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This website deals primarily with the bus line traffic on the Eagle's Nest (b. Berchtesgaden). Of course, this website also deals with the business Berchtesgaden, Regionalverkehr Oberbayern GmbH (RVO) with its company in Bad Reichenhall. On the following pages you will find pictures, numbers, facts and figures about Germany's highest bus line, the vehicles and their operators. This page is currently under construction, so it pays to stop by here more often again.

To complete this page, I am search for more photographs of buses, which at the Deutsche Bundespost and the Regionalverkehr Oberbayern GmbH (RVO) business Berchtesgaden run (especially in the Eagle's Nest Road) or ran. The pictures should possible have more than 1024x768 pixels in size be.

I would specifically point out here, this is my private hobbypage, and no official home page of the Eagle Nest line, and their operators.

The Eagle's Nest Road

It began in the year 1937 on the Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden, with the construction of a so-called tea house. This should according to the wish of Martin Bormann, a gift for the party on the 50th birthday of their leader. The project also had to Eagle's an access road to be built.

This leads from Hintereck (940m asl), in the amount of the former barracks Obersalzberg, to an hairpin bend at 1710m above sea level. The total construction project was completed in a record time of 13 months, a masterpiece of all involved. On April 25, 1945 destroyed a bomb attack nearly all buildings and facilities on the Obersalzberg, as if by a miracle was the Eagle's Nest and the road unscathed.

First of all, the American occupiers were the new masters of the Eagles Nest, which was change in 1952. Through the intervention of the Berchtesgaden district administrator Karl Theodor Jacob was able to prevent blasting of the Eagle's Nest. The road and the Eagles Nest (1834m) were handed over to the Bavarian state government.

Opened in May 1952 the "Deutsche Bundespost", on behalf of the then Berchtesgaden Tourist Board, the regular service to the Eagles Nest. The first departure point was at the "Hotel zum Türken ', then the bus departure Hintereck put into operation. This was right on the gateway to the Eagle's Nest Road. Then took a driveway, on the closed to ordinary vehicle traffic road, 35 minutes.

The road is 6.5 km long and 3.5 m wide, the slope is 24%, the road winds through a vertical drop of 770 meters. On the route will pass through five tunnels with a total length of 273 meters. Because of the weather, they can be driven only by mid / late May to late October. At the best times drive up to seven buses in each direction. There is only one fallback position to wait for, the so-called Königsseeblick hear can wait the cars down the valley and let pass the driving uphill. Since 1 June 1976 is the distance from the Regionalverkehr Oberbayern GmbH (RVO), on behalf of the tourist region of Berchtesgaden-Königssee (TRBK) run. Through a perfect system, the dispatcher controls the flow direction of the operation and makes use Eagle for the current year about 300,000 visitors this highest bus line to Germany. Today the line is driven by the new Eagle-bus departure, which now occupies the site of the former hotel Platterhof, in just 15 minutes driving time.

For 60 years, the route is now used without accidents, we owe this achievement to the drivers of the Eagle buses. Since 1952 they are the summit from Obersalzberg ...

Branch BGD

The Berchtesgaden branch of the Regionalverkehr Oberbayern GmbH (RVO) is located in Berchtesgaden (Bischofswiesen) , in the industrial area Stangenwald.
Currently 35 buses at the depot are located. The fleet consists mainly of SETRA S 315 NF (1), S 415 NF (6), S 415 UL (2), MAN A20 NÜ LC 323 or 363 (16), Mercedes-Benz Citaro C2Ü (9) and Citaro C2GÜ (1).
The business has also a office in Bad Reichenhall, there are 5 buses.

Eagle’s Nest Road Buses

Since 1952, following service in the line type used on the Eagle’s Line:

1st Since 1952 Mercedes-Benz O 3500
2nd Since 1955 Mercedes-Benz O 321 h
3rd Since 1964 Mercedes-Benz O 317 k
4th Mercedes-Benz O 322 and O 302 as replacement vehicles and spare
5th Since 1976 Mercedes-Benz O 307
6th Since 1990 Mercedes-Benz O 407
7th Since 2003, Setra S 315 NF
8th Since 2010 Setra S 415 NF and MAN Lion's City NÜ A 20
9th Mercedes Benz Citaro C2Ü since 2014


The first Mercedes buses at the Eagle's line were "buses with hood" of the type O 3500, they had just 90 hp (66 kw). In 1955, the O 321H came with 110 hp (81 kw) is used. From the mid 60ziger years then the much larger O 317k sailed with 210 hp (154 kw) of the line. Occasionally, the car types O 322 and O 302 were used as reserve vehicles on the road. In 1976, the Post procured O 307 with special mountain gear. These cars were taken over by the RVO convince on June 1, but they cant be use for the mountain. As a replacement purchased new in 1978, the RVO O 307 with modified rear axle, it was the first car in RVO colors. Beginning with 210hp (154kw) later, with 240 hp (177 kw), the buses proved themselves excellent. From 1990, then came with the 250 hp (184 kW) strong O 407 the last moment Mercedes buses at the Eagle's Nest.


In early 2003 should be purchased 12 new buses for the Eagle line. After the production of the previously used Mercedes O 407 was discontinued in 2001 so it was needed replacement. This was found in the home EVO-Bus (Kässbohrer) with the Setra S 315 NF. These are the first Eagle's car with air conditioning and low-floor technology. The engine was a Mercedes-Benz unit comes with a 260 kw (354 hp).

In the 30th week of 2010 were handed over six Setra S 415 NF to the office of Berchtesgaden. These new cars are rejuvenating the Eagle fleet is now clear and replace the 7300 series on the mountain. On July 30, the first two cars, of this delivery, used first at the Eagles Nest Road service.


Since early September 2010, with the M-RV 5077 for the first time used a MAN bus on the Eagle line. It's a Lion's City NÜ A20 363 with a 360 hp engine.

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I apologize for my bad English, I just hope it is understandable.