Kelshtaynhaus

Germany

Bavarian commune Berchtesgaden is known for its amazing beauty of Lake Konigssee, located in the valley between the mountains in the Alps. It is especially picturesque in the fall, including yellow and red trees. In these places you can see the salt mines, in which more than 500 years mined salt, and in these days is a fascinating underground attraction. And yet it is famous for its mountain Kehlstein, which offers a wonderful view of the entire commune, the Alps and the surrounding neighborhood at a distance of two hundred kilometers. They say that in good weather with this mountain can be seen and Salzburg, to which only thirty miles from here, but it says so ... I do not know how much it is true ... It took a fancy to this mountain, Martin Bormann, that would make a gift to the fiftieth anniversary of the Fuhrer ...
 

Кельштайнхаус, Kelshtaynhaus


Eagle's Nest, the Kehlstein, Berchtesgaden, Bavaria, Germany, 03.07.2011, the

small, cozy, tea house, later became one of the residences of Hitler. Its construction began in 1937 on the initiative of Bormann with construction of the road, a length of about 6.5 km and passes through five tunnels. The road ends in front of the rock platform, which with the help of explosions struck six 124 m long tunnel leading to an elevator, decorated with polished to a shine golden bronze. Forty one second elevator rises to a height of 124 meters and goes directly to the tea house.
 

Кельштайнхаус, Kelshtaynhaus


All construction and laying of roads have been completed for thirteen months. Summer of 1938, the future residence of Hitler was ready for operation. In April 1945, during a massive raid on the British aviation area tea house survived. Not a bomb fell on its territory. British pilots simply have not seen in this "dacha" nothing serious.


 

Кельштайнхаус, Kelshtaynhaus


The second time the Eagle Nest survived in 1951, when it was transferred to the US occupation authorities in Bavaria. The Bavarian government has decided to demolish the house that would not come here fans Fuhrer. However, the county Berchtesgaden temporarily blocked the ruling, and after negotiations, it was decided to blow up the ruins of Hitler's bunker just below the ... Today, Eagle Nest is a chic restaurant. Just a restaurant, without any museums. In bad weather, guests can dine inside the house, on sunny days you can drink a beer sitting on the outdoor terrace.


 

Кельштайнхаус, Kelshtaynhaus


Maybe even it is on this terrace Hitler hosted a visit of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor in the fall 1937. I came here, that would once again touch the history of WWII II, and just walk around the Bavarian Alps. Most tourists do not go here on this site.


 

Кельштайнхаус, Kelshtaynhaus


In vain, there also is something to see. True track there are not too wide, it does not hurt comfortable for walking and holding pens were not campaign ... There comfortably alone, like me ... For example, a view of the Royal Lake (Koenigssee), but it does not differ from that that can be seen around the cross.


 

Кельштайнхаус, Kelshtaynhaus


A little further on the rocks, paths ... When something on them (the paths) probably walked Hitler and his closest associates ...
 

Кельштайнхаус, Kelshtaynhaus

 

Кельштайнхаус, Kelshtaynhaus


Some stairs in the rocks ... I wonder whether such a those early forties? For these tracks really is not so easy to get ...
 

Кельштайнхаус, Kelshtaynhaus


Closer to the mountain range low stone fence, purpose and history of which were not clear to me ... The trail goes along, but it goes down, and the prospect wandered here before dark I was not pleased, and I turned back.
 

Кельштайнхаус, Kelshtaynhaus


A little more types ... Somewhere down there is a broken village of Berchtesgaden
 

Кельштайнхаус, Kelshtaynhaus


Pointers suggest which way to go back and distance to time. Without them, if you want to vary the route and not to go twice the same way, to understand it is not easy ... Painfully everything is ambiguous. All the while risking stretch in Kakuba nibul rock ...
 

Кельштайнхаус, Kelshtaynhaus


Exactly twenty minutes later, it was said, again go to the Eagle's Nest. In this photo you can see a ledge on which is perched a house.
 

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Just behind the Nest path leads to the parking lot itself, which begins 124-meter tunnel to the elevator, and I descend down to the remains of Hitler's bunker, until it started to rain ... But more on that next time ...
 

Кельштайнхаус, Kelshtaynhaus