The Eagle’s Nest

Thanks to the various Google Maps updates of imagery in Germany we can now get a good look at Hitler’s “Eagle’s Nest” or Kehlsteinhaus as it is properly known. The Eagle’s Nest was part of the Berghof complex in the Bavarian Alps near Berchtesgaden. It was built as a 50th birthday present for Adolf Hitler from the Nazi party but was apparently rarely used by him as he was afraid of heights. Aside from the macabre connotations it is a fantastic feat of engineering. The Nest is built on a ridge at the top of the Kehlstein mountain,…

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