Sun Terrace - "The Eagle's
View of the Königssee
from sun terrace of Kehlsteinhaus
The original arched openings on the sun
terrace of das Kehlsteinhaus, aka The Eagle's Nest, are now enclosed
with casement windows, as shown in the photo above. When das
Kehlsteinhaus was used by the Nazis, the open sun terrace was
furnished with deck chairs like those used on a ship.
The photo below shows Adolf Hitler sitting
on a deck chair on the sun terrace. On the left are the arched
openings, which are now enclosed. In the background is the door
to the Eva Braun room. On the right, in the foreground, is another
door from the former dining room to the sun terrace.
Hitler sitting on a
deck chair on the sun terrace
View of Königssee
from the sun terrace
Through the windows of the sun terrace,
one can see this spectacular view of the Königssee, a lake
which is surrounded on three sides by mountains. The Königssee
(King's Lake) is a 3-mile walk from the center of the town of
Berchtesgaden, or you can drive or take a regular bus to it.
In May 2007, the sun terrace was lined
with photos which tell the history of the building of das Kehlsteinhaus,
beginning in 1937.
Visitors study the
history of the Eagle's Nest
In May 1997, the sun terrace was furnished
with these tacky tables, surrounding replicas of giant beer bottles.
The sun terrace in