The Eagle's Nest
Beliefs Of Nazi Occultism
I must assure readers that I do not share any sympathies with Nazism - it is the history that fascinates me. The Nazis exploited many historical legends including the one about Hyperborea, which was land of the immortals. The Nazis had an esoteric - occult ideology with beliefs in Super Man, the Hollow Earth, one thousand-year Third Reich, and they delved, too, into many other ancient myths including Shambhala. The eagle, the symbol of Germany, is one of the Europe's oldest symbols.
The Germans believed that the Teutons, an ancient European tribe, had been the first proto-Germanic people who had migrated to the present area of Germany somewhere from the north, probably from a mythical Eden-like land such as Hyperborea - the first earthly garden of the Aryan race, which allegedly had had a 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. Some esoteric authors go even further with notions that this civilization lives in our Earth. There are proofs that Nazis looked for gateways to the underground in search of the Agartha. To shed some light on terms such as Agartha or Ultima Thule - the capitols of Hyperborea, I must say that Ultima Thule was believed to exist on the surface; Agartha, on the other hand, is the capitol city of Hyperborea but in the underground.
When you have a good look at the picture on the left,
you can see that Hitler had a mustache in the shape of an eagle
(composed of three parts - the body in the middle and two parts like
wings on both sides), which I did not learn from any historian, but
I found out about it by visiting the Documentation Centre (museum)
Particularly Himmler (Minister of the Interior) and Rudolf Hess (Adolf Hitler's Deputy in the Nazi Party) are known for their strong occult orientation. However, one of the most important roles in the Nazi occultism can be probably attributed to Karl Haushofer, a geographer and geopolitician, who often met with Adolf Hitler. It was Rudolf Hess, one of the Haushofer's closest students, who introduced Haushofer to Hitler. But Haushofer was not the only occultist in the pre-Nazi Germany - his thinking was influenced by the general revival of Germanic mythology, which had started across Europe some few decades before World War II and which could be also traced in the then Austria or Bohemia.
The Eagle symbolizes both death and resurrection and it is also called "Phoenix Symbol". 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. Thousands of visitors come here every day to relish this captivating construction of the Third Reich.
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 on the tip of the Kehlstein Mountain 1834 meters (6148 feet) above the see level and above Berchtesgaden, a cute little German city in Bavaria. Adolf Hitler received this vista on the occasion of his 50th birthday on April 20, 1939, although it was finished a year earlier (in 1938).
Obersalzberg, where Nazi officials had their superhuman residencies and bunkers, is a mountainous region just a few miles above Berchtesgaden. 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 going up the dangerous serpentine road, you will see a big precipice and you will know for sure that any collision may bring the bus some few hundred meters down. The road is therefore closed for any public access. Falling into the precipice is your undisputable journey to death. To stand out the pain of such a perilous road, the buses have specially adapted engines and remade transmission and breaking systems. All tourists on their way up and down must sit in the bus. The buses operate only in summer. However, no accident has occurred since Kehlsteinhaus was opened for the public (it had been used before only by the US Army).
You take one of these buses at a separate bus-parking place in Obersalzberg. Your departure time is marked on the ticket. The buses leave the lower parking place at: 9.20, 9.24, 10.10, 10.35, 11.00, 11.25, 11.50 - in the morning, and at 12.15, 12.40, 13.05, 13.30, 13.55, 14.20, 14.45, 15.10, 15.35, and 16.00 (the last bus) in the afternoon.
After they ascent the serpentine road, which ends some 800 meters higher above Obersalzberg, you will arrive at a place with a scenic view - 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, which will take you up onto the top through the 124-meter long shaft in the mountain rock. Finally, you will be in the Kehlsteinhaus vista (and the Kehlsteinhaus restaurant).
The lift runs on Nazi technologies - the engine and telephone are from World War II. They work surprisingly very well because Nazi ideologists expected that the Third Reich would last one thousand years. The quality of the work is palpable. 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 massif and the Watzmann Mountain (the third highest mountain in Germany with 2,713 meters; the highest mountain in Germany is Zugspitze with 2,962 meters; Hochwanner is the second highest peak with 2,746 meters). If you have wishing weather like I had, you will also see Salzburg, the Mozart's birthplace, and Königsee, a dazzling 200-meter deep lake surrounded by 2000-meter steep alpine rocks.
The Documentation Center (a matchless museum of the Nazi history) was established after the year 1995 when the US Administration gave Obersalzberg back to the Bavarian Government. Till then Obersalzberg served as a recreational area for US soldiers. The allied bombing at the end of World War II did not damage the Eagle's Nest. 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. Thanks to the intervention of former Governor Jacob, the Kehlsteinhaus was spared from being blown up after the war. In 1960, the Bavarian government regained control of the construction and since then it has stayed in the hands of a trust that ensures that all proceeds go to charity.
Unfortunately, many people do not know much about the Nazi occult beliefs. 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 that headed toward the Zillertal Alps (a mountain range on the Austrian-Italian border) where they, on their way to the Schleigeiss Glacier, allegedly buried some boxes deep in ice somewhere near a precipice. 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 ruins (all Obersalzberg was bombed at the end of World War II) of the Martin Bormann's house. Martin Bormann was a high Nazi official who organized the construction of the Eagle's Nest. Many bunkers are here. If you buy a ticket to the museum, some of these bunkers are accessible. The ruins of Berghof, the Hitler's residence, can be seen after a five-minute walk going to the left when coming out of the main entrance of the Documentation Center.
The Berchtesgaden's surroundings have many mysteries; a few of them are associated with the Untersberg massif between Berchtesgaden and Salzburg. 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. Another mystery of Berchtesgaden is a magnetic anomaly similar to the one measured around the Mt. Shasta in USA and Mt. Kailash in Tibet. Here is a good article in German.
You will have a wonderful spectacle of Untersberg from the Eagle's Nest. Hitler was obsessed with this mountainous mass and always, when on the top of his Kehlstein vista, he watched it with telescope.
There are many reports of disappearances on Untersberg and accounts similar to those we hear from the Bermuda Triangle - the time on people's watches shifts, or people completely disappear.
Jim Marrs in his book The Sisterhood Of The Rose says that the Eagle's Nest was built with secret societies' knowledge and that all things related to its position 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 we stumbled upon the threshold of theomatics - a science that tries to prove that "numbers of God's mathematics" are not random. Albeit Nazis absolutely turned away from God with their heinous deeds, much of their occult beliefs have still remained unexposed to the public. The prediction that the Third Reich will survive for the period of one thousand years is indisputably based upon a one-thousand-year kingdom of God prophesied in the Bible.
Theomatics works with the numerical interpretation of the Bible (and other holy books). This science is based upon the fact that every letter of the Greek and Hebrew alphabet has its number. 124 is thus the number for Eden. The Nazis' purpose for digging up these primeval myths was based upon their obscure occult ideas, as they believed that Eden had been the first earthly garden of the Aryan race, the offshoot of which had been the Teutons - the first proto-Germanic tribe. Educated people know that swastika is an ancient symbol still used in Buddhism and Hinduism even today and Hitler used it because he believed that the Aryan race had used it too. The Germans, on the basis of those beliefs, sent an official expedition to Tibet and looked for ancient connections that would explain how German nation had originated. The Thule Society (Thule-Gesellschaft in German), named after the capitol of Hyperborea, was one of the most famous German occult groups that emerged in about the year 1911.
How to get to the Kehlsteinhaus? Berchtesgaden, a beautiful Bavarian city, is only a 45 minutes drive from Salzburg. It is also reachable by bus No. 840 and a one-hourly train transport from Salzburg. All buses in Berchtesgaden depart from the main bus station, which is just a few meters away from the main train station building. To go to Obersalzberg, take the bus No. 838 or No. 849. Then you must use one of these special buses to the Kehlsteinhaus. Good luck!