Carry a pair of binoculars to observe the beautiful landscapes from atop the summit. 
  • Wear a comfortable pair of walking shoes as there is some walking involved during the tour. 

All Your Questions About Eagle’s Nest Tours Answered

Where can I buy Eagle’s Nest Tours tickets?

You can buy your Eagle’s Nest Tours tickets online.

Can I buy Eagle’s Nest Tours tickets online?

Yes, you can buy Eagle’s Nest Tours tickets online.

What is the cost of Eagle’s Nest Tours tickets?

The cost of Eagle’s Nest Tours tickets are priced at €90 for adults and €60 for children between 4 to 11 years.

Do Eagle’s Nest Tours have audio guides?

No, Eagle’s Nest Tours do not have audio guides.

What are Eagle’s Nest Tours?

Eagle’s Nest Tours are organized trips to the Eagle’s Nest where tourists can discover the historical significance of the attraction and gaze at the marvellous Bavarian scenery and landscape.

What are some sights that are covered on Eagle’s Nest Tours?

Some of the sights covered on Eagle’s Nest Tours include Salzburg, Bavarian Alps, Berchtesgaden, Obersalzber, and the scenic Austrian countryside.

What are the timings of Eagle’s Nest Tours?

Typically, Eagle's Nest tours start at 8:45 AM (from the meeting point) and go on for about 4.5 hours.

What facilities are available on Eagle’s Nest Tours?

Restrooms, restaurants, souvenir shops, and stroller-accessible elevators are some of the facilities available on Eagle’s Nest Tours.

Are Eagle’s Nest Tours wheelchair accessible?

Unfortunately, Eagle’s Nest tours are not wheelchair accessible.

Is photography allowed during Eagle’s Nest Tours?

Yes, photography is permitted during Eagle’s Nest Tours.

Is it worth experiencing Eagle’s Nest Tours?

The rich history linked with the Eagle’s Nest, the resounding architectural and engineering feat of the road leading to the attraction, and the breathtaking landscape of the Bavarian Alps make the entire experience worth it.