Attractive destinations for excursions to the vicinity ensure plenty to do during your holiday in Salzburg.

The Eagle’s Nest

'The Eagle’s Nest' (Kehlsteinhaus) is a chalet-style building which used to be an extension of the Obersalzberg-complex built by the Nazis in the German Alps near Berchtesgaden.

The impressive building with its meter thick walls is situated on the top of the mountain Kehlstein. The summit offers a breathtaking view over the Berchtesgaden area. The guests reach the 'The Eagle’s Nest' with a luxurious brass elevator (124 m (406 ft) through the rock in only 41 seconds).

History

The Eagle’s Nest was designed by Martin Bormann on behalf of the NSDAP as a birthday present for Adolf Hitler’s 50th birthday. Hitler in fact seldomly visited the Eagle’s Nest. More information can be found on
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kehlsteinhaus.

The Eagle’s Nest is open for visitors from May until the end of October.

Königssee

The Königssee (King's Lake) is located south of the city Salzburg in the German Alps. The lake is known for its clear water. For this reason only electric boats and rowing boats are permitted. The lake and the surrounding landscape are popular for hikers.

St. Bartholomä / St Bartholomew's Church

The Palace and pilgrimage church were founded by the Prince-Provosts of Berchtesgaden in 1134. The triple-concha design of the church dates back to 1697. Since the Romantic period St Bartholomew's Church has been a source of inspiration for numerous landscape painters.

Watzmann

is the most famous peak in the Berchtesgaden Alps. The view from north with the several peaks of the big and small Watzmann is very impressive. The secondary peak - called Hocheck (2651 m) - can easily be reached from the Watzmannhaus.

Bad Reichenhall

Bad Reichenhall is a royal spa with tradition: drinking treatment in the 'Wandelhalle', inhale healthy-sprayed alpine brine at the 'Gradierhaus', float in alpine brine in the 'Spa&Fitness Resort RupertusTherme' and modern life. Beautifully tended parks, an elegant pedestrian area with numerous shops, restaurants and historical sights make this alpine town one of the most precious jewels of Bavaria. Bad Reichenhall is surrounded by a delightful landscape.

Not far from Salzburg is the romantic Lake 'Chiemsee': an ideal destination for nature lovers, art enthusiasts and recreation seekers.

Island 'Fraueninsel'

The island 'Fraueninsel' is a very idyllic jewel piece with an old fishing village, flower-filled gardens, typical beer gardens and the old monastery 'Frauenwörth'. It was founded in the eighth century and is still inhabited by Benedictine nuns. The gate-house is the oldest of its kind in Southern Bavaria and the frescoes in St. Michael's Chapel are some of the earliest ever found in Bavaria. The small island attracts visitors from all over the world and it has been home to many artists.

Island 'Herrenchiemsee'

'Herrenchiemsee' was King Ludwig's project of a New Versailles. The King of Bavaria had erected a copy of Versailles on the island 'Herrenchiemsee', with the name 'Herrenchiemsee Palace', the New Castle. The copy surpasses the original. The main highlights of the more than twenty state rooms are the Ambassador's Staircase, the Great Hall of Mirrors and the State Bedchamber. The palace park also features motifs of Versailles.

King Ludwig II Museum in New Castle

Twelve rooms on the ground floor of the south wing of this modernly designed museum are dedicated to the life of King Ludwig II. It shows his life beginning from birth to early tragic death on the basis of painted portraits, busts, historic photographs and original clothing.
As a patron of the composer Richard Wagner, the Bavarian king went down in music history. On this subject are portraits, written documents as well as theatre and stage design models.

Museum in the former Augustinian Monastery (Old Palace)

The present monastery buildings were erected in Baroque. Four wings are arranged around a large rectangular courtyard with a nearly idyllic rose garden.

EFA-Museum for German Automobile History

in Amerang, Wasserburger Str 38
Over 100 years of automotive history in Germany is documented by EFA Automobile Museum. On 6000 square meters of exhibition space 220 exhibits from the German production from 1886 until today are shown.

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