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Eagles Nest, Germany

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Homepage > Germany > Eagles Nest, Germany
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Difficulty: Level 3
  • Tour Type: Self Guided
  • Availability: Friday Saturday and Sunday June 14th to September 22nd
  • Location: Berchtesgaden/Schönau
Tour Details

Our Eagles Nest walking holiday in Germany, is based in the wonderful region of Bavaria in South Germany around the great Lake Konigssee. High in the mountains overlooking the lake and famous peaks of the region is the Eagles Nest (Kehlsteinhaus); a mountaintop lodge built for Hitler’s 50th birthday. Nowadays it is a restaurant, which you can still visit and explore.

On this Eagles Nest Tour you will see the idyllic, mystic and singular; the blue-green Lake Königssee which is embedded into grand mountain scenery. The mountains are very high, but there are beautiful passes to the next valleys. To see the sun rising over the steep rocks of the Stony Sea is really worth the effort.

This Bavarian walking holiday starts in Berchtesgaden/Schönau a picturesque town near to the Austrian Border. If you love breathtaking scenery, then you will be blown away on this walking holiday.

Our Eagles Nest walking holiday is available as a level 3 self-guided tour.

Starting Location


Price Includes

  • 7 nights in 3 star hotels and guest houses
  • Route Book and Maps
  • Cable car Mount Jenner
  • Train Werfen-Golling
  • Transfers Schonau-Ramsau, Weissbach-Hintermoos
  • Mulhbach – local card for free buses etc
  • Luggage Transfers

Price Excludes

  • Transport before and after tour
  • Single Rooms
  • Flights
  • Public Transport – Not Mentioned Above
  • Extra Nights
  • Travel Insurance
  • City Taxes
  • Entrance to Attractions
Trip Info


Walks from 3 hours to 6 hours with climbs up to around 600m maximum height. You are crossing from valley to valley by using a former salt trail or walking over beautiful alpine pastures. Your trails are running close to the edge of the mountain walls and you will have spectacular views. You will walk in a low alpine area and good fitness and equipment are expected. There are public buses (going around the mountains) and you may use them to go to the next hotel (rainy days).


Standard – 3 star  Hotels / Guesthouses / Inns.

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Hooked on Walking that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the chosen activity and for emergency evacuation and hospital care.


Day 1Individual arrival at Berchtesgaden/Schönau

Own arrival to the tour start.

Day 2Lake Konigsee – transfer to National park of Brechtesgdaden – Seisenberg gorge – Weißbach

Transfer to the national park of Berchtesgaden. A beautiful trail leads you up to the former miners hut and then on over the alpine pastures down to the Saalach Valley. In between, you will pass the impressive Seisenberg gorge. Overnight in Weißbach. 18.9km Walking time around 5.5 hours, up/down 550/500m

Day 3Weißbachenbach/Saalfelden – Transfer Hinterthal – alpine pasture in the Grass Mountains. Downwards to the mountain village of Dienten/Hintermoos.

Transfer to the edge of the Grass Mountain where you will start your tour up to the alpine pastures. A wonderful view to the Alps and glaciers and maybe to the lake “Zellersee” are some of the pleasures today. Passing mountain huts you will walk downwards to the village of Dienten or Hintermoos. 12.5km Walking time around 5 hours, up/down 930/750m

Day 4Dienten/Hintermoos to the mountain hotel Muhlbach – From hut to hut to the mountain hotel.

Today you have one of the most beautiful alpine pasture hiking tours, walking along the steep walls of the Hochkönig. A pastoral idyll as if freshly painted for a picture book. 18.5km 5.5 hours walking time, up/down 640/210m

Day 5Rest Day

Why not take the bus down the valley or just relax in the hotel. You may even decide to go for a walk. Using the guest card from the hotel you can use the bus for free.

Day 6 Muhlbach – Arthurhaus – Werfen – Golling

In the morning you shall take the bus up to Arthurhaus where you shall start a wonderful walking tour. You shall be walking down into the Salbach valley down the old miners path, where you will see the fantastic fortress of “Hohenwerfen”. It’s up to you if you wish to walk up the castle hill and see the bird-of-prey flight demonstrations and the collection of weapons. Afterwards by train to Golling. 13.5 km 4.5 hours walking time, up/down 120/950m.

Day 7Golling – Rossfeld – Enzianhütte – Obersalzberg – Bus Königssee

You start your tour by walking to the Golling waterfall which is in front of the impressing mountain massif of Hoher Göll. Afterwards, you will follow a walking trail upwards through the forest to the first alpine pasture, which is very close to the border to Germany. Afterwards you will reach the highest scenic road in Germany, the Rossfeld road where you see on the lefthand side the Salzach river valley with the city of Salzburg and on the righthand side the Bavarian Alps. Next to the road, you may take a rest at the Enzian cabin to have a drink and enjoy the view. Downwards you walk to the Obersalzberg, the former holiday resort of Hitler. Nowadays you find there a permanent exhibition in the visitor centre and the starting point for the tour up to the “Eagles Nest”! You will return by public bus to Berchtesgaden and on to Lake Königssee.  9.8 miles 15.5 km 6 hours walking time, 1050/560m  up/down.

Day 8Individual departure or an extended stay on the Lake Königssee

Stay an optional night and visit by bus to Obersalzberg to see the exhibition on Hilter’s Eagles Nest. It is also the starting point for the tour up to “Eagles Nest”


How to get there

By Plane to Munich Airport or Salzburg Airport and then by bus/train to Berchtesgaden. A transfer from the finish back to Salzburg can be arranged for 1-4 persons. Please ask for details.

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