Hike to the Eagle's Nest

Why we hike up the mountain?


The Eagle’s Nest hike tour just 40 minutes away from Salzburg takes you thru the fresh pine forests of the Obersalzberg to discover hidden WWII locations that can only be access by foot and up the mountain to the famous Kehlsteinhaus (Eagle’s Nest) where you will walk over the clouds and peaks of the Bavarian Alps.

Tours run every day from May to October, but spaces are limited spaces!! Book now and get ready to write your chapter in the Alps!


The mountain is full of secrets that can only be accessed by foot. Get off the beaten path and earn your views.

Natural Wonders

Hike up the mountain and enjoy the forest, the Alps and the fresh air.


You don not need to worry about a thing, we organize everything for you! Take with you a memory that will last a lifetime!
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Our Hike

Eagle’s Nest Hike Tour

    The tour starts at 9:30 Mon-Fr and 10:30 Sat-Sun/Holidays.

About Us?

“It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves” Sir Edmund Hillary.

Hi my name is Claudio, and I am the founder of Monkey Business Tours, but that is not all.

From a young age I have had a fascination with the mountains and military history. Both inherited from my family, full of alpinists and my grandad who was a general of the air force.   
Nature for me is like going back to the basics, once you come back everything is twice as better. Combining that and the war stories that have shape our world has become a passion and the reason behind this company.
Now after guiding more than 1000 people a year for many years I have developed not only as a guide but as a person. There is no growth without friction.
For me there is no greater satisfaction than doing the things you love despite the challenges.
Maybe that is the reason why I love the mountains so much. They are hard to climb but the higher you go, the better the view.

Tour Reviews

  • star rating  We absolutely LOVED our day with Claudio and could not more strongly recommend making this tour a priority if visiting Salzburg (if we ever come back we might even do... read more


    star rating  Although the hike was more strenuous than expected, Claudio and Andrea did an excellent job getting us to the top! They were patient and helpful, offering lots of knowledge... read more


    star rating  We had a group of 7 and we're all extremely pleased with the decision to spend a day with Claudio. He was very helpful in making sure we were all... read more

    Jon F

  • star rating  By far the best tour I’ve done, from start to finish Claudio was fantastic. His passion clearly shows in the experience he provides for you throughout the tour.
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    It’s a must try if you’re in Salzburg and you won’t regret it!

    Antony S

    star rating  We had a group of 7 and we're all extremely pleased with the decision to spend a day with Claudio. He was very helpful in making sure we were all... read more

    Jon F

    star rating  Claudio did an excellent job guiding us up to the Eagles Nest!! Went hiked from the bottom by the bus stop all the way to the parking lot at the... read more


  • star rating  If you are aiming to discover the beauty of Salzburg area and you are not that excited about those crowdy mainstream bus tours than you should definitely book this one!... read more


    star rating  Was trying to find a tour that wasn’t going to be a bus ride with 50 people and this fit the bill. The hike is fairly challenging but nothing... read more


    star rating  Brilliant to experience walking from the base of the mountain up to the elevator and into the Eagles nest. Lovely walk with great views. Our tour guide was awesome, great... read more


  • star rating  Claudio had great knowledge of the land and the historical significance of the mountain and buildings surrounding it. He answered all of our questions above and beyond. We completely loved... read more


    star rating  Claudio knows the history of the region well. He also has a good sense of humor. His extra excursions into the woods, where we would never have gone except for... read more


    star rating  This was such an incredible way to take in the views, get some exercise and learn about the history of Eagles Nest as well as the deep and dark history... read more


  • star rating  This is a great way to spend a day outside of Salzburg. We met our guide, Alfonso, near the train station and after a short bus ride we were... read more


    star rating  This tour is definitely 10 out of 10! Right after completing it, I have already recommended it to my friends.
    Stunning views of the Alps, tranquil of the forest,... read more


    star rating  We loved our Eagle’s Nest tour with Claudio and did the hike with our 3 boys aged 13, 13 and 10.
    Claudio is very welcoming and is very easy... read more


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    star rating  I had a very lovely day cycling around Mondsee with Monkey Business. Claudio (our guide) really knows what he is doing, he is very friendly, nice and fun. He knows... read more

    Anni S

    star rating  Wonderful hike for nature and history lovers alike. Claudio was a truly excellent guide. Good age representation as well. Highly recommended for anyone looking for something a little different in... read more

    Roberto A

  • star rating  My husband and I had an absolutely amazing day with Claudio in Obersalzberg, Bavaria. After meeting Claudio at the Hauptbahnhof and taking two buses to Obersalzberg, we started our hike.... read more

    Sam B

    star rating  Claudio did an excellent job guiding us up to the Eagles Nest!! Went hiked from the bottom by the bus stop all the way to the parking lot at the... read more


    star rating  Claudio, our guide, is the reason we booked this hike tour to begin with. The comments from others on trip advisor touted his acumen as a guide. After completing... read more

    Claudio meets you at the Mcdonald’s by the central train station with a smile and gives you tid bits of history from the moment you meet.

    He seamlessly navigates a somewhat complex
    public bus system and along the drive to the base of the site, answers any burning questions you may have about the site, the hike, and the region.

    Hiking is the best way to really know Eagle’s nest. Claudio provides detailed notes on the construction process to build the trail-up, the reason behind the unique elevator access and different roadway paths, why the Fireplace at eagles nest is missing bits of marble from its side, plus hundreds of other morsels or intelligence your a average history book may leave out.

    He takes you to places no bus tour can ever go!
    After describing our experience to others who had come from a bus tour, it was clear, Claudio’s attention to detail and level of intel from his deep studies on the subject are unmatched.

    At the end of the trip he even suggested some more challenging hikes to my husband and I which were fabulous.

    What you need to know before you go:
    There are two buses you take to get to the base of the mountain.

    The trip is roughly a full day event departing at nine am and returning around five thirty pm to the central train station.

    Bring layers depending on when you hike. The dramatic elevation means it may be cold at the top.

    You hike up and bus down.

    If it rains bring plastic bags to keep your non waterproof gear dry.

    If it’s raining, it’s still worth the trip for the history, fresh air and good company! More


  • star rating  Despite due the corona outbreak, the busses were not going, but Claudio did! The only way to get to the top of the mounting was by foot. With Claudio we’ve... read more


    star rating  Claudio was wonderful, would definitely recommend his hiking tour to eagles nest. He always checked to make sure everyone was doing well and made sure we took enough breaks. Claudio... read more

    Joanna Pruitt

    star rating  My girlfriend and I loved our hike to the Eagles Nest with Claudio!

    We started by visiting the remains of Hitler's Berghof residence, which we would not have seen... read more

    The hike took us around 2.5 hours, my girlfriend and I have not hiked before but are physically fit. Claudio is more than happy to vary the pace based on the groups abilities. To gauge the fitness required I would say if you need to be able to do a 5k run or comfortably do 20,000 steps in a day you will be absolutely fine.

    Claudio is very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions as we ascended the mountain.

    Once we were at the top, there is a tunnel (100m?) to the original brass elevator that takes you up to the eagles nest and summit of the mountain.

    We were told that the queue can be quite long for the lift, but there was no queue in mid June when we went. If queues are expected a jumper might be handy for the wait in the tunnel is it is very cold (maybe 5 degrees C).

    Once at the summit we saw the eagles nest building at the top which is also a restaurant. We got some lunch here and enjoyed the stunning views.

    Claudio also took us to a part of the mountain near the summit that we wouldn't have known about without a guide, the landscape at this point is rocky but worth the 1 minute walk for the fantastic view from this point that is off the beaten track.

    We chose to descend using the bus to save time (this did have an additional cost of around 10 euros), or Claudio was up for hiking back down as well for no additional cost.

    Claudio is incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and you can tell he is extremely passionate about the Eagles nest tour which made it the best day out we had in Salzburg. We highly recommend this over a hot coach tour, go with Claudio instead for a real adventure!

    THANK YOU!! for a fantastic tour!


  • star rating  We hiked up to the Eagles Nest with Claudio who is the best - fun, has a beautiful family, great to chat with, has a lot of history to share,... read more

    He’s only been doing the tours for a year, so our hotel didn’t know of him, but if you want to experience nature and see parts of the mountain that the tour buses don’t go to, go with Claudio’s Monkey Business Tours!!!

    Mike M

    star rating  This was by far one of the best tours my husband and I have been on! We did the hiking up to the Eagles Nest as well as the bike... read more


    star rating  This is a great way to spend a day outside of Salzburg. We met our guide, Alfonso, near the train station and after a short bus ride we were... read more


  • star rating  Awesome trip! Very unique experience as you literally hike up the “switch-backs” to get to the Eagles nest as opposed to taking a bus. The trails are clear and... read more


    star rating  We can't recommend this experience highly enough. Most tours to Obersalzburg and the "Eagles Nest" involve simply being bussed up to the top parking lot and then taking the... read more


    star rating  Hiked to the eagles nest with Claudio. Was a great day, rained a lot however Claudio was prepared and had rain ponchos for everyone, protein bars and spare water for... read more

    Michael W