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!

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 9:30 Mon-Fr and 10:30 Sat-Sun/Holidays.

Tour Reviews

  • 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

    K7793ECmikes
    15/07/2022

    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

    aliaush222
    14/06/2020

    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  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
    28/10/2018

    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
    02/10/2018

    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

  • 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
    01/09/2021

    star rating  Claudio met us at the bus station and had everything planned out. He walked us around less seen areas of the mountain and remains of the German war effort.... read more

    Gatsby97
    12/08/2018

    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  Breathtaking experience - Claudia is one of the most genuine, knowledgeable, and adventurous guides I've met! Despite the rainy weather, we enjoyed the hike and the astonishing view! 100% recommend.

    淳安 牛
    02/10/2022

    star rating  Claudio is a wonderful tour guide, very knowledgeable about the history of the area and he shows you a lot of places you would not get to see on a... read more

    HannahHan33
    27/09/2022

    star rating  For an in depth and active tour, this is a day of adventure to impress both history buffs and hikers. It is a strenuous four miles but worth the walk... read more

    Georgette K
    06/09/2022

  • 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 was a great hike with Claudio. We had bad weather, as it rained, but the area desperately needs the rain so I have no complaints about that. Claudio was... read more

    683reneef
    05/09/2022

    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

    conors162
    22/07/2019

  • 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.
    ... read more

    It’s a must try if you’re in Salzburg and you won’t regret it!

    Antony S
    15/09/2022

    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

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    Hemiketal
    02/10/2019

  • 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  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  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  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!

    JIMBO11223344
    24/06/2018

    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  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

    Judycrrr
    13/09/2022

  • 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  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  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

    jackerdt
    01/08/2020

  • star rating  We cannot thank Claudio enough for his incredible tour! I booked the Eagle’s Nest tour months ago, but due to inclement weather, we thought we would have to cancel. Claudio... read more

    jenmayekawa
    30/04/2019

    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  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