Dokumentation Obersalzberg - bunker © Institut für Zeitgeschichte | wunschkind medienproduktion KG

WWII / Third Reich - Private Full-Day Tour

Private tour
Language

English, German

Duration

8 hours

Follow the traces of World War II, Adolf Hitler and the Allied Forces

A full day tour in Salzburg City and Bavaria following the traces of WWII and its impacts such as bombing raids and the occupation by the Allies. Explore the locations, stories and significance of a war defining generations and making Europe an arena for one of the most abhorrent disasters in history.

In March 1938 German troops moved into the city. Political opponents, Jewish citizens and other minorities were arrested and deported to concentration camps. In the city itself several POW camps as well as so-called transit camps were organized and held for slave labor.

As of October 1944, fifteen airstrikes by allied bombing killed 547 inhabitants, destroying or damaging 46 % of the buildings, among them the cathedral. Inspite of these massive attacks much of the city’s Baroque architecture remained intact. In May 1945, American troops entered the city making Salzburg the headquarters of American occupied zones. During this 10 years’ time period Camp Roeder, then biggest American military base in Europe, as well as several displaced persons camps – among them Riedenburg, Camp Mülln, Bet Bialik, Bet Trumpeldor, and New Palestine were established.

Just a 30 minutes’ drive from Salzburg into the heart of the Bavarian Mountain – the Obersalzberg and its vicinity became not only Hitler’s retreat but also the second most important headquarter of the Third Reich.

Adolf Hitler spent about one third of his time at the Berghof surrounded by serval close-by residencies of top Nazi leaders such as Hermann Göring, Martin Bormann and Albert Speer. Its summit towering the Obersalzberg: The Eagle’s Nest – an architectural masterpiece and memorial sign for the insanity of this regime.


Tour itinerary:
Depending on special interests, your private WWII tour will provide historical background on remaining evidences of World War II and the Allies. 
It will take you off the beaten tracks in the city of Salzburg, Berchtesgaden and Obersalzberg.

See the vast bunkers systems, the air raid shelters, the former Camp Roeder and SS head quarter etc. 
Upon request the Eagle’s Nest may be part of the tour as well – however this is only possible from mid of May until end of October.
During off season and weather depending we are happy to take you to the Rossfeld, providing close up view of the Kehlstein.

Please note some sites e.g. Camp Roeder etc. are not accessible during weekends or off season and also request prior arrangements. Therefore, for any special interests please do contact us beforehand, we would be happy to customize your tour.

Regardless of your personal itinerary – it will be an itinerary towards historical awareness for present and future generations.

Dokumentation Obersalzberg - exterior view © Institut für Zeitgeschichte | wunschkind medienproduktion KG
© Institut für Zeitgeschichte | wunschkind medienproduktion KG
Dokumentation Obersalzberg - bunker © Institut für Zeitgeschichte | wunschkind medienproduktion KG
© Institut für Zeitgeschichte | wunschkind medienproduktion KG
Dokumentation Obersalzberg - bunker © Institut für Zeitgeschichte | wunschkind medienproduktion KG
© Institut für Zeitgeschichte | wunschkind medienproduktion KG
Dokumentation Obersalzberg - interior view © Institut für Zeitgeschichte | wunschkind medienproduktion KG
© Institut für Zeitgeschichte | wunschkind medienproduktion KG
Eagle's Nest © Wolfgang Seifert
© Wolfgang Seifert
Aerial photography Eagles Nest © Wolfgang Seifert
© Wolfgang Seifert
Beyond Recall by Brigitte Kowanz © Wolfgang Lienbacher | Tourismus Salzburg GmbH
© Wolfgang Lienbacher | Tourismus Salzburg GmbH
Rainbow Division © fraeuleinflora.at
© fraeuleinflora.at

Please notice:

You want an individual departure time or have questions concerning the program or bigger groups? Then get in contact with Sarah Marie Herzl via e-mail smherzl@panoramatours.com or telephone +43 662 / 88 32 11-23.

We operate our tours either in a minivan (up to 8 passengers) or Mercedes limousine (up to 3 passengers) and are happy to arrange your private tour according to personal interests and individual needs.

Entrance fees, food & beverages are not included and must be paid onsite.

In case of border controls, please make sure you carry a valid passport!


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