Hotel zum Türken

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Selveje
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Re: Hotel zum Türken

Post by Selveje » 18 Aug 2018 18:54

Does anybody know if Hotel Zum Türken has re- opened?
It did not open up for the 2018 season due to maintenance- work.

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Re: Hotel zum Türken

Post by harryvongebhardt » 19 Aug 2018 19:18

Hotel is open!

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Re: Hotel zum Türken

Post by Geoff Walden » 20 Aug 2018 20:14

Thanks for this very welcome news, Harry!
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Re: Hotel zum Türken

Post by nammie44 » 23 Oct 2018 18:32

I wonder why the Hotel zum Turken wasn't torn down since it was so close to the Berghof.

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Re: Hotel zum Türken

Post by Geoff Walden » 23 Oct 2018 23:04

The Türken was not torn down due to the persistence and fortitude of the owner’s daughter, Therese Schuster Partner. Frau Partner with her two daughters (one was the future Ingrid Scharfenberg) moved into the ruins in late 1945 in order to reclaim the property that the family had been forced to sell by Bormann. Through many trials and tribulations (including being thrown out of the ruins by the U.S. military authorities twice) over some years, finally in 1949 a settlement was reached with the Bavarian government in which the ownership was returned to the Schuster descendants, but only after payment of 69,000 Deutsch Marks (final DM 22,000, considering restoration and rebuilding costs that Therese Partner had already put into the property). Therese Partner immediately set out to restore the Türken as a guesthouse and inn, and by the time the Obersalzberg ruins were removed in 1952, the Türken was largely restored and was again a going concern. The Türken was the only former private property on the Obersalzberg that was again in the hands of the original owners. Over the years there have been several efforts to close the Hotel zum Türken (especially the tunnel entrance) and either tear it down or appropriate it by the government, but the Schuster descendants have so far always prevailed. (all this info from the late Frau Ingrid Scharfenberg)
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Re: Hotel zum Türken

Post by N.C. Wyeth » 25 Oct 2018 15:16

harryvongebhardt wrote:
19 Aug 2018 19:18
Hotel is open!
Hey - that's good news!

Hopefully it stays that way for a while, as we're looking forward to making another visit this Fall . . .
"Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I may not remember. Involve me and I'll understand." ~ Native American wisdom

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