The Bavarian Alps. Picture-perfect mountains. Majestic, even. But nestled amongst the beauty sits a symbol of pure evil: the Kehlsteinhaus, better known as the Eagle’s Nest.

Perched 1,800 meters (5,906 feet) up, it offers stunning views, a cruel contrast to the darkness it represents.

Kehlsteinhaus: A Monument to Evil in a Picturesque Landscape

The Kehlsteinhaus was commissioned by Martin Bormann, a high-ranking Nazi official, as a birthday present for Adolf Hitler in 1938.

Its construction, however, was far from a celebration.