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Eagle's Nest and Berchtesgaden Tour from Salzburg

1. Eagle's Nest and Berchtesgaden Tour from Salzburg

Enjoy unique mountain landscapes on this round tour of the enchanting Bavarian Alps. Traveling along the Königssee river, you will be able to discover the imposing crags and romantically positioned farmsteads of the road towards Obersalzberg. In specially-equipped and comfortable buses, you will be able to relax in luxury, while your driver conquers the dramatic heights and sheer cliffs. 20 minutes travel on well-constructed roads will bring you to the Eagle's Nest, where Adolf Hitler always spent his summer holidays. From the Eagle's Nest, you will be able to enjoy an extraordinary view of the "Hoher Göll" and other majestic, snow-covered mountain summits of the Bavarian Alps.

Private Eagles Nest and Salt Mines Tour from Salzburg

2. 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.

Salzburg: Private Eagle's Nest Tour

3. Salzburg: Private Eagle's Nest Tour

Drive from Salzburg crossing the German border while enjoying great views. Pass Salzburg, cross the German border and continue into the Alps. Stop in Obersalzberg and switch to a reserved bus that will take you on a spectacular 6.5-kilometer drive along a spectacular single-lane road. The road was blasted out of solid rock with a 22% gradient that leads up to the Eagle's Nest (1,820 meters). To reach Hitler’s former residence, enter a 124-meter-long tunnel into the mountain. Climb aboard a golden brass elevator to ascend another 124 meters into the building itself. Your private guide will take you on a tour of the building, and show you sights such as the room with the famous fireplace. Get lots of inside information and anecdotes about Hitler’s legendary tea house. Soak up the panoramic views of the Bavarian and Austrian Alps. Before your return to Salzburg, take the opportunity to explore the picturesque town of Berchtesgaden.  

From Salzburg: Mauthausen Memorial Private Guided Tour

4. From Salzburg: Mauthausen Memorial Private Guided Tour

"Witness the horrors of the Holocaust on a guided tour of the Mauthausen Memorial, the site of one of the largest and cruelest Nazi concentration and extermination camps. Take advantage of private transfers from Salzburg and discover the secrets of Mauthausen with a History Expert-Guide! Choose the 6-hour option to visit the Mauthausen Memorial with a Licensed Guide from Mauthausen. This guide-on-site tour includes a round-trip transfer with pickup and drop-off directly at your accommodation. Your Private Guide will meet you at the entrance to the former concentration camp, and take you on a private tour of the Wiener-Graben Quarry, the SS-Quarters, the original prisoners' barracks, crematoriums and memorials. This tour will be filled with chilling stories about the forced labor, starvation, torture and death at the camp. You will learn about the 90,000-320,000 victims, including intelligentsia and prisoners of war, who tragically died at the Mauthausen Concentration Camp, and the few that were liberated. Explore the informative museum exhibitions and view an educational film on the Holocaust. After the guided tour you will have free time to spend at the memorial or eat lunch before returning to your accommodation in Salzburg. Choose the 6,5-hour option to visit the Mauthausen Memorial with a Licensed Guide from Salzburg. On this fully-guided tour, you will have the full attention of your Private Guide not only at the memorial site, but also during the transfers. This way you can learn more and ask questions throughout your journey from Salzburg to the Mauthausen Concentration Camp."

From Salzburg: Dachau Concentration Camp Private Tour by Car

5. From Salzburg: Dachau Concentration Camp Private Tour by Car

Discover the darkest chapter of German-Austrian history on a half-day tour of the Dachau Memorial from Salzburg, traveling by comfortable private car instead of coach. Join our Licensed Guide on a private tour of the former Dachau Concentration Camp and witness the horrors of World War II and the Holocaust. Choose the 7-hour option to visit the Dachau Memorial. You will be picked up by your private driver at your accommodation in Salzburg in a clean, air-conditioned car, van or minibus (depending on the group size). It will only take about 2 hours to cross the Austrian-German border and reach Dachau. Your Private Guide will meet you at the entrance to the former concentration camp. The guided tour of the Dachau Memorial will cover the camp’s history from its construction to liberation and beyond. You will learn about the Holocaust and the Final Solution Plan, and witness the horrific conditions of the first Nazi concentration camp and the S.S. Training Facility – the School of Terror with your own eyes. Your Expert Guide will tell you about the forced labor, tortures and brutal medical experiments that were conducted on this infamous site, and share some stories of the camp’s Jewish and political prisoners. After the guided tour you will have a little bit of free time before returning to Salzburg.

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What people are saying about Salzburg (State)

This was so special and bring your hiking boots. You can choose how far you want to go and the further you go, the more difficult it gets. I would have taken less pictures and a longer walk if I had known that it was a longer path.

Guide was hilarious and full of funny facts. Very surreal to walk the rooms where Hitler and other influential men made such awful decisions. The stop in the neighboring town for lunch is only an hour. So, find a quick restaurant.

Our tour was great. So thankful for the skilled guide and driver. The views were amazing. The gallery wall was informative and educational.

The tour was very good. The guides have very good time management and thankfully all tourist were good with their time management as well.

Great experience made all the better by our great guide, Walter.