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From Munich: Private Day Trip to the Berchtesgaden Alps

1. 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.

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.

Eagle's Nest and Sound of Music Private Tour

3. Eagle's Nest and Sound of Music Private Tour

This tour combines the original locations from the musical "The Sound of Music" with the historical "Eagle's Nest". Your tour starts with a tour of the city including the Palaces Leopoldskron (von Trapp Family House) and Hellbrunn (Sound of Music Pavilion). Hellbrunn Palace is on the way to the Eagle's Nest which will be next. Passing the border to Germany the journey continues to the Sound of Music Meadow (The Hills are alive). Now is your chance to spin in the field, reenacting the opening scene. Head to the "Obersalzberg" which is located at 3000 ft. elevation right below the Eagle's Nest. Access the Eagle's Nest with special busses and an elevator. Admire the scenic view of the Bavarian Mountains, the King's Lake, and the surrounding area of Salzburg. Returning from the Eagle's Nest, continue to the second highlight of our tour, the Salzburg Lake District. Travel through the Wies Valley and further on to Fuschl and St. Gilgen. Take a stunning photo of the castle of Fuschl with emerald Lake Fuschl in the background. The next highlight is Lake Wolfgang and the village St. Gilgen, the scenery of the area was shown at the beginning of "The Sound of Music." Enjoy a view from the "Mozart View Point" to Lake Wolfgang and the "Schafberg" Mountain. Relax and enjoy the countryside on the drive from St. Gilgen to the lake "Mondsee" and further on to the town of Mondsee with the "Sound of Music Wedding Church", from where you make your way back to Salzburg. Your tour ends with a drop-off at your Salzburg hotel or any other location within the city.

Highlights of the Bavarian Mountains incl. Eagle's Nest

4. Highlights of the Bavarian Mountains incl. Eagle's Nest

Start your morning with a beautiful drive off the beaten path, passing the meadow where the opening scene of "The Sound of Music" was filmed. The road will then lead up to one of the most beautiful viewpoints in Berchtesgaden. After a short picture stop you will go on to the “Obersalzberg” the Eagle’s Nest bus terminal. You will then board a specially equipped mountain bus for a breathtaking ride up the 4-mile road, with a 27% incline to a rocky plateau, from where you will walk into a 406 foot (124 meter) long tunnel leading you directly to the original WWII brass elevator that will transport you up through the heart of the Kehlstein mountain for another 406ft straight into the Eagle’s Nest itself. After a tour through the Eagle’s Nest you will have some free time to enjoy the views or refreshments. Descending from the Obersalzberg on the way to the town of Berchtesgaden you will also see the underground bunker complexes below the mountain. The extensive fortress-like system was built as an air rad shelter, as war headquarters and as a possible last refuge for the leaders of the Reich. Coming back to daylight after a short walk you will visit the grounds where Adolf Hitler had his Residence the Berghof. After your visit of the bunker complex and grounds of the Berghof you will continue on to the beautiful Bavarian mountain town of Berchtesgaden located in the Kings Lake River valley. You will have time to explore Berchtesgaden on your own as well as to have lunch in one of the typical Bavarian Restaurants (own expense). In the afternoon you can choose between exploring the underground world of a 450 year old salt mine or taking a boat ride to St Bartholomew’s on the Königsee, a glacial lake situated in a valley surrounded by the Bavarian Alps. Your return drive back to Salzburg will take you along Kings Lake River back to your Hotel or any other destination in Salzburg. This luxury personalized tour is designed to give you the flexibility to pick and choose the venues you would like to visit. This is a fully-guided tour focusing extensively on the Eagle’s Nest, Bavarian mountains, Bunker complex, Königsee or the salt mine.

Private Eagle's Nest Tour & Königsee from Salzburg

5. Private Eagle's Nest Tour & Königsee from Salzburg

This luxury personalised tour is designed to give you the flexibility to pick and choose the venues you would like to visit. This is a fully-guided tour focusing extensively on the Eagle’s Nest, Bavarian mountains, and the Königsee. You can out of the vehicle any time you wish and your guide will give you his full attention on this 6 hour private tour.  On the day of the excursion your guide will provide a few itinerary examples with many options to choose from so you can cover all the sights and attractions that really interest you. Depending on the weather or time of year, your experienced guide will help you to pick the right sights. 

Private Bavarian Mountain Tour

6. Private Bavarian Mountain Tour

During this tour you will go on a drive from the city of Salzburg to the city of Hallein, the Dürnberg mountain (possibility to go into the salt mines (extra cost). Then you will see the Obersalzberg where Hitler used to have his summer residence (possibility to visit the eagle's nest (extra cost) during May and October and or the dokumentation center of the Obersalzberg and the bunker system). Then you will see the city of Berchtesgaden, where you have the possibility to go for a lunch. Finally you will see the King's lake, or the hintersee and the Ramsau area of Berchtesgaden. 

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What people are saying about Berchtesgaden

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.