It’s funny that a momument from times we Germans are not too proud of (she writes with a huge load of sarcams) has become a tourist hot spot. I don’t go and visit the Eagle’s Nest everytime I am in Bavaria, but I have been there multiple times. The very first of which I was totally unaware of the history of this place. I was a child, see, and my parents were not too much into history and such. So the historical aspect came many years later. Maybe that’s why I can still visit the Eagle’s Nest without bad feelings and enjoy its beauty. In times like these, when we have concurred so much land technically speaking it’s not much of a deal to find an elevator inside a mountin in the middle of the German Alps, I know. Just a few years ago one such elevator was built not too far from here to have a better access to Burg Altena. Still, back then it was a huge thing. What I find even more impressive than the elevator itself, which I didn’t ask permission to fotograph, is the tunnel to the elevator. It reeks of history to me, so when I took this picture the shadows of all those tourists walking into the mountain came to me as something very symbolic.