The family was Lutheran.
It was commissioned by Martin Bormann in the summer of Paid for by the Nazi Party, it was completed in 13 months. Hitler first visited on September 16,and returned on April 20,for its inauguration.
Contrary to widespread assumptions, however, the Eagle's Nest was not a gift for Hitler's 50th birthday in Costing RM 30 million to build about million inflation-adjusted euros init includes five tunnels and one hairpin turn.
Construction of the entire project cost the lives of 12 workers. The building had a completely electric appliance kitchen, which was unusual inbut was never used to cook meals; instead meals were prepared in town and taken to the kitchen on the mountain top to be reheated.
The building also has heated floors, with heating required for at least two days prior in order for the temperature to be comfortable enough for visitors. Use[ edit ] Underground passage to the Kehlsteinhaus elevator There are two ways to approach and enter the building: Hitler did not trust the elevator, continually expressed his reservations of its safety, and disliked using it; his biggest fear was that the elevator's winch mechanism on the roof would attract a lightning strike.
Bormann took great pains to never mention the two serious lightning strikes that occurred during construction. A wedding reception for Eva Braun 's sister Gretl was held there following her June 3,marriage to Hermann Fegelein.
While Hitler more often than not left the entertaining duties to others, he believed the house presented an excellent opportunity to entertain important and impressionable guests. Note the damage to the three central stones, which were chipped by Allied souvenir hunters.
It is uncertain which Allied military unit was the first to reach the Kehlsteinhaus.
The matter is compounded by popular confusion of it and the town of Berchtesgaden taken on May 4 by forward elements of the 7th Infantry Regiment of the 3rd Infantry Division of XV Corps of the U. Seventh Army of the Sixth Army Group. Undamaged in the April 25 bombing raid, the Kehlsteinhaus was subsequently used by the Allies as a military command post untilwhen it was handed back to the State of Bavaria.
Today[ edit ] Today the building is owned by a charitable trust, and serves as a restaurant offering indoor dining and an outdoor beer garden. It is a popular tourist attraction to those who are attracted by the historical significance of the "Eagle's Nest".
The road has been closed to private vehicles since because it is too dangerous, but the house can be reached on foot in two hours from Obersalzbergor by bus from the Documentation Center there.
The Documentation Centre currenty directs visitors to the coach station where tickets are purchased.Aug 02, · The Kehlsteinhaus was intended as a 50th birthday present for Adolf Hitler to serve as a retreat, and a place for him to entertain visiting dignitaries.
The Kehlsteinhaus was commissioned by Martin Bormann, with construction proceeding over a month period. Martin Bormann started this project as a gift from the Nazi Party, the NSDAP, to Adolf Hitler on his 50 th birthday.
This Kehlsteinhaus is better known as the “Eagles Nest”.
This Kehlsteinhaus is better known as the “Eagles Nest”. The Kehlsteinhaus was commissioned by Martin Bormann, with construction proceeding over a month period. It was completed in the summer of , prior to its formal presentation to Hitler on his 50th birthday on April 20, Martin Bormann (17 June – 2 May ) was a prominent official in Nazi Germany as head of the Nazi Party Chancellery.
He gained immense power by using his position as Adolf Hitler 's private secretary to control the flow of information and access to Hitler. Panoramic views of up to kilometers can be enjoyed by those visiting the Eagle's Nest. Its construction ordered by Martin Bormann, the so-called Eagle's Nest teahouse was offered to Adolf Hitler for his 50th birthday with the aim of using it for representation purposes for official guests.
Construction The Kehlsteinhaus sits on a ridge atop the Kehlstein, a 1, m (6, ft) subpeak of the Hoher Göll that rises above the town of Berchtesgaden.
It was commissioned by Martin Bormann in the summer of