OBERSALZBERG 2

SS Kaserne and Kindergarten (2)

Location: Open field behind Hotel zum Türken

Today: The ruïns have been removed; there’s an open field now.

On the open field behind Hotel zum Türken were a postoffice, a parking garage, a SS-Kaserne, a bunker (above the ground), a Kindergarten etc. There’s nothing left of all these buildings.

Left: The SS Kaserne when it was just finished.

Right: The Platterhof and SS Kaserne area, after the bombings

Below: The area today (pictures: the Hitlerpages, 2006)

Closed Emergency Exit to the Bunkersystem (3)

Location: Across the road from Hotel zum Türken

Today: Still there

You can find a lot of exits of the Obersalzberg tunnelsystem on the hill today. This one can’t be missed. There’s another exit nearby, but you have to get into the trees across Hotel zum Türken to see it.

One of the exits of the bunkersystem. In the summer of 2010 it was completely overgrown. In the summer and autumn of 2006 you could still see it. (pictures: the Hitlerpages, 2006)

Greenhouse (4)

Location: When you go uphill from Hotel zum Türken along the road to the new hotel (behind the bushes)

you see parking-places along the road: the wall behind them is the foundation of the Greenhouse.

Today: Only the foundations of the greenhouse are still there.

Martin Bormann had a Greenhouse built near his house. There also was an observation tower for anti-aircraft defense and a communications centre behind the greenhouse. They’re not longer there.

When you look closely at the picture left you can see cars parked behind the trees. The greenhous foundations are there. The new hotel is build on a higher spot than the greenhouse was. (picture: the Hitlerpages, 2006)

The Greenhouse

Emergency Exit to the Bormann Bunker(5)

Location: Across the road from Hotel zum Türken, into the woods; with your back turned to Hotel zum Türken, you go to the left

Today: Still there

There’s another exit of the bunkersystem in the area, but you will have to get into the trees opposite to the Hotel zum Türken. This exit is near Martin Bormanns house. It was still open in 2006, but there’s water inside and a  lot of stones and rubbish.

The Bormannbunker-exit is hidden in the woods.

(picture: the Hitlerpages, 2006)


The exit from up close and the inside of the bunker-exit.

(picture: the Hitlerpages, 2006)


When the leaves have fallen it’s easier to find.

(picture: the Hitlerpages, 2006)


Bormann's House (6)

Location: Cross the road near the guardhouse of Hotel Zum Türken. Go into the trees. There’s an open space or a path behind the trees going around the new  hotel on the Göringhill. Near that path are some remaining parts of the Bormann house.

Today: Only some remains are still there.

The house of Bormann overlooked Hotel Zum Türken. Underneath a tree you can see the remains of the house. On www.thirdreichruins.com there’s a picture of the blue tiles of the swimming pool of Göring. Quote: This view of the ruins of Landhaus Göring shows the site in the early 1950s, before the ruïns were razed. The swimming pool was by then overgrown and choked with weeds. The photo on the right shows a large piece of the blue glazed tile that once lined the swimming pool (this tile piece and others have disappeared due to the hotel construction). We found concrete with blue tiles on it downhill from the Bormann house in a drain in the bushes. One of the pictures below shows that, but the picture doesn’t show the blue colour right, unfortunately. Just like Göring, Bormann had a private swimming pool. How the tiles got where we found them, we don’t know. Maybe the construction company of the new hotel dumped stuff on other parts of the mountain. We don’t know if the tiles are Bormanns or Görings.

Only small stairs of the Bormann house remain visible today. A tree has grown over it.

(pictures: the Hitlerpages, 2006)

The location of the Bormann house

(pictures: the Hitlerpages, 2006)

Going downhill towards the golfcourse, we found tiles that might have been part of the swimming pool of the Bormann house.

(pictures: the Hitlerpages, 2006)

Left: The Bormann house in the wintertime  Centre: The same house in the summer  Right: The house after it was bombed

Göring’s House (7)

Location: In the garden behind the new hotel

Today: Gone

Göring's house was on the highest point of the Obersalzberg. It had a swimming pool in front of the house. The house faced the place where the new hotel is standing now. The house stood where a little pond is made. There’s a small height on the edge of the garden with a path going up. This height of ground was originally there. On the other side of it is a stair going into the bushes. The hill that Göring’s house stood on was originally called the Adolf Hitler-Höhe. Later it was called the Göringhügl.

Left: Göring’s house with behind it the path into the woods that’s still there

Right: The Göring house on the inside

Left: Another picture of

the Göring house

Right: The house after it

was bombed

This small path going into the woods was originally also there.

(picture: the Hitlerpages, 2006)

The Göringhügl today (pictures: the Hitlerpages, 2006)

The pond. The house of Hermann Göring must have been in front of it. (pictures: the Hitlerpages, 2006)

At the end of the path are remains of a stairway going down

(picture: the Hitlerpages, 2006)

The view from the Göringhügl

(pictures: the Hitlerpages, 2006)

Adjudancy house (9)

Location: Hintereck, the first house next to the new  hotel

Today: Still there, private residence

Göring's adjudant and his staff lived and worked in this house near the Göring house.

The house of Görings adjudant (picture: the Hitlerpages, 2006)


SS Family-houses (10)

Location: Hintereck, past the Adjudancy building

Today: Three houses are still there. They’re private residences.

There were some houses for the families of SS-officers in the Hintereck area, nearby the Göring house.

Emergency exit to Göring's tunnel system and guard house (8)

Location: Lower hillside between the site of the Göring house and his adjutant's house (see next). Standing on the Göringhügl (facing the golf course), it’s in the woods to your right.

Today: Still there

The bunkers below the house of Hermann Göring were not connected to the Berghof tunnel system. As far as we know You can’t enter these bunkers. Remains of the bunkers can be found back in the woods. There’s also a guardhouse nearby.  

Left: The emergency exit

Right: A guardhouse

(pictures: the Hitlerpages, 2006)

The information on the Obersalzberg pages is presented in the order of a walk around the mountain. You can start the walk at the Parkplatz near the documentation centre. The Obersalzberg 2 page starts in front of the hotel Zum Türken.

1. Hotel Zum Türken

2. SS-Kaserne, Kindergarten etc.

3. Emergency Exit Bunkersystem

4. Greenhouse

5. Emergency Exit Bormann Bunker

6. Bormann House

7. Göring House

8. Emergency Exit Göring Bunker

9. Adjudancy House

10. SS-Family House

11. Koksbunker



Obersalzberg 2 weergeven op een grotere kaart

Hotel Zum Türken (1)

Location: Hintereck. Pass the Berghof. At the end of the path, Hotel zum Türken is uphill on the right.

Today: Still there, the hotel still looks the same.

Hotel zum Türken was used by the SS. You can still see the SS-guardhouse in front of the hotel. Behind the hotel is another entrance to the bunkercomplex. It’s open to the public. The entrance looks like a little shop. You can see the blocked tunnel leading to the rooms of Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun underneath the hotel.

Left: Hotel Zum Türken in nazi times

Right: Hitler in front of the Berghof. Behind him you can see Hotel Zum Türken.

Below in colour: The hotel today. In the centre is the SS guardhouse.

(pictures: the Hitlerpages, 2006)

Look here for pictures of the bunkers beneath Hotel zum Türken

Hotel zum Türken seen from the Berghof area

(picture: Jens Grønlund, 2011)


The view from room 24 towards Berchtesgaden

(picture: Jens Grønlund, 2011)


The hanging lamp in the dining room of the hotel

(picture: Jens Grønlund, 2011)


The hotel’s dining room

(picture: Jens Grønlund, 2011)


The bar inside hotel Zum Türken

(picture: Jens Grønlund, 2011)


Koksbunker (11)

Location: Salzbergstraße, hintereck,

Today: Still there

This bunker was used for coal storage. It was built by Italian workers in 1940. Thanks to Bormann, who had the front of the bunker taken down again, after it was ready, it cost 770.000 Reichsmark to build it.  

The storage rooms of the Koksbunker

(picture: Jens Grønlund, 2011)


Some of the doors are still intact. (picture: Jens Grønlund, 2011)


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