• KOLSTEIN - Eagles Nest
The so-called “Eagle’s Nest” was built as teahouse for Adolf Hitler’s 50th birthday. Perched
on a mountain summit, its unusual position makes of the daring project a unique
engineering feat. What few realize is that Hitler’s home and headquarters - the second seat
of 3rd Reich power - were located at Obersalzberg, at the foot of the Eagle’s Nest mountain.
For most of those not from Germany, Berchtesgaden on the southern Bavarian border of
the Alps with Austria southeast of Munich is most associated with Adolf Hitler and WWII
history. Old newsreel images of the Fuehrer romping with mistress Eva Braun with a
backdrop of jagged snow covered peaks and deep Alpine valleys are the familiar visions,
though the black & white photography of old footage hardly does justice to the blue shaded
colors of the Obersalzberg Alps where green grass meets snow white mountain peaks