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Eagles Nest Tour based in Berchtesgaden

We took the tour based out of the information center. It's fairly organized but if you've watched a PBS documentary or visited a WWII museum there is little new information to be gained. This may be because the bunkers were closed for renovations. Our guide, John Mark, was friendly and knowledgeable. Few of the original buildings remain- most were destroyed and therefore there you end up looking at a field were it once stood. Although the eagles nest was preserved, it now functions as a restaurant. If staying in Salzberg plan for this to take a minimum of 7 hours- unless you are a big history buff I feel this is not worth the time invested.

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We felt that visiting Eagle’s Nest revealed some of Hilter’s paranoia. You access his small house by riding in a huge elevator up the center of the mountain. Beautiful views too. We are into WWII history but think it is an interesting site for anyone to visit, regardless of their interest. We also found it surprising that there were no signs directing us there.
We traveled to Salzburg after visiting Eagle’s Nest.