Berchtesgaden WWII History and Sightseeing Full Day Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

532287


Categories

Museums / Culture, Local Experience, Day Trip / Out of Town, Adventure / Active

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. If child seats are required for very small children, they will need to be provided by the guests.

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of a car.

The historical tour includes a short walk into the woods, along a gravel path.

Some sites e.g. the Salt Mines and the Königssee lake are wheelchair friendly, with companions.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

Combined WWII history and sightseeing tour of the Berchtesgaden area


Full day tour combining the history with the most popular attractions. Perfect for those wanting to discover the history as well as the beauty of the area.

The Berchtesgaden area holds so much historical value with regards to World War II. The first half of the tour covers many of the historically important sites on the Obersalzberg, including the more hidden locations that most tourists never hear about, designed to really provide an authentic account of the fascinating history of this area.

The second half of the tour would be a visit to either the stunning Königssee (King's Lake) with the option of taking the boat ride across the lake to the famous St. Bartholomew pilgrim church, or the Salt Mines (Salzbergwerk) taking a fun and educational tour of the still operational 500 year-old underground mines.

In addition, the mountain scenery is extremely beautiful and on a clear day you will be surrounded by spectacular panoramic views of the Bavarian Alps and the valley below.

Itinerary

The first half of the day would be an historical tour (4 hours) of the Obersalzberg as follows:

We would begin with a driving tour taking us up to the Obersalzberg mountainside with detailed historical commentary throughout.

Next, my accreditation from the German Institute for Contemporary History means I'm authorised to provide an in-depth guided tour of the Documentation Centre, followed by the opportunity to explore some of the original bunkers that made up the extensive bunker system below the National Socialist compound.

We would also include a visit on foot into the woods to the lesser known ruins of Hitler's Berghof home, including the opportunity to experience the panoramic views that were once on offer from his very house. We could also incorporate further exploration of the more hidden secret areas (if desired).

The second half of the day would be spent visiting either the stunning Königssee (King's Lake), or the 500 year old Salt Mines (Salzbergwerk) - the choice will be yours!

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting 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.

Transportation

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.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Other: - Pick up and drop off, and transport for the duration of the tour.

- Detailed history of the area, followed by a visit to one of the most popular attractions in the area.

- Panoramic views and the beautiful scenery of the Bavarian Alps with plenty of opportunities for taking photos.

- Friendly and experienced guide with a passion for history and useful knowledge of the area.

- Flexibility; if there's something in particular that you'd like to see that isn't normally included in the tour, or if there's something about the tour that you'd like to change that's no problem at all. Equally if you were interested in shortening or lengthening the tour, this is something we could discuss.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

25 EUR - Entrance fee Documentation Centre: €3

Entrance fee Hotel zum Türken bunkers: €5.00 (seasonal opening hours apply).

Entrance fee Salt Mines: Adults €17.00, Children €9.50.

OR:

Boat ride Königssee: Adults €15.00, Children €7.50.

The itinerary for this tour is flexible as I aim to deliver an experience personalised to your interests, the local payments would only be applicable if you choose to include these places in the tour.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks
A Recent Review of this tour

Worth every penny! Tom is magnificent. His local and historical knowledge is exceptional and he's a great guy to boot! He is the 'Heineken' of tour guides, literally reaching the places/sites which other guides don't and, in this way, not only do you get ultimate value, but also the most comprehensive experience. He even knows the tricks to beat the crowds and gets you into places where no-one else gets to go. An absolutely enthralling, educational and informative tour. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
David Leslie

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    568 USD(for up to 4 people) (duration: 8 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    532287


    Categories

    Museums / Culture, Local Experience, Day Trip / Out of Town, Adventure / Active

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. If child seats are required for very small children, they will need to be provided by the guests.

    Friendly: Yes.
    You must be able to get in and out of a car.

    The historical tour includes a short walk into the woods, along a gravel path.

    Some sites e.g. the Salt Mines and the Königssee lake are wheelchair friendly, with companions.

    Maximum travelers: 4

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent)

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