Eagle’s Nest and ‘Where Eagles Dare Castle’ Tour: A Historic Alpine Adventure

Alpine Legends Unveiled: Werfen Castle & Eagle’s Nest Full Day Experience

Planning an itinerary to explore distant places in a single day can be challenging, but our 8-hour Eagle’s Nest Private Tour takes care of everything. With a private local guide, visit the iconic Eagle’s Nest, marvel at the Golling Waterfalls, and explore the Castle of Werfen—all in one seamless adventure.

Leave the stress of preparation behind as you enjoy panoramic views from the Eagle’s Nest, experience the tranquility of the countryside, and delve into the history of the Castle of Werfen. Our expert guides ensure a personalized and stress-free experience, allowing you to immerse yourself in the beauty of Austria without the hassle.

Book your Eagle’s Nest Private Tour now and make your day of exploration a memorable and carefree journey.

  • Save time and visit several locations in one day
  • Visit the Eagles Nest and admire the unique view over the Bavarian Alps
  • Visit Werfen Castle from the 11th c. from the movie Where Eagles Dare
  • A stress-free day with hotel pickup and drop-off from Salzburg included
  • As you go, pass several breathtaking Alps vistas

8 hours

Private Tour


Tour Overview

Embark on an extraordinary Full Day Eagle’s Nest Private Tour, commencing with a personalized meet-and-greet by your professional local guide at your Salzburg hotel. Climb aboard your luxury minivan and set out on a scenic route to the iconic Castle of Werfen, one of the most magnificent mountain fortifications in the Alps.

Dive into history with a visit to the Castle of Werfen, renowned for its starring role in the ‘Where Eagle’s Dare’ movie with Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood. This castle served as the backdrop for the Eagle’s Nest scenes, providing a captivating start to your day. Indulge in a delightful Austrian lunch within the castle’s enchanting surroundings before being mesmerized by a bird-of-prey show conducted by historic State Falconers, featuring native free-flying raptors.

From Werfen, your journey continues to the historically significant Obersalzberg Region, where you’ll explore the Berghof ruins, Hitler’s former mountain residence at an impressive 3000 ft elevation. Then, ascend to the Eagle’s Nest from Obersalzberg with special buses and an elevator, granting you a generous 2-hour exploration window. Take a leisurely stroll to the nearby Kehlstein summit, where you can bask in panoramic views of the Bavarian and Austrian Alps.

After eight immersive hours exploring the Castle of Werfen and the Eagle’s Nest, your Full Day Eagle’s Nest Private Tour concludes with a drop-off at your Salzburg City hotel or any preferred location. Uncover the secrets of history and nature on this unforgettable adventure, thoughtfully tailored to provide an enriching experience of the Alpine region.”


  • Private transportation
  • Pick up and drop off in Salzburg
  • Air-conditioned luxury minivan


  • Admission/bus Eagle’s Nest: € 30,80 p.p.
  • Admission Werfen Castle including birds-of-pray: € 14.40
  • Food and Drinks (lunch)

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 48 hours in advance of the tour for a full refund. If you cancel less than 48 hours before the tour’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

Anne G
Anne G
A 10 out of 10 tour & guide I had high expectations for this tour but the scenery, our guide and the castles surpassed everything. Our guide Patrick was beyond excellent; knowledgeable, friendly and on every detail went the extra mile e.g. in the morning we stopped at the Gollinger waterfall which was an unexpected but beautiful treat. And then at lunchtime he'd made a reservation for us on the off chance at a hotel local to the Eagles Nest. We had a fantastic meal sitting on the roof terrace with views of the castle in a restaurant we would never have found ourselves. In addition Patrick had collected pictures, information & anecdotes which further enhanced the whole experience. It was a glorious day weather wise & I cannot praise Patrick highly enough. If you enjoy history, scenery and want a charming, knowledgeable & entertaining guide then this is the tour for you.
Tiziana A
Tiziana A
Fantastica Visita eccezionale con foto fantastiche, camminata comoda per il sentiero nel bosco. Magnifica esperienza da rifare
Claire C
Claire C
great outing. perfect for everyone. great guide. guide was great. stunning scenery. would do again. perfect for all ages. loved the town. highly recommend.
Wonderful Private Tour with Patrick My husband and I had a wonderful day with Patrick visiting Eagle’s Nest, Berchtesgaden and Ramsau and we would highly recommend a private tour with him. Patrick was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and full of interesting information. He went above and beyond in sharing stories about the area and answering all of our questions. He even went out of his way to show us a couple of extra sites that weren’t part of the planned tour. We are so glad we did the private tour instead of a group tour. Our day with Patrick was our favorite part of our 10 day trip to Munich, Vienna and Salzburg.
Exceeded expectations! Fantastic! What an outstanding day. Do NOT second guess booking this. Worth every penny and was a favorite day of our two week trip. Patrick made us feel like a local showing us the off beaten path to unbelievably beautiful locations. He made lunch reservations at the most picturesque restaurant in Hallstatt and provided the most relaxing adventure. We then headed to the Eagle’s Nest and his knowledge and guidance could not be matched. I cannot say enough about how much my husband and I enjoyed Patrick and the day he provided. We are already planning our return trip and 100% will request a day with Patrick again. You will not regret booking this!!
Great way to see Hallstatt! This was an excellent tour! Our tour guide Patrick picked us up promptly, and drove us to several beautiful spots on the way to Hallstatt. He was very knowledgeable and made the tour interesting and enjoyable. Hallstatt was a picture perfect town. Per Patrick’s recommendations, we rented an electric boat to go out on the lake, and had lunch at the Gruner Baum Terrace restaurant. Patrick met us at the other end of town and dropped us back at our apartment. I highly recommend this tour and Patrick!
deborah d
deborah d
Salt Mine, Berchtesgaden and Bavarian Mountain highlights This tour was truly one of the highlights of our trip to Austria. Our guide Manfred was on time picking us up and was full of interesting information during the day. Manfred went out of his way to show our family of 4 (including 2 teenage boys) beautiful and interesting sights. Manfred had made our reservations in advance for the Salt Mine (AMAZING tour) and lunch and was also very adaptable to adjust our schedule when the weather shifted. We truly saw more off the beaten path highlights and interesting little stops that we never would have encountered otherwise. In addition, Manfred went out of his way to help us secure dinner reservations in Salzburg at local hotspots. This tour was fabulous and our family highly recommends it!!!
Great Tour Group. They make it soooo easy! MCM Tours and Travel were very accommodating from the start. They were prompt in answering my emails prior to our trip and making suggestions that would work for my family of 5. We chose to tour the Eagle's Nest from Salzburg, on a Sunday. We wanted to go to the 8:30am mass first at the Cathedral. Patrick picked us up promptly at 10am right outside the cathedral at Mozartplatz (Mozart Square). His van fit us comfortably, and it was very clean. He spoke very good and clear English. From there we went to the Salt Mine Tour. We weren't planning on doing the salt mine, but we had our 3 young adult children that range from 19 to 25, Patrick recommended it and a friend from home said it was fun plus it was raining, so we decided to do it. It was surprisingly fun. I'm glad Patrick suggested it. From there we drove to the Eagle's Nest looking at beautiful scenery and listening to the history of the area from our guide. I always like private tours. You get to learn about the history, but also present day "real" life from your guide. What it's like to live in Austria today, his life and family etc... Before the Eagle's Nest we wanted to stop for lunch and Patrick guided us to a lovely rooftop restaurant called Restaurant Panorama in Berchtesgaden. It had wonderful views of the Alps and the Eagle's Nest. Wouldn't have known about it if it wasn't for Patrick. After lunch, we proceeded to the Eagle's Nest. Patrick made it very easy for us to get the tix and the bus up the mountain. He came along and provided info about the place and had us go outside on the terrace first because he knew the rain would be coming. It's just easy when you have a guide. You struggle with the travel of getting to a foreign country, all the luggage, the language barrier and all the other unknowns. It's just easy when you have someone as kind and knowledgeable taking care of you along the way. I would definitely recommend this tour and this tour group. They provide a great product and great service. Worth the money.
Best tour ever - don't miss this one! Hallstatt is absolutely stunning, and our guide - Patrick - was amazing. Professional, knowledgeable, funny, and responsive to our in-the-moment requests. He knows the area very well (he grew up there) and even our most unexpected questions led to a terrific story or example. Each stop was better than the last. Next time we're in Salzburg, we will 100% choose another tour with MCM and Patrick!
Mike E
Mike E
Amazing day! Patrick, our guide, did an incredible job. He was very knowledgeable and we learned so much. We would highly recommend him.