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Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest (Obersalzberg, Germany)

Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest–or Obersalzberg as it is known to the Germans–was Hitler’s vacation home high in the mountains. (Though Hitler was actually afraid of heights and rarely visited.) The views are unparalleled, and getting up there is half the fun. You take a specially made bus partway up the side of the mountain, walk through a tunnel into the mountain, and take an elevator up through the center to come out inside the challet. The chalet is not original, but the fireplace is--if you look closely, you can see the spots where American soldiers chipped off parts to take home as souvenirs during World War II. If you make the trek, be sure to visit on a clear day, the spectacular 360 degree views are the best reason to visit!


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