The Nazi regime had an occult and convoluted ideology based upon various hypotheses stating, for example, that Germans had stemmed out of the Teutons, an ancient proto-Germanic tribe. The Germans believed that the Teutons had migrated to the present area of Germany from the north, probably from a mythical Eden-like land such as Thule or Hyperborea – the first earthly garden of the Aryan race, which allegedly had had a different and better genetic code than humans. Quite a number of occultists share this opinion; for example, H. P. Blavatska, Rene Guenon and Julius Evola maintained that Hyperborea was a golden age of a very ancient and advanced civilization.
From among many obscure beliefs, the Nazis believed in Super Man, in the concept of Hollow Earth, and in the one thousand-year Third Reich. They, too, explored many other ancient myths including Shambhala. Educated people know that swastika is an ancient symbol still used in Buddhism and Hinduism today. Hitler used it only because he believed that it had been the symbol of the Aryans. On the basis of those beliefs, the Germans sent an official expedition to Tibet and looked for other ancient connections that might explain how the German nation had originated. The Thule Society (Thule-Gesellschaft in German) was the most famous German occult secret society that emerged in about the year 1911.
The eagle, the symbol of Germany, is one of the oldest Europe’s symbols. After seeing a big portrait of Hitler in the Documentation Center in Obersalzberg, I noticed that his moustache bears a resemblance to this bird – it consists of three parts, the left and the right wing stretched from the eagle’s (moustache’s) corpus in the middle. The Hitler’s Nest is therefore the Eagle’s Nest.
The Eagle’s Nest, or Kehlsteinhaus in German, is a bizarre construction that was built as a Hitler’s teahouse and an unparalleled high-mountain vista at the tip of the Kehlstein Mountain 1834 meters (6148 feet) above the see level and above Berchtesgaden, a cute little German city in Bavaria. Thousands of visitors come here every day to enjoy this captivating construction of the Third Reich. Adolf Hitler received it on the occasion of his 50th birthday.
Obersalzberg is a place where top Nazi officials had their phenomenal houses and bunkers. It is a mountainous region just a few miles from Berchtesgaden at the foot of the steep Kehlstein Mountain. Specially adjusted buses go from Obersalzberg up the serpentine road through five tunnels and climb up almost at the top of the Kehlstein Mountain.
When you look down out of a window of these special buses, you will see a big precipice and you will know for sure that any collision would bring the bus some few hundred meters down. The road is therefore closed for public access. Falling into the precipice would be your undisputable journey to death. To stand out the pain of such a terrifying road, the buses have specially adapted engines and restructured transmission and breaking systems. All tourists on their way up or down must sit in the bus. The buses do not operate in the winter. However, no accident has occurred since the Kehlsteinhaus was opened to the public.
After they ascent the perilous serpentine road, you will find yourself in a mountainous site with a scenic view some 800 meters above Obersalzberg – the Kehlstein Mountain bus arrival/departure area, or an upper parking place, where you must mark your ticket with the expected return time. If you do not plan to eat anything in the restaurant on the top of the mountain, staying one hour there is enough. Then you must enter the 124-meter long tunnel at the end of which is a special Nazi brass elevator – it will take you up to the top through a 124-meter shaft constructed in the mountain rock.
The lift runs on Nazi technologies – the engine is from World War II. It works surprisingly very well because Nazi ideologists expected that the Third Reich would last one thousand years. The quality of the work is tangible. Going 41 seconds up through the rock in the lift is a little apprehensive experience, but worth the worries if you counterbalance them with the spectacular view from the top where you will see the Untersberg mountain mass and the Watzmann Mountain (the third highest mountain in Germany with 2,713 meters). If you have a nice weather like I had, you will also see Salzburg, a Mozart’s birthplace, and Königsee, an amazing 200-meter deep lake surrounded by high alpine rocks. You can, too, take a few pictures in a miniature Kehlsteinhaus Museum inside the teahouse, where you will also find the famous red marble fireplace, a Mussolini’s present to Adolf Hitler.
The Documentation Center (a unique museum of the Nazi history) was established after the year 1995 when the US Administration gave Obersalzberg back to the Bavarian Government. However, Americans gave the Eagle’s Nest to the Bavarian Government much earlier. The allied bombing at the end of World War II did not damage this bizarre creation. The reason why allied air strikes missed this target can be probably attributed to poor visibility due to the Kehlsteinhaus’ altitude and frequent occurrence of clouds common in such a height.
In his monologue on February 2, 1942, Hitler said that his residence in Obersalzberg – Berghof, was “Gralsburg”. This indicates a certain connection to the Holy Grail and the Templars. Just a few days before the end of war some local people reported seeing strange SS convoys heading toward the Zillertal Alps (a mountain range on the Austrian and Italian border) where they, on their way to the Schleigeiss Glacier, allegedly buried some boxes deep in the ice. Some esoteric authors write that the Holy Grail is here.
The buses to the Kehlsteinhaus depart from a parking place near the Obersalzberg’s Documentation Center, which stands on the ruins (all Obersalzberg was bombed at the end of World War II) of a Martin Bormann’s house. Martin Bormann was a high Nazi official who was in charge of the construction of the Eagle’s Nest. The ruins of Berghof, the Hitler’s residence, can be seen after a five minutes walk going to the left when coming out of the main entrance of the Documentation Center (take the left turn on the intersection after a few minutes walk, as the path to the right will bring you to a hotel).
These special buses go to the Kehlsteinhaus from a separate bus-parking place in Obersalzberg and their departure time is as follows: 9.20, 9.24, 10.10, 10.35, 11.00, 11.25, 11.50, 12.15, 12.40, 13.05, 13.30, 13.55, 14.20, 14.45, 15.10, 15.35, and 16.00 (the last bus).
The Berchtesgaden’s surroundings conceal many mysteries. A few of them are associated with the Untersberg mountain mass between Berchtesgaden and Salzburg. The Untersberg is a source of otherworldly legends about underground people and dwarfs. The Templars had allegedly built their secret temple for goddess Isais here and Men of the Black Stone (DHvSS – Die Herren vom Schwarzen Stein), a Germany’s secret society, allegedly organized secret meetings here.
You will have a wonderful spectacle of the Untersberg from the Eagle’s Nest. Hitler was obsessed with this mountain mass and always, when on the top of the Kehlstein, watched it with telescope.
There are many reports of disappearances on the Untersberg and accounts similar to those we hear from the Bermuda Triangle – the time on people’s watches shifts, or people completely disappear.
Some esoteric authors write that the Eagle’s Nest was built with secret societies’ knowledge and that its positions are not random. The 124-meter long tunnel and the 124-meter long lift shaft made in the rock must give you a hunch that the number 124 was not randomly chosen. Perhaps here we cross a threshold of theomatics – a science that deals with “numbers of God’s mathematics”.
Albeit the Nazis totally turned away from God with their heinous deeds, much of their occult beliefs have still remained unexposed to the public. Theomatics works with the numerical interpretation of the Bible. This science is based upon the fact that every letter of the Greek and Hebrew alphabet has its number. In this concept, 124 is the number for Eden.
How to get to the Kehlsteinhaus? You must first go to Berchtesgaden, a beautiful Bavarian city, which is only a 45 minutes drive from Salzburg. It is also reachable by bus No. 840 and a one-hourly train from Salzburg. All buses in Berchtesgaden depart from the main bus station, which is just a few meters away from the main train station. To go to Obersalzberg, take the bus No. 838 or No. 849. Then you must take one of these unique buses to the Kehlsteinhaus.