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  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  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

    806ethane
    15/06/2022

    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  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
    12/07/2021

    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  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 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  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  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
    12/07/2019

  • 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
    27/09/2019

    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

    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

    annaasteropoulos
    25/09/2019

    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  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  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  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
    01/09/2019

  • 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  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
    02/10/2019

    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  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  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 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

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    Hemiketal
    02/10/2019

    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  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
    06/08/2020

  • 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  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  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  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

    david_wh87
    25/08/2017

    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  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
    01/08/2019