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Eagle’s Nest – tickets, prices, discounts, timings, what to expect

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The Eagle’s Nest, also known as Kehlsteinhaus, is a building constructed by the Nazi regime at the pinnacle of Kehlstein, a rocky outcrop overlooking Obersalzberg near the town of Berchtesgaden in Germany.

The Nazi Party used this building, inaugurated by Hitler on 20 April 1939, exclusively for government and social meetings. 

The Kehlsteinhaus gained legendary status in the post-war period and was used as a visual motif in famous US war films and series.

This article covers everything you must know before booking Eagle’s Nest tickets.

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What to expect at Eagle’s Nest

Eagle’s Nest Germany, designed by Martin Bormann, is one of the few undamaged monuments of the Hilter era.

This building, transformed into a mountain restaurant in 1952, provides an exceptional and unparalleled panoramic view of the countryside.

At the Kehlsteinhaus, you can see graffiti left by Allied troops in the woodwork after the World War.  

In the restaurant, a large red Italian marble fireplace exhibits extensive damage along its lower borders, where soldiers have forcefully removed small marble fragments as keepsakes.

A room that once served as Hitler’s study area has been repurposed into a storage space for the cafeteria.

Besides its historical significance, you can enjoy this restaurant purely for its good cuisine and pristine Alpine environment.

Ticket Cost
Guided Group Tour to Eagle’s Nest €125
Berchtesgaden Foothills and Obersalzberg tour tickets  €65

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Where to book tickets

You can purchase your Eagle’s Nest Munich tour tickets online or at the attraction.

Online ticket prices tend to be cheaper than those at the attraction.

When you buy tickets online, you can avoid the long queues at the ticket counters.

Because some attractions sell limited tickets, they may sell out during peak days. Hence, booking tickets early also helps avoid last-minute disappointments.

How do online tickets work

Go to the Eagles Nest Berchtesgaden tour booking page, select participants, preferred date, and language, and buy the tickets instantly.

After the purchase, you will receive the tickets in your email. 

You don’t need to take any printouts. 

On the day of your visit, show the e-ticket on your smartphone to the guide and join the tour.

Eagle’s Nest ticket price

Tickets for the guided group tour to Eagle’s Nest cost €125 per person.

Berchtesgaden Foothills and Obersalzberg tour tickets for those aged 27 years and above cost €65.

Tickets for youth aged between 15 and 26 years are available at a discounted price of €55.

Tickets for children up to 14 years are available at a further discounted cost of €36.

Eagle’s Nest tickets

There are different ways to explore Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest.

You can book a guided group tour or opt for the Berchtesgaden Foothills and Obersalzberg tour.

Guided Group Tour to Eagle’s Nest

Guided Group Tour to Eagle’s Nest
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As part of this guided full-day (11-hour) group tour, you can visit this historic attraction in the Bavarian Alps above Berchtesgaden with the help of an English-speaking guide.  

This will be a small group tour limited to eight participants.

During your journey, you will depart from Munich, drive along the scenic German Alpine road, ride an elevator straight through a tunnel in the rocks, visit the mountain peak, and see Eagle’s Nest.

With this skip-the-line ticket, you can explore and enjoy the Alps and spend some time at the NS Documentation Center.

You will need comfortable shoes and a good camera for this Kehlsteinhaus tour, which is conducted from May to October, depending on the weather and opening conditions.

This ticket has a cancelation option of up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.

Ticket Cost: €125

Berchtesgaden Foothills and Obersalzberg

Berchtesgaden Foothills
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As part of this guided Eagle’s Nest 10-hour tour, you can enjoy a comfortable day trip on a luxury bus to Berchtesgaden and Obersalzberg.

This skip-the-line ticket will give you priority access to the attractions. 

The tour is conducted in English and German by a live guide.

Apart from visiting the Kehlsteinhaus, you can also enjoy the stunning views of Obersalzberg during this tour.

If the weather turns out to be bad, you can visit Germany’s famous salt mines in Berchtesgaden instead of the Eagle’s Nest.

This tour is not suitable for those with mobility impairments and claustrophobia.

This tour can be canceled 24 hours in advance for a full refund.

Ticket Prices

Adult Ticket (27+ years): €65
Youth Ticket (15 to 26 years): €55
Child Ticket (up to 14 years): €36

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How to reach Eagle’s Nest

The Eagle’s Nest is a Nazi-constructed building atop the summit of the Kehlstein.

Address: Kehlsteinhaus, 83471 Berchtesgaden, Germany. Get Directions.

You can reach this attraction both by public and private transport.

By Bus

The Kehlsteinbus, line 849, provides transportation from the Obersalzberg parking lot at the Obersalzberg Documentation Center, Salzbergstraße 45, to Kehlstein. 

Once at the Kehlstein parking lot, you can reach the Kehlsteinhaus directly using an elevator.

By Train

Germany’s high-speed ICE train will take you to Berchtesgaden train station. From here, you can take the bus no. 838 to the bus departure point at Obersalzberg.

By Car

If you’re traveling by car, turn on your Google Maps and get started.

There are enough parking garages around the attraction.

However, apart from the above transportation methods, many travelers also book a guided tour to the Eagle’s Nest for a convenient trip.

Opening hours of Eagle’s Nest

The Kehlsteinhaus is open from the beginning of May to the end of October, depending on the weather. It is closed in winter. 

It is open daily from 8.30 am to 4.50 pm.

The last entry time for this attraction is an hour before closing.

How long does the tour take

It takes 90 minutes to explore the Eagle’s Nest completely.

However, with the online Eagle’s Nest Tour tickets, you can explore this attraction at leisure. 

Best time to visit Eagle’s Nest

Best time to visit Eagle's Nest
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The best time to visit the Eagle’ Nest is when it opens at 8.30 am. You’ll have a calm and serene experience, and the lighting for photography can be the best at this hour.

Avoid this attraction during midday, as it gets crowded, with long queues and packed terraces.

Another option is to visit in the late afternoon, which can be a great time for photographers, as the golden lighting before sunset can create spectacular views. It is also often less crowded than midday.

We recommend a visit on a weekday between Tuesday and Thursday when it is less crowded than weekends.

Eagle’s Nest reviews

The Eagle’s Nest in Germany is a highly-rated tourist attraction.

Check out two reviews of the Kehlsteinhaus we selected from Tripadvisor, which give you an idea of what to expect at this attraction.

Breathtaking views

If you can get past the fact that you are in the same place where one of the most evil people who ever lived made his summer home, it is worth it for the absolutely breathtaking views from the mountaintop. If you are able to go walking around the mountain and not stay inside the building, definitely do so. Everything is so beautiful.

Lisa W, Tripadvisor

Well worth it

Living history. As simple as that. A must-see place for history buffs. The food is good, and the scenes are breathtaking.

Andy1962, Tripadvisor

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FAQs about Eagle’s Nest

Here are a few questions visitors frequently ask about the Eagle’s Nest in Munich.

Where can I book tickets for the Eagle’s Nest?

You can buy tickets for the attraction online or at the venue. However, we suggest you book your tickets online in advance to save time and have the best experience.

Is it possible to hike to Eagle’s Nest?

It is possible to hike in the surrounding area, but reaching Eagle’s Nest on foot is not a good option due to the steep terrain and the specific road for buses.

What is the most important thing you should carry while visiting the Kehlsteinhaus?

You must carry a camera or a mobile phone with a good camera to capture the phenomenal views from the Alps.

Is this attraction wheelchair accessible?

The Eagle’s Nest is not easily accessible for those using wheelchairs. Challenges may arise due to the location of the attraction and the historic construction.

Which is the best footwear to opt for while visiting this attraction?

Sturdy hiking boots are the best choice while visiting Eagle’s Nest. Hiking boots provide ankle support and have rugged soles, ideal for uneven terrain.

Are medical facilities available at the attraction?

Emergency medical facilities may not be readily available at the Kehlsteinhaus itself. If you require medical attention, contact local emergency services by dialing 112 (the European emergency number) or 911. 

What types of cuisines are available at the attraction?

The Kehlsteinhaus mountain restaurant offers a variety of traditional Bavarian and German cuisine. The restaurant also provides a range of beverages, including German beers, wines, and non-alcoholic options.

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