Photos from Germany

Discussion in 'Germany' started by Jakob Kjaersgaard, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. Jakob Kjaersgaard

    Jakob Kjaersgaard Senior Member

    Hello all.

    I’d like to share a few photos from my recent vacation where I visited various places in Germany. I started out in southern Germany, more precisely Berchtesgaden and moved up towards the area around Berlin.

    First off, photos from The Eagle’s Nest, Berchtesgaden located on the Kehlstein Mountain. This was Hitler’s alpine retreat where he would invite his prominent guests to impress them with the view of the surrounding mountains. Built by Martin Bormann for Hitler’s 50th birthday the house is located 1834 meters above sealevel and in order to get up there you have to make your way up to Obersalzberg and take a special constructed bus further up which leads to the famous gold plated elevator which will lead you up to the Eagle’s Nest.



    Jakob
     

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  2. Jakob Kjaersgaard

    Jakob Kjaersgaard Senior Member

    Nearby Obersalzberg the Hotel Turken lies which was used as an SS officers mess and guardhouse.
    Below the hotel you are able to enter the airraid shelters which was connected between Hitler’s berghof house, Bormann’s house and a smaller access tunnel leading behind the hotel to the Modelhaus basement.
    When the Americans moved into the tunnels on the 4th may 1945 they didn’t know if the shelters were defended. On the third and fourth photos you can see how the mg nest has been blown away.
     

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  3. Jakob Kjaersgaard

    Jakob Kjaersgaard Senior Member

    Right below the Hotel Turken a path leads to the site where Hitler’s Berghof was located before it was initially bombed and later set on fire by the SS.
     

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    Jakob Kjaersgaard Senior Member

    In the town of Berchtesgaden I found various war memorials.
     

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    Jakob Kjaersgaard Senior Member

    Moving towards Berlin I visited the German-Russian museum Karlshorst-Berlin.
    On 8 May 1945, Field Marshall Keitel signed the unconditional surrender of the German armed forces here in what had been a German army engineers’ school and later became the headquarters of the Soviet Military Administration in Germany.
     

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  6. Jakob Kjaersgaard

    Jakob Kjaersgaard Senior Member

    Finally, I visited Oranienburg and the Sachsenhausen concentration camp, which perhaps was primarily known for Operation Bernhard, the counterfeiting plot.


    I’m sure Tom could tell a lot more about this place :).
     

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  7. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Jakob,

    Thanks for the wonderful photographs of your trip. Great to see and brings back memories.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  8. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Great photos, thanks for sharing.
     
  9. cash_13

    cash_13 Senior Member

    Many thanks, I always get confuse with the different pictures of the Obersalzberg

    Because they always say this is the view that hitler had etc......then they show a pic of the big windows.....next you see a lump of concrete and a few trees saying thats all that is left
     
  10. Kieron Hill

    Kieron Hill Senior Member

    Fantastic photos thanks for sharing, looks
    like you had a great trip
     
  11. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Kehlstein....brings back so many memories, great pictures Jakob, fantastic pics of Karlshorst too. I enjoyed the museum there.
     
  12. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Great photos, cheers
     
  13. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Thanks for sharing

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  14. Pike

    Pike Senior Member

    excellent photos.
     
  15. Sgt Bilko

    Sgt Bilko Member

    Great pics!
     
  16. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Cheers for the heads up Jakob....Great pictures matey.
     
  17. ww2ni

    ww2ni Senior Member

    EXCELLENT - Its great to see pictures loke this.
    Thanks very much for sharing them with us.
     
  18. jspitery

    jspitery Member

    Great pictures! It's my dream to make it to Germany some day and visit all these historic places and reconnect with my mothers family. It looks amazing!
     

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