Berghof Obersalzberg

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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by WCM2020 » 18 Mar 2023 22:33

Outstanding snippet of history highlighting the role of military intelligence on the battlefield. Of course it further begs the oft-asked question: "Why did the Allies not attack the Berghof earlier than April, 1945?"

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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by G.K. » 29 Apr 2023 09:58

Hello, today I wanted to show my small collection that I own. If you have questions you can ask me them.
Hallo, heute wollte ich mal meine kleine Sammlung zeigen die ich besitze. Wenn ihr fragen habt könnt ihr mir sie stellen.
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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by G.K. » 29 Apr 2023 10:01

Bilder
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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by G.K. » 29 Apr 2023 10:07

All original from the Berghof.
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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by CPB » 04 May 2023 10:00

Beautifully presented, well done!

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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by CPB » 21 May 2023 17:57

This really is a great then and now Berghof/Obersalzberg video...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0s3vKfN40g&t=1236s

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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by CPB » 21 May 2023 18:00

Does anyone know who was Berchtesgaden's Chief of Police / polizeihauptkommissar in the immediate post-war period?

Thanks

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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by Geoff Walden » 24 May 2023 00:53

Hi Chris,
According to Berchtesgaden im Wandel der Zeit (1982), the immediate postwar police chiefs of Berchtesgaden were:
1. Norbert von Wurzbach (for 14 days)
2. Franz Herzog (shot by prisoners in 1946)
3. Heinrich Rötz

There were also leaders of the local district police:
1. 1945 - Johann Vaitl
2. 1945 - Franz Boos (presumably, Veitl served under the Nazi administration, to be replaced by Boos when the Americans took over)
3. 1947 - Lorenz Waldenmüller
4. 1948 - Josef Heiß
5. 1949 - Anton Naber

Hope this helps!
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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by CPB » 24 May 2023 04:50

Thanks Geoff, that's exactly what I was looking for.

Cheers

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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by Gilesusher » 09 Jun 2023 19:02

hajo wrote:
31 Jul 2003 16:04
I'm searching a plan of the Berghof at Obersalzberg, a floor plan and pics of the interior of this famous building.

Could somebody help???
I don't have an architectural plan. But what I do have is (printed out from here but obviously there are hundreds of posts so it's unreasonable to expect you to wade through them) a plan of the building and how it relates to the retaining wall.

I use it (and tourists find it useful) when tour-guiding the Berghof ruins. Because without explanation the rubble and spoil there tells you nothing.

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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by Gilesusher » 09 Jun 2023 19:26

Might the attached help?
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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by Gilesusher » 09 Jun 2023 19:28

And might this help?
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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by Gilesusher » 09 Jun 2023 19:30

And another one for you
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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by Gilesusher » 09 Jun 2023 19:31

And the last one for today.
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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by CraigM » 13 Jun 2023 12:19

Most people know that the Berghof was "created" in 1936 via a major renovation/extension of Haus Wachenfeld, but perhaps not as many know that the eastern wing was extended in 1938. The end of the wing looks very different. That difference, by the way, may help date some photos and floor plans.
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