We passed through on a visit to Nordhausen, during our stay in Wewelsburg last Fall, Geoff - right after hooking-up with you in Nurnberg for the sites . . . didn't have time to see much, but expect to be back one day - as I now know there is much more to be seen there, than first meets the eye.
Did you know, the St. Georgen/Gusen Bergkristall tunnels are about to be opened to the public? Herr Ortner still sends us messages once in a while . . . and tells us this will be happening sometime soon. Apparently, the Austrian Gov't has been working closely with KZ-Gedenkstätte Mauthausen to make the tunnels safe for entry - with the necessary repairs that have been lacking for many years. We have an invite to come back and tour, and with luck, will be in the neighborhood again next year - on the way, further East. If you beat us to the punch - as you are much closer than we are - be sure to post some photos!
Oh, by the way - this topic [Berghof Obersalzberg] has been going on forever, it seems . . . and once in a while, I still enjoy checking in on all the new developments - Wow, there are still so many, it seems! After all the continuing changes [destruction?] of that area, I've kind of lost interest in returning . . . but have to admit, after reading all the [seemingly never-ending] posts being made here, it helps re-ignite that spark. Who knows - maybe some day we'll bump into each other again on that crazy little hill, under the mountains?
History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illuminates reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life, and brings us tidings of antiquity. - Cicero