Das kehlsteinhaus. Exterior views of the Eagle's Nest

Vlog: Trip to Kehlsteinhaus (Hitler's Eagle's Nest)

Das kehlsteinhaus

The photo on the right shows a rock formation known as the Sidonase, familiar to modern tourists on the bus trip up to the Kehlsteinhaus. In a rare diplomatic engagement, Hitler received departing French ambassador on October 18, 1938, here. Although Martin Bormann did not want any anti-aircraft positions at the Kehlsteinhaus, four 3. Twelve workers died during its construction. It is open to the general public.

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Das kehlsteinhaus

The waiting room walls and dome were made of marble from Ruhpolding. Commissioned in 1937 by Reichsleiter Martin Bormann as a fiftieth birthday present for National Socialist leader Adolf Hitler, the spectacular mountain eyrie spectacularly perched at the summit of the Kehlstein mountain in the Berchtesgaden Alps has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in southern Germany. The window on the right in the photo above is a window into the room that was formerly used as a day room by Hitler's guards. The teahouse was demolished by the Bavarian government after the war, due to its connection to Hitler. For current information and news see. Without you guys this wouldn't be as much fun for me.

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Berchtesgaden / Busfahrt zum Kehlsteinhaus

Das kehlsteinhaus

Some of this graffiti can still be seen scratched into the fireplace today, as well as even in some of the stone blocks around the Great Room. The center photo from 1945 shows the original elevator operator Georg Mehr, who continued to work for the Allies after the war. The road leading to the Kehlsteinhaus elevator The Kehlsteinhaus was an aiming point for the 25 April 1945. Getting there If you travel by car, take the A8 and exit at Bad Reichenhall or at Salzburg Süd to Berchtesgaden and from there the Obersalzberg road to the Hintereck parking area at Obersalzberg. The comparison modern photo below shows a small gate building on the right which is a post-1945 structure U. Below, Hitler rests on the sun terrace during a visit to the Kehlsteinhaus probably in 1939.

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Kehlsteinhaus

Das kehlsteinhaus

The views below face the other direction, looking toward the main room. On the left are the arched openings, which are now enclosed. In fact, the tunnel is bored straight into the cliff face, with a sheer drop right at the entrance and no way to reach it except a narrow pathway right at the cliff edge. In the center is a 1945 photo taken by an American soldier on the other side of the tunnel, going back down the hill, with a similar view today the guard rails have been extended over the years. My thanks to my friend Ralf Hornberger for showing me this tunnel For further information, including Internet links, check the page. Above, Hitler receives a visit from Nazi Labor leader Robert Ley and his wife Inge to the left of Hitler and Adolf Wagner, Nazi leader of Munich and Upper Bavaria foreground. Graffiti left by Allied troops is still clearly visible in the surrounding woodwork.

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Das kehlsteinhaus

A wedding reception for 's sister was held there following her marriage to on June 3, 1944. The house sees thousands of visitors every year from all over the world, and the purpose of this site is to provide not only an historical background but also a richly-illustrated overview of the house how it is today. It was used exclusively by members of the for government and social meetings. In these cases, sometimes concrete was poured and then sculpted to look like natural rock, or quarried rocks were mortared together to resemble the natural rock. The Documentation Centre currently directs visitors to the coach station where tickets are purchased. Above - period photo showing a partial view of the mountains from the open-air sun terrace, with today's glassed-in view on the right. His fear of heights caused him to avoid visiting this fabulous mountain retreat more frequently, but it was a favorite hangout for his mistress, Eva Braun, who often went there with her friends.

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Das Kehlsteinhaus

Das kehlsteinhaus

It was great and the weather was great and I enjoyed it a lot! If you have been to the house and feel you can add anything to the site — pictures, historical snippets, personal anecdotes — please do leave a message via the page or on. The red Italian marble fireplace remains damaged by Allied souvenir hunters, though this was later halted by signage posted that the building was U. Although it is an architectural master piece, it was still an act of waste on nature and other resources. In the summer of 1945, American soldiers scrawled their names and other graffiti on the wall all around the fireplace, and also on the fireplace itself. Many Allied soldiers scratched their names and other graffiti into the bronze doors in 1945.

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