Located only a quick 35 minutes away from Salzburg in neighbouring Germany, Kehlsteinhaus [known in English as 'Eagles Nest'] is a structure that was completed in 1938, and nestled on top of Kehlstein mountain [6,017 ft]. The structure itself was actually a 50th birthday gift to Adolf Hilter from Martin Borrman, and was meant to be a retreat for Hitler to entertain visiting diplomatic guests.
We had been waiting for a crystal clear day to head up before it closes [open from mid-May-October], and today was perfect. Free parking and only 12.90€ per person admission [includes bus ride to the top]. The lift from the bus drop was out of service, so we had a 30 minute trek up to the top of Kehlstein [124m from bus drop].
Two thumbs up for the entire experience!
Since Matt was given today off, we hit the road with the pups early in the morning and headed to Lake Bled, Slovenia. It’s a quick 2.5 hours from Salzburg [note: 33€ return trip for tolls for those coming from Salzburg ], and one of the most beautiful hidden gems in Europe.
We checked out Bled castle [8€ per person admission & free parking], wandered around the lake front, and finished the day off with lunch at a Steakhouse right on the water. Two thumbs way up for Bled!
Two thumbs up for our afternoon at the Zoo with the dogs.
Lions, Tigers, and Bears…oh my. You name it, they had it. Totally worth the 10€ per person price tag. [note: 2.50€ admission for each pooch & free parking]
Obsessing over this cover of ‘pumped up kicks’ by my girl Lindsey Simpson.
We are here, we are settled, and we are so in love with this incredible city.
Salzburg is surround by a lot of history, which means Matt & I have a lot of exploring to do- I can’t wait.
And with lots of updates. But before I update, I should probably pack for the next 8 months. We are heading overseas tomorrow for another hockey season and couldn’t be more excited for this new chapter.
Check back soon- I’ll be blogging once we are settled in.
oh yeah, we’re married.