Berghof Obersalzberg

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Helly Angel
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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by Helly Angel » 01 Jun 2021 16:29

Today I received from Germany a postcard that I believe is part of the Winter Garden, it has no date but on the back it says "Haus Wachenfeld", it is edited by Hoffmann. I could never get it in good quality, it cost me just EU 10. I really always wanted it, but I never got a good copy! It was a fortune that I got it. I share it here.
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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by ihoyos » 01 Jun 2021 22:22

I saw that scene many times, but now due the perfect image I can notice some details, never observed before.
Specially the Rattan or Bamboo Chair, well elaborated even with the svastics under the arms , That piece of furniture is very unusual, in Bavarian, even in Germany, nothing to do with typical furniture made of wood of Alpine zones. In my opinion was no made in Germany, but probably, in German African Colony, and also I see the blanket on the back of the chair with the AH capital letters, very ornate, embroidered, looks also that piece is from overseas, I saw similar colorful blankest in Africa , may be Cameroon . Probably the set was a Gift from some special c\visitor.

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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by palaisfan » 01 Jun 2021 22:50

ihoyos wrote:
01 Jun 2021 22:22
I saw that scene many times, but now due the perfect image I can notice some details, never observed before.
Specially the Rattan or Bamboo Chair, well elaborated even with the svastics under the arms , That piece of furniture is very unusual, in Bavarian, even in Germany, nothing to do with typical furniture made of wood of Alpine zones. In my opinion was no made in Germany, but probably, in German African Colony, and also I see the blanket on the back of the chair with the AH capital letters, very ornate, embroidered, looks also that piece is from overseas, I saw similar colorful blankest in Africa , may be Cameroon . Probably the set was a Gift from some special c\visitor.
Agree, that is a very nice copy. When you have good resolution these color cards can be very informative on details. The observation on the furniture is very interesting. As for the date, it is very correct to call it Haus Wachenfeld still, as it is just before the 1936 reconstruction. Would guess 1934-1935.

Thanks for sharing Helly Angel,

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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by Hans1906 » 02 Jun 2021 12:21

I would like to recommend a search for "obersalzberg berghof" in the ZVAB. (Zentrales Verzeichnis Antiquarischer Bücher).

Link https://www.zvab.com/servlet/SearchResu ... ghof&sts=t


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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by CPB » 11 Jun 2021 09:02

Does anyone have a hi-res version of this image of the Kehlsteinhaus entranceway, or indeed any other photos of this area?

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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by Geoff Walden » 12 Jun 2021 15:45

Chris,
Would a modern view help?
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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by CPB » 12 Jun 2021 15:55

Geoff Walden wrote:
12 Jun 2021 15:45
Chris,
Would a modern view help?
Geoff
I’m ideally looking for a period one, but actually a modern one would be good to see too…thanks Geoff.

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