Detailed, in depth, full day WWII historical tour of the Berchtesgaden area
The Berchtesgaden area holds so much historical value with regards to World War II. During the Third Reich the Obersalzberg was the Southern Headquarters for the National Socialist Party with many of the top leaders owning homes here, and many important political decisions made here. This lengthy private tour is perfect for history buffs wishing to discover the extensive history of this area. . .
This full day tour comprehensively covers a multitude of the historically important sites on the Obersalzberg, including the more hidden locations that most tourists never hear about. While there are many tour options that include this area, most will only stop off at the most well known spots. I will also include the secrets hidden on the mountainside which really provide an authentic account of the fascinating history of this area.
In addition, the mountain scenery is extremely beautiful and on a clear day you will be surrounded by stunning panoramic views of the Bavarian Alps and the valley below.
This tour is for those with a fervent interest in learning as much as possible about the history of the area. Covering all of the more well known sites, the tour would also include exploration of the more hidden secret areas, such as (but not limited to):
- the ruins of Hitler's former Berghof home, including the opportunity to experience the panoramic views that were once on offer from his very house,
- the site of Hitler's former private Tea House,
- some original sections of the bunker complex underneath the former National Socialist compound,
- the site of Hermann Göring's former home,
- Albert Speer's former home,
- the former RSD Headquarters,
- the ruins of the workers' theatre hall,
- the abandoned old military hospital,
- the former Reich Chancellery,
- the former SS officers' housing.
From May-October the tour could also include a visit to the famous Eagle's Nest.
The itinerary is completely flexible, tailored to suit your interests, covering everything you want to see and learn about.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection
Duration: 8 hours
The start time and/or duration of the tour are both flexible, depending on guests' travel plans.
Dacia Duster 4WD
Modern, clean, air-conditioned and comfortable.
A larger vehicle can be used, if more than 4 people in the group, at an additional cost.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 EUR - Entrance fee Documentation Centre: €3 (free entry for children, students, teachers, and active military).
Entrance fee Hotel zum Türken bunkers: €5.00 (seasonal opening hours apply).
Fee for Eagle's Nest (including entrance to the building, bus transportation, elevator ride): Adults €16.60, Children €9.60 (seasonal opening hours apply).
The itinerary for this tour is flexible so the local payments would only be applicable if you choose to include these places in the tour.
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
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Not just a guide, a Professor!!! I'm interested in Third Reich history for almost 35 years and visiting Berchtesgaden is a dream come true!!!! Tom is outstandingly well informed. He studied many topics deeply and met a lot of witnesses of this era... Tom is also the guide to choose if you want to discover the heart of Berchtesgaden . I recommend him very highly and hope to have another tour with him in the future. Thank you Tom!