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  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  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


    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  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


    star rating  I went with my two other friends to celebrate my 18th birthday and it was absolutely breathtaking. We are traveling around Europe and this was one of the best days... read more

    Katrina S

    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

  • 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  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  100% recommend this tour!
    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!

    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.


  • 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 this trip!!

    Camilla H

    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


    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!


  • 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  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  Amazing experience! Claudio was so friendly and his passion for the hike really shone through. Full of interesting stories and facts about Hitler’s life, German and Austrian politics in the... read more

    Tom K

  • 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  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

    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.

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  • 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


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    star rating  Claudio was truly an awesome tour guide. He communicated super well leading up to us meeting and once we arrived he demonstrated his extensive knowledge as well as being a... read more


  • 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 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  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.


  • 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


    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

    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

  • 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


    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  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