In southern Germany, where the rolling hills of Bavaria give way to the foothills of the Alps, there is a mountain six thousand feet high. On the summit of the mountain, there is a bar. To reach the bar, you must first negotiate the steepest road in Germany. From the top of this road, a tunnel takes you deep into the mountain, where brass elevator awaits. Powered by a U-boat engine, this elevator lifts you 400 feet through the heart of the mountain, to one of the most dramatic bars in all of Europe: the legendary Kehlsteinhaus.
Better known as The Eagle’s Nest, this heady destination was first built as a fiftieth birthday present to none other than Adolf Hitler. Its marble fireplace was a gift from Mussolini, its walls eluded the bombs of the RAF’s Dambusters, and its slopes were finally stormed by the US 101st airborne division. It’s not only a spectacular spot to enjoy a beer. It’s a place of history.
And we’re driving there, on Pub2Pub Adventure’s first event of 2019: The Eagle Rally. The 2018 running of this magnificent event took place this Autumn and was a fantastic success, but we’re going to build on this inaugural running to make the 2019 event the best yet. So, it is our great pleasure to offer you the chance to join Kermit and the team on the 2019 journey from the UK to the Eagle’s Nest, in deepest Bavaria. Here’s a rundown of what we’re planning:
Dates – 11th to 19th May 2019
Distance – Approximately 1,800 miles of driving
Spaces – Limited to 25 vehicles
Vibe – Dignified. A gentleman’s club of a road trip, salubriously proceeding in a convoy of stylish automobiles which personify the crossroads between performance and comfort – in short, the perfect trip to undertake in your sports car or grand tourer
Accommodation – Mid range hotels, befitting of such a classy, yet cost effective undertaking.
Cost – For two people sharing a car, £1,199, including all accommodation, channel crossings, entry to attractions and a cheeky Steiner in the Eagle’s Nest.
So what can you expect from this jaunt from to the far end of Germany? An experience every bit as soul-stirring as the bar to which the journey will take you, that’s what. Think the greatest driving roads of the Ardennes and southern Germany; the quirkiest bars and restaurants which you’ll never find in any tourist brochure, and the sort of camaraderie from which friendships are made, all strung together with the attention to detail which made the Pub2Pub Expedition such a success… but as a picture is worth a thousand words, enough whaffle – click here for a photo album from the 2018 event, or follow the link below for ten of the stand-out moments:
So there you have it. Tempted? Follow the link to the Pub2Pub Adventures website to reserve a place: