Kehlstein, Eagle's Nest, Berchtesgadener Land, Berchtesgaden, Oberbayern, Upper Bavaria, Bayern, Bavaria, Germany, Deutschland, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday in Berchtesgadener Land: Kehlstein north

About 10 kilometres southeast from the alpine town of Berchtesgaden, the infamous Eagle’s Nest on Kehlstein is also a destination for those interested in all-encompassing views of the Berchtesgaden Alps (Berchtesgadener Alpen) from the southeast corner of Germany into central Austria. ⁣⁣I described the view south last week.

Shown above is a view north includes the Documentation Centre Obersalzberg (which explains how the Nazis’ claimed Obersalzberg for their own and the construction of the Eagle’s Nest on Kehlstein mountain), Untersberg mountain in the distance at the Austro-German border, and the Austrian cities of Hallein and Salzburg along the Salzach river. Also visible are roads connecting Salzburg and Hallein with Berchtesgaden. This wedge of land was once busy and rich with activities for the “white gold”: there were salt mines (e.g., in Berchtesgaden and Hallein), salt barge transports on the Salzach river, and the sale and exchange of salt for goods.

Kehlstein, Eagle's Nest, Berchtesgadener Land, Berchtesgaden, Oberbayern, Upper Bavaria, Bayern, Bavaria, Germany, Deutschland, fotoeins.com

 

I made the photos above on 26 May 2018 with a Fujifilm X70 fixed-lens prime and the following settings: 1/1000-sec, f/13, ISO1000, and 18.5mm focal length (28mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-h69.

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