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The Eagle's Nest

The Eagle's Nest
The Eagle's Nest, Berchtesgaden

The road leading from Obersalzberg (formerly Hitler's home and southern headquarters) to the Eagle's Nest parking lot is considered to be a feat of engineering. Perched at 1.834 m (6.017 ft), the building itself was a project of Martin Bormann's and given to Adolf Hitler for his 50th birthday as a teahouse for diplomats. The Eagle's Nest remained unscathed from the bombing of the Allied Forces during WWII. Since 1952 it has been open to the public as a mountain top restaurant with a spectacular view and is accessed only by special mountain buses from Obersalzberg. The Obersalzberg Documentation Center, located near the car park at Obersalzberg, offers interesting exhibits on the history of Obersalzberg, Hitler's regime and WWII. It also gives access to part of the underground bunker system. Due to its high elevation the Eagle's Nest is open in summer only, usually from about mid-May through October.

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Related: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kehlsteinhaus
Address: Königsseer Straße 2, 83471 Berchtesgaden
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