Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Kehlsteinhaus (Eagle's Nest)
The Kehlsteinhaus (in English-speaking countries also known as the Eagle's Nest) is a chalet-style building which when built was an extension of the Obersalzberg complex erected by the Nazis in the mountains above Berchtesgaden. The Kehlsteinhaus was intended as a 50th birthday present for Adolf Hitler (from Martin Bormann). Nicknamed Eagle's Nest by a French diplomat, it was meant to be a retreat for Hitler and place for him to entertain visiting dignitaries.
Kehlstein is a mountain in the German Alps near Berchtesgaden. It is the famous location of Hitler's Kehlsteinhaus (Eagle's Nest).