- Visit Hitler’s Alpine retreat
- Explore 450-year old salt mines
- Several key Salzburg sights on one tour
Full day of adventure! Unfortunately, the weather wasn't very good the day I booked this tour so the mountains were not visible - but I suspect that if it had been clear skies then the mountains from Eagle's Nest would have looked remarkable. After the Eagle's Nest, the bus takes you down to Berchtesgaden - a nice, cute and quaint town in Germany (close to the Austrian border - near Salzburg of course). There you can purchase lunch and browse the area for about an hour. Then it's about a ten min drive from Berchtesgaden to the salt mine location. I personally thought this part was very okay. Tour is spoken in German but english speakers are given headsets. After that, you end the tour at a beautiful lake for about 1 and 1/2 hours. This was my favorite part- once again you can shop around or ditch that and walk along the trail by the lake! (Lake Königssee) (I'm a 23 year old solo traveler - most people on the tour were older than I and not solo). I met great people on the tour nonetheless!
Book your place on this highly photogenic Salzburg gift experience, and visit some of Germany’s most unmissable sights with an expert guide at hand. You’ll begin at the Eagle’s Nest overlooking the historic town of Berchtesgaden. The mountain retreat was a gift to Hitler on his 50th birthday, and is today a major tourist attraction, but it is the commanding views of the Bavarian Alps from the balconies that will most grab your attention.
You’ll have time to find lunch in Berchtesgaden before the second visit, which takes you to the oldest working salt mine in Germany, where you’ll learn about life underground for a miner. The tour finishes up with a scenic cruise on Lake Wolfgang if you’re using this experience gift during the summer months. If not, then you’ll enjoy coffee and cake in Berchtesgaden instead, with plenty of time to shop for souvenirs in this charming town.