Ascent of Kehlstein in 2011-07
|Others in Party:||Lindsey Blanchette|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Bus|
| Elevation:||6027 ft / 1837 m|
Ascent Trip ReportA shuttle brings you up to an elevator in the mountain. The elevator goes up 124m and right into the Eagles Nest. This was a vacation home for Hitler during WWII, now it is a restaurant and tourist location. From the Eagle's Nest it is a short walk up to the summit with some amazing views of the Bavarian Alps! My wife and I went here as part of our European backpacking honeymoon trip!
Hitler's "Eagles Nest" on Kehlstein, just below the true summit (2011-07). Photo by Steve Blanchette.
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|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||187 ft / 56 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||0.3 mi / 0.5 km|
| Route:||Kehlsteinstrasse (road)|
| Trailhead:||Eagles Nest Restaurant 5840 ft / 1780 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Open Country|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Windy, Clear|
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