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Private Eagles Nest and Salt Mines Tour from Salzburg

1. Private Eagles Nest and Salt Mines Tour from Salzburg

This personal customizable tour covers Bavaria's mountains, Adolf Hitler's former mountain home, Eagle’s Nest retreat, Nazi bunkers around Berchtesgaden, the King's Lake, and the Salt Mines.  After pickup from your Salzburg hotel, start your morning with a scenic drive, following an off-the-beaten-path route past the meadow where the opening scene of The Sound of Music was filmed. The road leads to one of the most beautiful viewpoints in Berchtesgaden and after a short photo stop here continue to the Obersalzberg Eagle’s Nest bus terminal. Here board a specially equipped mountain bus and experience a breathtaking ride up the four-mile (6.4 kilometers) road, negotiating a 27% incline up to a rocky plateau. Disembark the bus here and walk through the 406 foot (124 meters) tunnel to the original WWII brass elevator up to the Eagle’s Nest. Feel the palpable sense of history as the elevator carries you a further 406 feet (124 meters) through the heart of the Kehlstein mountain and straight into Hitler’s former lair. On arrival, take a fascinating tour of the building and afterward get some free time to enjoy the birdseye views and refreshments. Descend from the Obersalzberg toward the mountain town of Berchtesgaden. See the fortress-like system of underground bunker complexes that were built by the Nazis to be used as air-raid shelters, a military headquarters, and a possible last refuge for the Third Reich leaders. Having explored here, emerge back into the daylight and after a short walk, visit the grounds of Hitler’s now destroyed home, known as the Berghof. Continue to the Königssee (King's Lake) a glacial lake in an Alp-framed valley. After a short photo stop at the lake, we will travel back in time exploring the underground world of a 500-year-old salt mine. Relax on a scenic return drive along the Königssee River to Salzburg, where your tour concludes with a drop off at your accommodation or chosen central location.

From Munich: Private Day Trip to the Berchtesgaden Alps

2. From Munich: Private Day Trip to the Berchtesgaden Alps

Since this is a private tour, the itinerary can be adjusted based on what you wish to visit. Be picked up at your accommodation in Munich and start the scenic journey to Berchtesgaden in a comfortable VW minivan. An early pick-up time, no later than 8:00 AM, is recommended to avoid possible crowds in peak season. Follow the German Alpine road and see views of the Bavarian Alps and lakes. You’ll have the opportunity to stop along the way to take photos. Take in the Alpine scenery around Watzmann mountain, the second-highest in Germany. Learn about the history of the region. While you can choose which attractions to visit, of the 3 most popular attractions, Eagle’s Nest, Lake Königssee, and Herrenchiemsee Palace, it is recommended that you choose to visit maximum 2 of the 3. Experience the panoramic views from the Eagle’s Nest and learn about the history of the location. Learn about the remnants of the Nazi regime at nearby Obersalzberg and explore the extensive network of bunkers. Visit the village of Königssee and enjoy the diversity of shops in the surrounding area. Take an optional boat ride on the lake to hear the famous Königssee Echo. Next, head to the historic town of Berchtesgaden. If you wish, you can go down the panoramic road where the final scene of the "Sound of Music" was filmed. Travel to Lake Chiemsee, enjoy a relaxing ferry over Bavaria’s largest lake and visit the king's most magnificent palace, Herrenchiemsee Palace.

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We had a wonderful day with Michael Toth as our knowledgeable private guide! We were greeted right outside our old town Salzburg apartment rental door and whisked off on our adventure for the day. From beginning till end we felt as if we were seasoned pals w/Michael as he has a way about him that exudes charm/warmth. Despite a rain shower or two, it could not dampen our great day in the Austrian Alps. Michael drove and filled us in on much of the history of the areas until we reached the bus that would take us up to the Eagle’s Nest. Michael made us feel like VIP’s getting us to the front of the line and best seats on the bus (views!) for the short ride up to the elevator which took us to where Hitler’s Lair lies. Stunning views and full narrative from Michael on the it’s history was GR8. We chose the trail (124meters) vs elevator back to the bus to enjoy the spectacular views. Experience was more than we could hope for! We went on to the salt mines tour/good fun! Thx Michael ✨✨

Private guide picked us up in the mini bus at the hotel, and told far and wide about Salzburg and the surrounding area, while we drove towards The eagles nest and the salt mine, where he also told, so you got it all with. A really good trip where you really get something for your money and we achieved more than we had found out ourselves. The guide had booked tickets for us so we would not have to stand in line at The eagles nest and the salt mine. The two sights are in themselves worth an experience, but with a private guide, we got a lot more out of it, he knows the small good places and knows the city and the mountains like the back of his hand. We were put off inside the city, with many great recommendations on places to eat and what we could spend the rest of the day on. All in all, a really good trip, where you really get something out of it, and have your own guide with control of it all.

Our guide Katrin was very knowledgeable and very sensitive to our personal needs. She went out of her way to meet a personal request we had to individualize our tour itinerary. We greatly enjoyed sharing our day with her and felt like we had made a new friend at the day’s conclusion.

This tour was excellent. Our guide, Michael, met us on-time at our hotel and he was very knowledgeable. He knew all the little tricks to expedite us through the people waiting in lines and had a thorough understanding of the history of the area. I highly recommend this tour.

Great trip to the Eagles Nest and Marion , our guide and driver, played a blinder.