Salzburg and Berchtesgaden areas. A few of us got a little cat nap in on the journey and everyone was ready to roll when we arrived to tour the Salzbergwerk Salt Mine. We donned our coveralls and prepared to journey underground to see just how salt is mined.
schnitzel. It was a combination of wraps and burgers between the rest of us.
Kehlsteinhaus or Eagle's Nest, one of Hitler's private residences. Kehlsteinhaus is a chalet-style structure erected on a subpeak of the Hoher Göll known as the Kehlstein. It was intended as a 50th birthday present for Adolf Hitler to serve as a retreat, and a place for him to entertain visiting dignitaries. Word is he visited there fewer than a dozen times and never for longer than an hour. It's been determined because of this somewhat loose association, the building was saved from demolition unlike the remainder of Hitler's residences.
up to the Kehlsteinhaus are reached by an elevator bored straight down
through the mountain and linked via a tunnel through the granite below
that is also 407 feet long. The inside of the large elevator car is surfaced with polished brass, Venetian mirrors and green leather. Once up top, the views were quite incredible.