Firstly, new member here, but this is the first thread i came across, purely out of interest and searching for more info on the Obersalzberg. I have a huge interest in all things World War II and specifically regarding Germany. My grandfather was in the Kriegsmarine, his brother the Afrika Korps and my great uncle on my grandmother's side was in the Waffen SS and died on the eastern front.... Anyways, i was at the Obersalzerg back when i was a kid in the 80s i think, probably my early teens, but don't remember it unfortunately.
Would like to say also to Geoff Walden, what a great site you have, thirdreichinruins.com.... Totally awesome site and great pictures!! What a treat it must have been to hear all the stories from your father who was actually there!!
So, with that being said, can anyone recommend a good book on the Oberlsalzberg? I know we have one that we bought when we were there, more of one of those tourist booklets, but i am looking for something that has the history of Berchtesgaden and the Obersalzberg area before the Sperrgebiet and the regime took over, as well as after the war... Lots of pictures of course is a plus!!! Thanks in advance for you opinions. i know there are a bunch of books out there, and i found most of them on such sites as abebooks.com and alibris.com as well as some others. They don't have to be new or anything.... i like old books that were printed shortly after that period or even ones that were printed during the war... I also speak German, so language is not an issue of course... I even prefer original German books....
Also, to Johnnyrocket and Stevequinton, if you guys wouldn't mind emailing the posters from the Berghof and the large floor plan to me, that would be great!! i know it has been a while since this post was last replied to, but i just found it!!
Alright, i hope to come across a lot of good stuff on this site and appreciate your responses!! Thanks!!