The Kehlsteinhaus, also known as Eagle's Nest, is a chalet structure located in the state of Bavaria, in southeastern Germany. It was built as a teahouse for Adolf Hitler’s 50th birthday. In 1952 the Eagle’s Nest road was closed to public traffic and a special mountain bus service was put into operation.
Located in central-western Europe, Germany stretches from the Alps, across the North European Plain to the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. From north to south its topography varies quite dramatically. The country is traversed by some of Europe's major rivers such as the Rhine, Danube and Elbe.