Christine was our tour guide and she was outstanding – the best tour guide any of us had ever experienced. We thank you… John. M.
Your Eagle’s Nest Tour was much more than I expected. You really pack a huge amount of history into four hours. We had had no idea the place was so important. I wish I had of had you as my history teacher in school! Everything you explained was so easy to understand. Mike L.
A great experience! We wanted to thank Sharon for her excellent knowledge of the 3rd Reich; we learned a lot on the tour – she was a really good guide. Michelle M.
Dear Christine, I just wanted to tell you once again how interesting a visit you provided me with. The benefit of your insights helped me a lot in the subsequent two weeks in Austria and Germany. I would not have had the perspective that you gave me, and I would have missed it. Interestingly, my wife, who I told you is a French Jew with Holocaust losses in her immediate family, joined me in coming away with very positive feelings about Austria and Germany – past experience notwithstanding. I feel the same way – there were just too many nice people whom we met. Thus, the past remains an enigma, except to the degree that anti-Semitism provides an automatic license for humans to turn into animals. Philip A. (M.D.)
The best and most informative WWII tour I have taken is the Eagles Nest Tour with guides David and Christine Harper. Although this is in Berchtesgaden, Germany, it is only a short drive from Salzburg, Austria. Here is a link to their site …. and if you make it to this area all of you will enjoy this tour. The Harpers are great guides and the scenery is breathtaking. (from www.tripadvisor.com forum under “eagles nest tour”)
Last month I took your Eagles Nest tour and I wanted to let you know that it was the best tour I have ever been on! Have traveled many times and taken many, many tours (I have been retired for over ten years) but this was the VERY BEST! Please tell David his guiding was an eye-opener and I am enjoying reading his book. Larry W.
I have read dozens of books on Hitler and WWII but when I took this tour, David revealed so much that I had never heard of. Your history tours are important in giving the world a clearer picture of what really happened in Berchtesgaden and Eagle’s Nest. Joe K.
We took your Eagles nest tour on July 5th. It was the third time I had been on your trip but I keep on coming back with friends and relatives. Everyone was amazed at the commentary you guys give (I have experienced both David and Sharon on this tour). You are truly authorities on the Nazi history of Eagle’s Nest and area. I’ll be back. Tom R.
Breathtaking ride to the top of the mountain! We wanted to thank you for all you did to make our excursion to Hitler’s mountain retreat a memorable experience. We were apprehensive before taking the tour but, Christine, you made it all so comforting and smooth. We loved your explanations: you made it all so interesting and exciting. We’ll definitely recommend your tour! Marlene and Ted B.
This was the very best historical tour I have ever been on! Eagle’s Nest Tours’ standards are excellent. I would (and have) recommended it to everyone I know traveling to Europe. The four-hour package is well worth the money. Jim S.
Thank you for making our visit to Eagle’s Nest and Obersalzberg so interesting for us and the kids. We didn’t expect our 14- and 16-year-olds to be so genuinely attentive during the tour. Our youngest especially liked the bunker. Since then, the whole family has been discussing WWII and what led up to it. Helen W.
We took this wonderful hands on and personal tour conducted by you in May 2006 while we were in Berchtesgaden for five days. We have been to Europe 3 times in the past 4 years and taken many tours, but your tour was by fare the most informative and comprehensive of any tour we have ever taken. Unfortunately the top of the Eagle’s Nest was closed due to rock slides while we were there but you still took our group on a marvelous tour of the Obersalzberg area and the many underground bunkers below the Obersalzberg headquarters. We, in all probability, will return to Berchtesgaden and take your tour again and, hopefully the Eagle’s Nest will be open this time. We also thoroughly enjoyed the tour with Christine of Salzburg and the Sound of Music and seeing where this famous movie was filmed. Once again, we can assure any potential visitors to Berchtesgaden that your tours are a must – and also the wonderful informative book written by David about Berchtesgaden which was enjoyed by all 3 of us. We fell in love with Berchtesgaden and its beautiful scenery – we feel it is the most beautiful part of Europe. Is it any wonder that the pre- WWII and WWII leaders made Berchtesgaden their home away from home. Sincerely, Jack Mathews and two sons. Henderson, NV, USA.
My wife and I went on your Eagle’s Nest Tour. Just wanted to let you guys know it was an incredible experience. Though I am a WWII history buff and my wife is not so interested in that sort of thing, but she was surprised to find your tour completely fascinating. Thank you. It was the highlight of our trip to Germany and Switzerland. Dan F.