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September 26,27th, Berchtesgaden, Germany

Hotel Grunberger.

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We drove down the road and Barb notes there was what looked like a bunker/ tunnel about 15ft into the woods. We parked our cars up the road and walked back. There was a sign saying it was Vorboten and showed a camera on the sign. We walked in and I took about 4-5 pictures. Out the the woods comes a police man who was upset and scolded us for being there. He kept repeating it was vorboten and that I can not take pictures. When I noticed him I quickly put my IPad in my purse and acted dumb. Not sure why we can not take a picture but he spoke no English.

We drove about a 1/2 mile down the road and noticed what looked like a path into the woods. There were no signs but we hiked in about 500 meters. We found the ruins of Hitlers berghof. Hitler has built his home in 1936. The British bombed in April 1945, then the Ss burned down a few days later. The US military ordered the ruins blown up in 1952. The pictures are of the south wall of the home. We hiked around and found several concrete platforms which were guard lookout down the mountain. Beautiful area with so much evil. We also found an area where the Ss barracks were.

We spent two days In Berchtesgaden, drove to Lake Koniggsee and took a hike around the Lake. Overrun with tourists on one side of the lake.

Posted by Horstmeyer 12:29 Archived in Germany

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