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 meet 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!

Hiking

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.

Experiences

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 9:00 every day. This year 2021

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  When we were planning our vacation in Salzburg we were looking for an unusual tour where we could be physically active and could experience beautiful nature of Austrian lakes and... read more

    vadimveselov
    13/06/2018

    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

    Neil C
    01/01/1970

    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

    O9168ENmichaelh
    04/08/2019

  • star rating  Claudio was so friendly, a great storyteller and managed to make the trip comfortable by keeping the tempo appropriate fore our group! A highly recommend th

    Camilla H
    01/01/1970

    star rating  Eat a good breakfast and prepare for a excellent walk:hike. Claudio was amazing and kept a nice pace for all. Even when some of us struggled - he was... read more

    Curious13385454226
    06/10/2022

    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
    15/09/2022

  • 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

    Alison A
    01/06/2020

    star rating  Claudio was an amazing tour guide. He's extremely knowledgeable about the area and the World War II history associated with it. It was a rainy day but he came prepared... read more

    Jason F
    01/10/2019

    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

    Michael H
    01/08/2019

  • 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
    09/09/2017

    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

    Quest05459713034
    13/06/2022

    star rating  Claudio was awesome. He took us up and despite the poor weather and limited view it was still worth it. His knowledge is outstanding and he really points out the... read more

    Sgallo10
    27/09/2022

  • 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

    Olha_letstravel
    23/06/2022

    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

    evthebigeasy
    09/08/2022

    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

    tylersK3172WZ
    10/10/2022

  • 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

    michaelpwest82
    12/08/2019

    star rating  There are no words to describe the experience of hiking to the Eagle's nest. As a Band of Brothers and history fan, I had the obligation of visiting this place... read more

    I took this tour with really high expectations, and somehow Claudio managed to surpass them all. He was a joyful guide and answered all the questions the group had regarding World War II and hiking itself. As we were blessed with a fantastic weather, will never forget this experience. If you truly want to live the Eagle's Nest route, hiking it with someone as knowledgeable as Claudio is the only way!

    rsavery
    20/10/2022

    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

    dawnmead
    27/07/2018

  • star rating  Claudio led our group on bus rides from Salzburg City Center to Berchtesgaden and then a 2-3 hour hike to the Eagle's Nest where there was ultimately an opportunity to... read more

    BackPacker271054
    24/08/2022

    star rating  Claudio, a sweet spirited, curly haired guy, shares his knowledge about Hitler with much enthusiasm. His superb story telling helps one to relive the history. Though tiring, Claudio knows when... read more

    luvpink29
    09/10/2022

    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

    NeilC770
    11/09/2021

  • star rating  Stanka met us at the bus station in Salzburg and we took the bus trip to Mondsee; around 50 minutes and very pleasant. All the bike hire was organised so... read more

    Don R
    18/08/2018

    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

    LLTravels
    01/10/2019

    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

    dawnmead
    27/07/2018

  • 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

    mcgivtk
    28/05/2018

    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

    Alison A
    01/01/1970

    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
    13/10/2022

  • 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

    Anna
    01/01/1970

    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

    Benedikt_Zoega
    03/10/2022

    star rating  100% recommend this tour!
    Experience
    Get to hike up to Eagle’s Nest and there’s so much nature has to offer which will be missed if you take other tours... read more

    I went on a cold and wet day; while it is presumingly less enjoyable to others, I strongly urge you not to cancel it. I believe that different weather brings different experiences-
    my hike felt mystic as I was constantly in clouds. I couldn’t see the view because it was blocked by the clouds. But a couple and I (who are in the group) decided to gamble and wait, and yes, we managed to have a glimpse of it and we started cheering!

    Guide
    Claudio is a really nice guy! He offered his own snacks, poncho, trekking poles, and heat warmer to hikers who need it; providing an excellent guest experiences. He was also friendly to others, greeting the bus drivers, giving way, and the locals seem to know him well too. Apart from his amicable personality, he is knowledgeable. He shared with us different genres: history, sounds of music, nature, local tips of Salzburg such as food and sites.

    I had a great time being in his tour. It is not a typical leisure tour, but an authentic, sensorial and active experience.

    Astrayap
    28/05/2022