September 1961 – Kehlsteinstraße winding road in the Berchtesgaden Alps, Bavaria

Project Postcard September 1961 - Kehlsteinstraße winding road in the alps Bavaria Germany front

Project Postcard September 1961 - Kehlsteinstraße winding road in the alps Bavaria Germany back

The Kehlstein is, at an elevation of 1.881 metres, a subpeak of the Göll massif, a 2.522-metre-high mountain in the Berchtesgaden Alps. The rocky promontory is located west of the Hoher Göll main summit, high above the Obersalzberg mountain retreat near Berchtesgaden. It is chiefly known for the Kehlsteinhaus (Eagle’s Nest) mountain inn built in 1937–1938, which is a major tourist destination.

While other parts of the restricted Obersalzberg area around the former Berghof headquarters were turned into a US Armed Forces Recreation Center, the Kehlstein peak was made accessible to the public already in 1952. The motor road up to the Kehlsteinhaus, running 6.5 km uphill through several tunnels, was closed for traffic; nevertheless, DB Regio bus service is provided in summer.


Owner of this postcard: Matias Roskos