There is so much darkness around the Nazis and the Third Reich, that Hitler’s Eagles Nest resort ranked very high on our must-do list.
Neither of us are history buffs, but since Colette’s dad was stationed here in Germany at the end of World War II, all of the big pushpins regarding the Nazi occupation have bubbled up on our list.
Due to COVID, the bus that runs up to the bottom of the Eagle’s Nest isn’t running, and the elevator that takes you from the tunnel to the top also isn’t running.
This means hoofing it – 7.5 miles and 3,885 feet of elevation. Nothing for young, fit outdoorsy people!
The big plus – having the mountain to ourselves. This would be impossible if the tourist hordes had the usual easy access, but instead, we can enjoy the solitude and reflect on the past in our own heads.
A Splash of Red
Through the Tunnel
Above The Clouds
The Eagle’s Nest
In the Midst
Hitler’s Eagles Nest Visual