History of the Eagle´s Nest
A complete account of Adolf Hitler´s alleged "Mountain Fortress"
Myths and legends surround the history of Hitler's Eagle's Nest which is known as the „Kehlstein" mountain situated at Obersalzberg in Bavaria. Many original documents were destroyed in the Allied bombing of April 1945. For decades, historical facts about the Eagle's Nest remained a mystery.
lt was the author's mission to launch a search for primary source materials, interview former functionaries and engineers and reconstruct the history of this unique monument of the Nazi Dictatorship. His book will take you back to Hitler' s first visit of Obersalzberg, it goes into detail about the initial plans for the Eagle's Nest project, the difficult construction phase and visits of Nazi leaders. The occupation of this „Last Prize" of World War II as well as the current situation are all illustrated.
The reader will gain a complete overview of the 70-year history of the entire complex which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. Documents of the former head state engineer, Dipl. Ing. Hans Haupner long believed to have been lost, form the foundation for this book. Witness how the tyrannical Reichsleiter Martin Barmann pressed for the transformation of an entire mountain. Follow highly skilled civil engineers as they create 15 miles of Alpine Roads and a building at 6000 ft. above sea level in a race against time, battling extremely difficult and dangerous conditions.