Views From Kehlsteinhaus
Eagles Nest Tunnel Walk
Egles Nest Tunnel Entry
On this minivan tour we will visit Eagle’s Nest at Berchtesgadnerland and “The Sound of Music“ film locations in and around Salzburg including parts of the lakes & mountains district . It will be a perfect day trip from Salzburg.
Eagle’s Nest is open from approx. the beginning/middle of May until approx. 20th October (weather depending). The Obersalzberg Docoumentation Centre is open every day (Apr – Oct), Tue – Sun (Nov – March). Closing days 1st Jan, 1st Nov, 24th, 25th, 31st Dec.
|May to October|
|Tour Start||09:00 am|
Important Info a) Additional hours if possible upon request. Extra hours Euro 95,00/h
b) Some of the tours cross the border Austria/Germany. Please take the passport with you, it could be checked.
c) Please inform us in case you want to take a baby with you (necessary for the proper child seat).
On the way to EAGLE’S NEST we fwill cross the Austrian border to Bavaria (Germany). This locations is a package of superlatives. The road up to Eagle’s Nest is a milestone in the history of road construction in alpine regions and unique in the world.Via a tunnel you then get to the brass elevator which takes you inside the mountain straight up 124 m in only 42 seconds. At 1834 m (6017 ft) above sea level you will have a breathtaking panoramic view (with fine weather up to 200 km!).
THE ORIGINAL FILM LOCATIONS FROM “The Sound of Music” and PLACES FROM MARIA v. TRAPP’s REAL LIFE
“The Sound of Music”
– With beautiful film locations which can make one dream to follow Julie Andrews’ as Maria von Trapp and her family’s footsteps
We will take you to original film locations, (also several locations in Maria von Trapp’s real life) some of them also Salzburg’s (town and country) most attractive sightseeing places. Mirabell Palace and Gardens, where Maria and the children sang ‘Do-Re-Mi’ we will pass by. It is recommendable to visit the gardens with the Pegasus fountain and the “Do-Re-Mi-steps” i.e. after the tour.
We will pass by Frohnburg Palace (‘I have confidence in me’). Felsenreitschule (‘Edelweiss’) and Nonnberg Abbey in the old town of Salzburg will be also along our driving route (the locations themselves are already in the pedestrians precinct) as well as Mozart foot bridge.
A stop will be at Leopoldskron Palace and Leopoldskron Lake (where the children fell into the water), a picturesque place with Hohensalzburg Fortress surmounting Leopoldskron Castle and in the diestance the mighty mountain Untersberg over which (only in the movie) the Trapp family fled Austria..
The next stop will be at the park of Hellbrunn Palace, where the glass pavilion “Gazebo” had been reconstructed (‘I am 16 going on 17’).
We will then leave Salzburg town heading for Salzkammergut/Lake District, driving through country villages along Lake Fuschl to high over St. Gilgen (also famous for the Mozart family) with a breathtaking view over Lake Wolfgang.
Finally we will take the Romantic Road towards Mondsee (village and lake) where in the Mondsee Basilica (wedding church) you can follow Maria and Baron von Trapp’s footsteps to the wedding altar.
After all this, enjoy the way back to Salzburg – being excited, dreaming, or singing one of the wonderful songs.