Gutshof (2)

Location: Walk back from the Teehaus site to the golf course. The Gutshof is on the other side of the golf course.

Today: Still there. It houses a golf club and a restaurant now.

Martin Bormann has built a model farm for horses, cows, pigs etc. on the Obersalzberg.

The Gutshof today houses a golfclub and a restaurant (pictures: The Hitlerpages, 2006)

Studio Albert Speer (3)

Location: Take the road in front of the Gutshof back uphill to the Berghof. The Speer houses are on the right side. There’s a small road going to the right. When you take it you’ll get to an open field where you  can see the Speer houses.

Today: Still there. The houses still look very much the same. They’re private residences.

The house of Albert Speer is the higher one of the two houses. Before it was bought in the 30’s, it was a pension. It looks down on his studio, designed by Speer and built in 1939. On the first two pictures of the Gutshof you can see the Speer houses in the back. The house is in the centre, the studio is behind the trees.    

Hitler and Speer in the Speer Studio

The Albert Speer studio

(picture: The Hitlerpages, 2006)

Both houses were owned by Albert Speer (picture: The Hitlerpages, 2006)

House Albert Speer (4)

Location: Take the road in front of the Gutshof back uphill to the Berghof. The Speer houses are on the right side. There’s a small road going to the right. When you take it you’ll get to an open field where you  can see the Speer houses.

Today: Still there. The houses still look very much the same. They’re private residences.

The house of Albert Speer is the higher one of the two houses. Before it was bought in the 30’s, it was a pension. It looks down on his studio, designed by Speer and built in 1939.

The house has been renovated

(picture: The Hitlerpages, 2006)

Albert Speer’s house

Ruïns Theater Halle and other ruïns (5)

Location: Area between the Albert Speer houses and the Documentation Centre

Today: Ruïns.

There are some remains of buildings and constructions on this part of the mountain too. This was the area where the working men, working on the mountain, had their barracks. There was a so called Theaterhalle too. In the bushes around the open field you can find a lot of concrete remains. Behind the bushes opposite to the Speer houses is the Documentaton Centre.

There are a lot of remains of buildings in the ground in this area.

(pictures: The Hitlerpages, 2006)

Guardhouse in front of Berghof (6)

Location: Follow the road uphill towards the Berghof. The guardhouse remains are on the left side of the road.

Today: The remains of the guardhouse are still there.

The first (black and white) photo shows . The first two coloured pictures are made in the summer, the other ones in November 2006. The third foto is the view from the Berghof-site on the place were the guardhouse used to be.

The guardhouse with the Berghof in the back (picture: The Hitlerpages, 2006)

The guardhouse in the summer of 2006 (picture: The Hitlerpages, 2006)

The other side of the road

(picture: The Hitlerpages, 2006)


The guardhouse in November 2006 (picture: The Hitlerpages, 2006)

The guardhouse location as seen from the Berghof site (picture: The Hitlerpages, 2006)

The wedding of Gretl Braun took place at the Kehlsteinhaus.

Kehlsteinhaus (1785 ASL) (8), (9)

Location: Go back in direction of the parking place of the Documentation Centre. You can go through the woods past the Berghof site or go around Hotel zum Türken. When you cross the open field of the SS Kaserne and Kindergarten you get to the busstop of the Kehlsteinhaus.

Today: The Kehlsteinhaus is still there. Buses only go in spring and summer.

On top of the mountain the Kehlstein is the Kehlsteinhouse or the Eagle’s Nest. You can get there only by bus. The bus takes you to a large door with a tunnel of 130 meters in the mountain behind it . A lift takes you up 120 meters to the Kehlsteinhaus.


The first plans for the Kehlsteinhaus date from 1936. Martin Bormann supervised the project. The building had to be ready before the 50th anniversary of Hitler, on 20 April 1939. Money didn’t seem to matter. The work was pretty risky due to the weather conditions, the 7 days a week 24 hours shifts and of course the risks that had to be taken. Only the best workers were selected for this project. Most of them had experience building the ‘Grossglocknerstrasse’ in Austria. The project leader was an Austrian engineer called Hans Haupner. Together with the two building companies Polensky & Zöllner and Sager & Woerner, he was responsible for the technical solutions. Under supervision of Fritz Todt, who was responsible for the planning of the project, it had to be a sustainable project. He decided that no trees were to be cut during the project. In the summer of 1938 the building and the ten kilometer road were finished. Total cost: about 30 million Reichsmark.

Hitler didn’t visit the Kehlsteinhaus as often as is adopted. He hated heights and they say the lift wasn’t his thing either. The Kehlsteinhaus should not be confused with the teahouse Hitler visited during his daily walk on the Obersalzberg, because this teahouse was the one on the Mooslahnerkopf. Imagine Hitler doing his daily walk all the way up to the Kehlsteinhaus…

The official name of the building was D-house: Diplomats-house. It had to be a place where the visitors were impressed by the used techniques, the beautiful views and the impressive quietness of a country at war. After the war the Oberzalsberg was bombed, but the Kehlsteinhaus was saved.

This is what the old hall looked like.

(picture: Capelle & Bovenkamp, 2003)


The furniture has changed, but the hall still looks the same.

(picture: The Hitlerpages, 2009)


The fireplace is still there.

(picture: The Hitlerpages, 2009)

A tunnel of 130 meters led to the elevator.

(picture: Capelle & Bovenkamp, 2003)


The tunnel is still there

(picture: The Hitlerpages, 2009)

At the end of the tunnel was a hall where the elevator to the Kehlsteinhaus was.

(picture: Capelle & Bovenkamp, 2003)


The elevator today

(picture: The Hitlerpages, 2009)



The elevator used to have a couch against the wall.

(picture: Capelle & Bovenkamp, 2003)


The elevator doors upstairs

(picture: The Hitlerpages, 2009)


The hall still looks the same.

(picture: The Hitlerpages, 2009)

In Hitler's days the terrace was a lot smaller than it is today. The picture on the left shows the same spot as on the picture with Hitler on it.

(left picture: The Hitlerpages, 2009)


Hitler at the window

(picture: Capelle & Bovenkamp, 2003)



The exit of the Kehlsteinhaus

(picture: The Hitlerpages, 2009)

One of the windows today

picture: The Hitlerpages, 2009)


Adolf and Eva at the Kehlsteinhaus

Hitler at the Eagle’s Nest

(picture: Capelle & Bovenkamp, 2003)


Together with the French ambassador Francois Poncet, on October 18, 1938

(picture: Capelle & Bovenkamp, 2003)


Hitler with Magda Goebbels

and Eva Braun


During the visit of the French ambassador Francois Poncet, on October 18, 1938

(picture: Capelle & Bovenkamp, 2003)


Left: An old coloured picture of the entrance to the tunnel

(picture: Capelle & Bovenkamp, 2003)

Centre: The guarded entrance

(picture: Capelle & Bovenkamp, 2003)

Right: The entrance is still there. (picture: The Hitlerpages, 2009)

The Kehlsteinhaus

(picture: The Hitlerpages, 2009)

The Kehlsteinhaus

(picture: The Hitlerpages, 2009)

Two pictures of the Kehlsteinhaus, taken from a plane

(pictures: Tom Zandt, 2012)

Hochlenzer Mountain and Gasthof Hochlenzer (12)

Location: Scharitzkehlstrasse 6

Today: The Gasthof is still there

Before the takeover of power Hitler used to come here, when he took a walk on the mountain. He often came to Gasthof Hochlenzer.

Gasthof Hochlenzer today

Adolf Hitler on the Hochlenzer mountain

Klaushöhe and Buchenhöhe (10), (11)

Location: Along the Obersalzbergstrasse, going east, away from the Documentation Centre. The Klaushöhe is about one km. from the Platterhof.

Today: Still (partly) there.

The Klaushöhe is the place were the families of SS-guards or staff-members lived. There were 4 rows of 8 houses. Two or three families lived in one house. Both höhes were damaged during the bombing in 1945. Some of the houses are rebuilt.

The Buchenhöhe was larger than the Klaushöhe. There were 40 low appartmentcomplexes. There also was a school, a swimming pool, a gymnasium, a hotel etc. All kind of staffmembers and their relatives lived there.

Below you see two pictures of the Klaushöhe.

The Klaushöhe today (just before sunrise) (picture: The Hitlerpages, 2009)

The Klaushöhe in the nazi period

The ruïns have been removed (pictures: The Hitlerpages, 2006)

The route around the golf course (pictures: The Hitlerpages, 2006)

The Gutshof houses a golf club today

(picture: The Hitlerpages, 2006)

Above: The wall  Right: The guardhouse

(pictures: The Hitlerpages, 2006)

The field in front of the Teehaus

(picture: The Hitlerpages, 2006)

Right, centre and left: The field and it’s view (pictures: The Hitlerpages, 2006)

Another view from the field in front of the Teehaus

(picture: The Hitlerpages, 2006)

All six pictures above: the ruïns of the Teehaus in 2006, just before they were removed (pictures: The Hitlerpages, 2006)

One more ruïn-picture

(picture: The Hitlerpages, 2006)

The Teehaus ruïns in 1954

Teehaus Mooslahnerkopf (1)

Location: Go downhill from the Göringhügl towards the Golfcourse. Cross it and go into the woods. You’ll find a path immediatly. Following the path to the left will get you to a point where you have an open view. You can see the Gutshof, but it’s also a spot from about where some wellknown pictures of the Berghof must have been taken. Follow the path into the woods again. From there it’s a 10 minute stroll to the Teehaus site. When the path splits in two, go left. Going right will bring you to the location of an unidentified wall or a foundation of some sort. When you stand on it you can see a typical Obersalzberg guardhouse below. Back on the Teehaus route again, you’ll see the spot of the Teehaus and the little field in front of it within a few minutes.      

Today: Since the summer of 2005 the Teehausruïns have gone. The little field in front of it again looks the same as on old nazi-pictures.

The Teehaus was the destination of the daily walk Hitler used to make when he was on the Obersalzberg. Hitler and his company drank tea and ate cake over there. The actual route Hitler used to take is different from the one mentioned above. Hitler started his walk just below the Berghof. When you want to take that route you go around the golf course on the right side. At one time you’ll have to choose between going downhill or not. You choose not to go downhill. You’ll end up on the same path as the one mentioned above.

The two teahouses on one picture

The Teehaus on the Mooslahnerkopf

Hitler and Himmler walking on the Obersalzberg

Hitler with glasses inside the Teehaus. Pictures with Hitler wearing glasses were never published during the Third Reich period.

The field in front of the Teehaus still looks very much like this picture.

Hitler and Goebbels on the field in front of the Teehaus

Hitler and Speer on the Mooslahnerkopf.

Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun in the Teehaus

Hitler and Walther Hewel

in the Spring of 1943

View to the Berghof-site from the path to the Teehaus

(picture: The Hitlerpages, 2006)

The path to the Teehaus splits in two, on the left is the Teehaus, on the right a guardhouse

(picture: The Hitlerpages, 2006)

The area around the Teehaus before the ruïns were removed

(picture: The Hitlerpages, 2006)

Villa Bechstein (7)

Location: There was a small road going downhill past the Guardhouse. The villa was on this road, somewhere between the Gutshof and the Berghof.

Today: Gone

Lotte Bechstein was the wife of a rich piano builder from Berlin. She sometimes invited Hitler at her vacation addres on the Obersalzberg.

Adolf Hitler near the house of

Lotte Bechstein

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 3 page starts behind the modern hotel, on the Göringhügl.

1. Teehaus Mooslahnerkopf

2. Gutshof

3. Studio Albert Speer

4. House Albert Speer

5. Ruïns Theatre Halle and more

6. Guardhouse Berghof

7. Villa Bechstein

8. Kehlsteinhaus

9. Entrance Tunnel Kehlsteinhaus

10. Klaushöhe

11. Buchenhöhe

12. Hochlenzer Mountain and Gasthof



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