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Eagles nest Anyone been?

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:49 pm
by sid.
3 of us are travelling down from the hook down to stuttgart for an over night stay then on to Austria italy and switzerland, and we're thinking of popping into the " eagles nest"on the way through. We are all interested in this kind of thing and thought it might be worth a visit. So is it worth it ? Traveling beginning of September. Cheers sid.

Re: Eagles nest Anyone been?

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:19 pm
by skipper
yes well worth it if only for the views.- the americans destroyed all of hitlers berchtesgaden complex but were persuaded to leave the tea house ( the eagles nest)

Re: Eagles nest Anyone been?

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:34 pm
by Allan F
Would throughly recommend it. You need to leave the bikes in the car park at the bottom of the mountain or big hill. Buy a ticket & jump on the shuttle bus. All well worth it.
Regards Allan

Re: Eagles nest Anyone been?

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:48 pm
by Agent Orange
Great place to visit and the castle they filmed 'Where Eagles Dare' is only a short ride away too on the way (ish) to the Grossenglockner.
Top Tip; Don't making hissing sounds in the superb lift when the doors close, the other passengers may think its gas :evil:

Re: Eagles nest Anyone been?

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:50 pm
by RichardM
Pick your day, it was wall to wall fog (cloud) when we went :(

Re: Eagles nest Anyone been?

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:02 pm
by Ade-G
Well worth a visit.
Go early to avoid the crowds.
Take a picnic. Two bottles of water cost us €7.00 at the top the last time we went.

Re: Eagles nest Anyone been?

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:31 pm
by Spike941
Yep, well worth it but as previously mentioned, you need to pick your day weather wise. While you're there, you must also ride the Rossfeldstrasse, which is nearby. A private mountain toll circular road with stunning views. Sometimes used as a special race stage. There are a few vids on YouTube.

Eagles nest Anyone been?

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:18 am
by johnnyboxer
A ball ache on a hot day in motorcycle gear on a bus trip
Go in cold weather

Re: Eagles nest Anyone been?

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:22 am
by SteveW
A timely thread, I'll be passing this way early September, so I may take a look.
I don't use my Klim Badlands suit on a tour when I know I'll be doing tourist stuff as I travel, because it's so feckin'heavy and warm to walk about in.

Re: Eagles nest Anyone been?

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:47 am
by coyotedave
The view, a couple of pictures.


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Cheers Dave