Eagles Nest Restaurant
Way to Eagles Nest
Entrance to Eagles Nest
Gazebo at Hellbrunn Palace
Mirabel Gardens Sazburg
On this day trip from Vienna we cross Austria passing Salzburg enter Germany visiting the Eagle’s Nest, King’s Lake and Berchtesgaden with the stunning Bavarian Alpine scenery followed by the highlights of the beautiful Baroque city of Salzburg with its connections to classical music, WA Mozart and the film “The Sound of Music”. The hills are alive at Bavarian alps.
On this scenic drive towards Salzburg along the way we can enjoy the Austrian countryside to the left and the right but a distinct highlight is views of the UNESCO site Melk Abbey..After crossing over the border into Germany we follow the Konigseeach river then leave it to climb up to Obersalzberg, the base for the Eagle’s Nest visit. Obersalzberg was the mountain village where Hitler had his country house, the Berghof.,
The Eagle’s Nest is located at 1834m high above the Bavarian Alps overlooking the town Berchtesgaden. The Eagle’s Nest (Kehlsteinhaus) was commissioned by the National Socialist (Nazi) party senior leader Martin Bormann. It was used for Hitler to meet exclusively with visiting dignatories and diplomats to impress them with the 360° spectacular views and it was an integral tool for the Third Reich. The road up to reach it is a unique experience and a milestone in road construction. It is inseparably linked with World War II and its history. In good weather conditions, you may choose to take lunch at the Eagle’s Nest restaurant with the breathtaking panoramic views. The highlights are the main presentation room, Eva Braun’s Tea room, the archive photograph gallery and the short hike up the hill to the cross with its carved Edelweiss flower.
Next we drive down into the valley and along make a short visit to the King’s Lake, the Jewel of the Bavarian Alps, is the deepest lake in Germany. We will drive you through the charming little town Berchtesgaden with its royal connections, on the way to Salzburg we see picturesque countryside.
The main features of the Salzburg city visit include “The Sound of Music” film locations: Leopoldskron Palace, Hellbrunn Palace, Nonnberg Abbey, Mirabell Palace & Gardens. Some time at leisure to explore the old town area on your own. The main attractions in the baroque old town of Salzburg: The Cathedral, Fortress, Mozart’s birth and residence houses.
After having a wonderful time in Salzburg in the late afternoon we take a relaxed drive back to Vienna You can reflect on the beauty and magnificence and the historical importance of all you have seen. On request we can end this tour in Salzburg!
|1st May to 25th October|
|Tour Start||08:30 am|
|Duration||11 to 12 hours