Explore...

Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Berchtesgaden, Bayern, Germany

Aug 22, 2019 - Eagle's Nest and wandering Austria

The forecast weather for today is partly cloudy, with possible showers later in the day over Berchtesgaden. So, we ate a really nice breakfast from a wide variety of choices--the advantage of staying in a larger hotel with more staff--and then were on our way by 0800. We drove in some fog and low clouds toward Salzburg, and the traffic was fairly heavy. By the time we turned off the Autobahn to head toward Berchtesgaden, the clouds started to lift and the skies opened up. It looked good for the visit to the Eagle's Nest. By the way, what we...

Jump to full entry

Jun 15, 2018 - First visit to Berchtesgaden

A hot sunny day. We headed out to make our first visit to Berchtesdgaden We drove through stunning scenery. Our first stop was to have a look at Königsee, a fjord-like lake, with 190m deep waters which resulted from glacial action during the last Ice Age. We had intended to look at the lake and then go up the Jenner cable car to get views of the surrounding country and the lake. The car park was busy, we discovered the cable car was closed and the information centre was useless. Most visitors accessed the lake by commercial tour boats (not...

Jump to full entry

Sep 18, 2017 - A visit to the Eagle's Nest

Today was a day of history where we visited the Eagle's Nest at Kehlstein Mountain. The long journey alone was worth it for the spectacular views we were awarded with at the top. It was so clear we could see as far as Salzburg. To make the most of the Eagle's nest we splashed out and took a tour for €5 each. The tour began by explaining how this was not Hitler's house but just a place he visited 14 times to drink tea and meet with dignatories. We then made our way through the long tunnel with original doors that still held the markings of...

Jump to full entry

Aug 24, 2014 - Calling in at the Eagle's Nest

Left Lermoos this morning in some light rain. Bought a Tollways card at the local service station and set off on our trip to Berchtesgaden then Salzburg. Thankfully, the route was through the countryside and not on an autobahn so we were able to see what was around us. Lots of pretty little villages, all dominated by one beautiful church in the same style as the one in Lermoos. It is such a wonderful sound when you hear the church bells ringing throughout the day. Something we just do not have in Australia much any more. Traffic was okay...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


EasterEurope

Aug 11, 2014 - Berchtesgaden, Germany

8/11/14, Monday The tour today was to Berchtesgaden and the Eagle's Nest (Hitler's mountain lair). This is a long day (0700 (7am) until 2000 (8pm)). The bus ride, partly on the autobahn, was long so I got to sleep some more. It rained most of the way but the clouds parted when we reached the Eagle's Nest so had a view. The bus dropped us off near the top of the mountain where we entered a long tunnel on foot. The tunnel had very large thick steel doors which had been marked up by various soldiers during WWII. The oldest entry I could see...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


2014 European Trip

Jun 11, 2012 - Berchtesgaden

After our four days in Munich, we wanted to go someplace in Bavaria as it has the most beautiful topography in Germany. Our German friends suggested we visit Berchtesgaden where Hitler’s famous “Eagles Nest” is located. We took their advice and drove about 100 miles to the far southeastern region of Germany. The drive itself is worth the trip as it takes you into the spectacular Alpes with lakes, rivers and streams along the way. Be prepared for some “nail-biting” hairpin curves! BERCHTESGADEN INTERCONTINENTAL RESORT When we searched for...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Germany 2012

Sep 22, 2011 - Berchtesgaden

Thursday, September 22: We woke up to major fog in the mountains and had grave concerns that our planned trip to Eagles Nest would be cancelled. After a leisurely breakfast, we headed out to nearby Lake Konigssee for a lovely bout tour of the alpine lake and mountains. It best resembles a fjord setting in the Bavarian Alps. After the boat trip, the skies started to cooperate for us and we headed to the Eagles Nest, Hitler’s resort presented to him on his 50th birthday. The route to the Eagles Nest is most interesting. After travelling part...

Jump to full entry

Aug 12, 2011 - Berchtesgaden

I thought we took the wrong turn at Albuquerque and ended up in Banff! Er, perhaps not, the tacky tourist shops have cheap Lederhosen and beer mugs not, as in Banff, T-shirts with pictures with bears and miniature totem poles. Berchtesgaden is a very picturesque hiking and ski village in south eastern Germany very close to Salzburg, Austria. Many people were enjoying hiking in the area, boating on the Koenigsee, or visiting the salt mines. Seemingly out of place, this is where Hitler spent his years after being released from prison in the...

Jump to full entry

May 13, 2011 - Day 3 - Berchtesgaden "Eagles Nest"

We started this morning out with breakfast, and a brief walk to the U-Bahn to the main train station. Today was our tour of the Berchtesgaden, also known as the Eagle’s Nest. We found our tour bus waiting for us in front of the Karstadt department store right outside of the station. Enter our boisterous tour guide, Charles (“Charlie”). A jolly old fella of 68 years of age, and a voice not unlike Robin Leach. His multi lingual capabilities were enhanced by his ability to be incredibly humorous in all languages. Our tour group consisted of...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Field Study 2011

Aug 28, 2010 - Eagle's Nest & Berchtesgaden

Today we went to Hitler's mountain retreat called the Eagle's Nest. It is now a restaurant and viewing platform. However, today it was completely socked in with clouds. Afterward, we went to the town of Berchtesgaden which was founded in 1100. In 1810, it was incorporated into the Kingdom of Bavaria. We wandered through the Old Berchtesgaden Cemetery (founded in 1685).

Jump to full entry

Oct 7, 2009 - Berchtesgaden/St. Bart

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berchtesgaden We awoke to these awesome mountains outside our B&B. The night before we couldn't see anything because we got there late. (Tired fact of the day: I'm eating gummie bears...) After we ate breakfast at the hotel with an awesome view of the mountains.. We then drove about 20 minutes to Konigsee to see Saint Barts chapel. This is a 35 minutes boat tour, while in the middle of the lake, the capt. stops the boat and starts to play a trupet and you hear it echo against the rocks. Yodelay hee hoooo.. We...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Germany

May 28, 2008 - Berchtesgaden (Germany) - The´s trouble ´t Eagles Nest and looks like it might be closed for good!!! Bloody hell!!!!

I wont get this finished today so will try and update tomorrow if I can. Train journey was awesome. Seven hours to Salzburg, going all the way thru Slovenia, which also looks like a place worth stopping at. I thought I´d seen some great scenery, and yes the Mostar to Sarajevo is still brilliant, but it just gets better and better. Slovenia was nice and green, up North you hit the Southern Alps, work that out!! haha. It looked much cleaner than Croatia and Bosnia. I then checked the good book and learned that it was actually part of the...

Jump to full entry
Previous -- 0 1  2  -- Next


Advertisement
OperationEyesight.com