Kehlsteinhaus - Eagle's Nest
The Eagleís Nest was designed as a birthday present for Adolf Hitlerís 50th birthday by Martin Bormann on behalf of the NSDAP (Nazi Party). Hitler in fact seldom visited the Eagleís Nest. The allied bombing of World War II did not damage the Eagleís Nest and thanks to the intervention of former Governor Jacob, the Eagleís Nest was spared being blown up after the war. Today the Eagleís Nest remains in its original state. In 1960, on the occasion of the 150th celebration of Berchtesgadenís incorporation into Bavaria, the Bavarian government relinquished its control of the building to a trust that ensures that the proceeds are used for charitable purposes. Board a breathtaking bus journey up the Kehlstein road and a luxurious brass elevator up through the rock into Kehlsteinhaus, known in English as the Eagleís Nest. Enjoy its impressive views and its excellent cuisine. This trip combines a unique example of historic architecture and a stunning alpine setting.