Hotel zum Turken

Address: Berchtesgaden-Obersalzberg, Berchtesgaden, Bavarian Alps, Bavaria, 83471, Germany | Hotel
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This hotel, located on Berchtesgaden-Obersalzberg, Berchtesgaden, is near Eagle's Nest, Berchtesgaden Salt Mines (Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden), Documentation Center Obersalzberg, and Obersalzberg.
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        Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel zum Turken Berchtesgaden

        A must stay


        We stayed there just last month and had the top two rooms that look out toward the valley. A most unique experience. If you are in the area don't think of staying anywhere else. Frau Scharfenburg is a gem and the setting provides an atmosphere you will never forget.

        World-class service, world-class atmosphere


        My mother had never been to Germany. Following the untimely death of my father, I took her there for a three week vaction.

        As part of the trip, we stayed at the Hotel zum Turken because of the beautiful views of the Alps. Frau Shafenberg was a wonderfully gracious hostess who went out of her way to make us feel at home and showed tremendous concern for the comfort of my mother.

        Combine the wonderful treatment with the idyllic beauty of the Bavarian Alps and the Hotel zum Turken, in my view, is one of the best places to stay in the world.



        The Zum Turken is the greatest hotel in Germany if not Europe and Frau Shafenberg is a wonderful host and speaks perfect english. I stayed at the Zum Turken on my two previos trips and planned this trip to spend 5 days there, this May. The accomadations are great as is the food. The mountain scenery is outstanding and be sure to see the Eagles Nest. It is an easy drive, (or take the bus) to Saltzburg Austria, a wonderful city to visit. Don't miss the salt mines.

        Goot Fahrt

        Phil Garrett



        The Zum Turken is absolutely the best hotel in the Berchtesgaden area.

        Frau Scharfenberg is a wonderfull hostess. We have been going there for twenty years and would not consider anywhere else to stay when visiting Berchtesgaden.N. Nielsen

        Historic nice place


        A very unic hotel with wonderful beds and very nice nature sights from the rooms.It s a good place to start your historic travel froom.only one building remains from the world war 2 it is albert speer house.There is a tunnel systems under the hotel you can visit that with entrace from the hotel building.there are only few miles to visit werfen in austria there is the old castle from the movie eagles nest you can visit.And there are saltmines you can visit by a underground train.And ofcourse a water castel and many more. I have butiful picture from our holidays in oberzalsberg

        The best hotel I've ever stayed in.


        We fell into the hotel by complete accident while backpacking. Quite simply the best hotel experience I've ever had. The history, the views, the incredible breakfast, the warmth, the beds, wow what a place. I couldn't leave. The other reviews are right on the money. The small family staff is unbelievable. She LOVES Americans too. Her father opened the hotel early century and the Nazis took it over and sent him to Dachau for a bit. See the underground Nazi bunker systemunderneath the hotel. You can also see Eagles Nest from the parking lot!!!

        Hitler's House's ruins are a few feet away as well as the Document Center about the History of Obersalzberg, Berchesgaden, the Nazis.I'm definitely going back one day!!!!

        Best hotel on the obersalzberg


        I go there every year there is no better place because you have so much histroy at your finger tips. Frau Ingrid Schafenberg is the Lady who owns the hotel and she is a real sweetheart. it's easy to get to either from munich or salburg is so peaceful + you are next to the berghof { hitler's house which is now gone but the feeling is great }..just go as there is so much to see Albert Speer house is just down the road if you like the hotel it has a selfservice bar which is great..the rooms are lovely and there is a buker system in the hotel which is a must ..i could write all day about this place..anyway get out there and have a vist.

        No better place to stay


        There is really no better place to stay in the Berchtesgadenerland than the Türken hotel on the Obersalzberg. From a historical perspective alone, you have an amazing collection of ruins and tunnels to explore right outside your window. You cannot help but be fascinated by the events that took place on this mountain, regardless of the evil involved. During the war, the hotel was used to house the SD, and Hitler's private body guard corps. The site of Hitler's Berghof is right next door. Göring, Bormann, and Speer all had homes close by. The bus that takes you to the world famous, "Eagles Nest", is just up the hill from the hotel. All of this history should be enough reason to visit, and for some people it is. The reason that we keep going back is the warm hospitality of the the owner of the hotel, and the home style comfort of the place. You are made to feel at home the moment you walk through the door, and treated like a member of the family. The breakfast that is served here is wonderful, and my wife says that out of all of the places we have been in the world, the breakfast at the Türken is her favorite. The view from the hotel is spectacular. On a clear day, your can see the fortress of Salzburg in the distance.Do not expect a health club here, or a swimming pool, or a, "Little tigers club", for the kids. Just expect to stay in one of the most unique, and friendly hotels in the world.Bud N, Old Orchard Beach, Maine

        Fabulous place to stay


        The Zum Turken was a fabulous experience. When we arrived the doors were locked so we knocked on the door and a stately looking women opened the viewing window and we asked her if she had rooms to rent. She recognized us as Americans and opened the door and took us to her front desk and checked us in. She was very informative and gave us a brief history of the Hotel. There were no other guest staying at the Hotel at this time. She gave us each a room and then showed us the recreation room and told us to make our selves at home. If we wanted anything all we had to do was get it out of a fully stocked refrigerator and list the item on a sheet of paper lying on the bar. She then gave us a key to the front door of the Hotel and told us that if we left to go into town, then please lock the door behind us and when we we got back to again lock the door behind us. It was truly amazing that this woman would give complete strangers the key to the Hotel. She told us that she completely trusted us. The rooms were very nice and totally adequate. My brother and I had rooms next to each other. That night we explored the hallways which were loaded with pictures on the wall. There were pictures of the Hotel before the war and after the war (the Hotel had been bombed during the war). We also explored the dining area which was beautiful. The whole of the Hotel was sparkling clean. The next morning we went out on our balconys and discovered the most beautiful view of the mountains. I thought there couldn't be a more beautiful view than to see the sun rising over the mountains, that is until we got to the dining room. Being the only ones staying there, we sat at a table beside a large window and were met with another majestic view of the mountains and this time the view overlooked the town of Berchtesgaden with a light fog covering some of the town. It was truly beautiful. The breakfast was excellent. After breakfast we were told of the tunnels beneath the Zum Turken where Hitler's SS troops used to go from one locati

        and was really a feat of engineering. Well worth the small price to get in.I could go on and on but to shorten this review I will close by saying that the Zum Turken is located at the foot of The Kehlsteinhaus, better known as the Eagle's Nest. We visited the Eagle's Nest and it was a once in a life time experience. The view from the Eagle's Nest overlooked Obersalzberg. I hope someday to again visit Berchtesgaden and if I do you can bet I'll stay at the Zum Turken. The price was very reasonable.

        Note: We visited Berchtesgaden in October of 1998 but I have no doubt that we would find it the same today as it was then.

        Wonderful Service and Breath taking views!!


        Hotel Zum Turkin is a very special place dating back to the Franco Prussian war. The place to be for Europe's elite. This wonderful Hotel is still family owned, and a place worth of royalty. The views of the Austrian and German Alps are for guests only and well worth seeing. Frau Schafenberg will personaly tend to your needs along with her small staff to make sure you are comfortable. This hotels part in Germanys history is well documented. Her office was SS headquartes.

        You can be sure you will not go hungry when it comes to meals, the portions are huge and the food excellent. On a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being best I would give Hotel Zum Turkin a 15. A real best bet.

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        4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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        The Eagles Nest ... NOT the "Hawk's Nest"

        A travel blog entry by lawyerchick92 on Sep 20, 2014

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        Where Eagles Dare

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        ... is actually named: Hitler's Teahouse on the Mountain. Apparently, Americans coined the phrase and it has stuck! We had to take a special bus to the top of the mountain and it was steep! The views were excellent as the bus zigzagged to the top. Once we arrived, we hurried to beat the crowd to the elevator to the house. We first had to walk inside a tunnel made out of raw marble. It was beautiful inside as well as freezing cold! We then stepped ...

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