The Kehlsteinhaus (Eagle's Nest in English) is a historic 3rd Reich building
located in the south of Bavaria, close to the border to Austria. It lies on a rocky outcrop at 1834m of altitude, not far from the Kehlstein, an 1881m peak of the Göll massif. The Kehlsteinhaus was completed in 1938 based on a design by the architect Roderich Fick. It was used by members of the Nazi party for government and social meetings (Adolf Hitler visited the place personally 14 times). Together with the Berghof, the Kehlsteinhaus was one of the Führer headquarters. It was captured by the US army on May 4th, 1945.
The area around the Kehlsteinhaus is quite scenic. There are a number of trails, one of them leading to the Hoher Göll mountain.
How to get to the Kehlsteinhaus
Visitors drive to the documentation centre in Obersalzberg and leave the car in a parking. From there, there is a bus which via a narrow mountain road brings tourists to a parking. From where it is possible to reach the Kehlsteinhaus by using an elevator inside the mountain. Another option is to walk along a trail to the Kehlsteinhaus.
While there is no accomodation directly at the Kehlsteinhaus, it is possible to stay in a hotel in the area, for instance in Berchtesgaden.