Rathaus (2) and Hauptplatz (3) Location: Hauptplatz Today: Still there When the Anschluss took place in March 1938, Hitler went to the city of his youth, Linz, to proclaim the Grossdeutsches Reich on the balcony of the Rathaus. Hitler on the balcony of the Rathaus on March 12, 1938. You can see him leaning on the balcony fence. Hitler on the balcony of the Rathaus on March 12, 1938 Hitler's motorcade on the Hauptplatz in Linz (picture: Heinrich Hoffmann, 1938) A similar view of the Hauptplatz (picture: All rights reserved, the Hitlerpages, 2008) The Hauptplatz (than called Adolf Hitler Platz) when Hitler visited Linz during the Anschluss in 1938 (picture: Wallner, 2003) The Rathaus on the Hauptplatz (picture: the Hitlerpages, 2012) The Rathaus balcony from the side (picture: The Hitlerpages, 2012) The Hauptplatz of Linz  (picture: the Hitlerpages, 2012) The Hauptplatz of Linz with the Nibelungenbrücke in the background (picture: the Hitlerpages, 2012) The Dreifaltigkeistsäule on the square (picture: the Hitlerpages, 2012) The Rathaus balcony from which Hitler proclaimed the Anschluss of Germany and Austria. (picture: the Hitlerpages, 2012) The Hauptplatz today (picture from a helpfull source, the Hitlerpages, 2015) Another look in the same direction (picture from a helpfull source, the Hitlerpages, 2015) The Hauptplatz as seen from the Nibelungenbrücke (picture from a helpfull source, the Hitlerpages, 2015) The Rathaus (picture from a helpfull source, the Hitlerpages, 2015) The Rathaus balcony (picture from a helpfull source, the Hitlerpages, 2015) The Rathaus and its balcony  (picture from a helpfull source, the Hitlerpages, 2015) The Alter Dom seen from the Hauptplatz  (picture: The Hitlerpages, 2012) The Alter Dom in the Domgasse (picture: The Hitlerpages, 2012) The entrance of the Dom  (picture: The Hitlerpages, 2012) Left and centre: The old dome of Linz (pictures: The Hitlerpages, 2012) Right: The dome on the inside (picture: The Hitlerpages, 2012) The realschule Linz was located at this building from 1851 until 1909. The school today (picture: All rights reserved, the Hitlerpages, 2008) The main entrance (picture: All rights reserved, the Hitlerpages, 2008) The buildings that surrounded the school are no longer there.  (picture: All rights reserved, the Hitlerpages, 2008) The backside of the school (picture: All rights reserved, the Hitlerpages, 2008) Hotel Weinzinger(4) Location: Near Donau and the Eisenbahngasse Today: Gone. Generali, an insurance company is located there now.  In March 1938, when the Anschluss took place, Hitler and his staff stayed in this hotel. The building of Generali insurances was built where the Weinzinger hotel used to be. This is the building from the other side. The river runs behind it. (pictures: The Hitlerpages, 2012) Berlin 1940, Hitler looking at a model for a new opera house in Linz. The Landestheater in Linz (pictures: The Hitlerpages, 2012)

Hitler often went to the Landestheater to watch operas of Wagner.

 (picture from a helpfull source, the Hitlerpages, 2015)

The other side of the theatre (picture from a helpfull source, the Hitlerpages, 2015)

View from the Landstrasse into the Schmidtorstrasse when Hitler visited Linz in 1938. (picture: Wallner, 2003) Right: The Landstrasse today. (picture: All rights reserved, the Hitlerpages, 2008) The same view from the Landstrasse today. (picture: All rights reserved, the Hitlerpages, 2008) View from the Landstrasse on what Kubizek probably meant by ‘Schmidtoreck’. On the left is the Promenade, in the centre begins the Schmidtorstrasse. (picture: The Hitlerpages, 2012) The other possible ‘Schmidtoreck’ is where the Hauptplatz ends and the Schmidtorstrasse begins.  (picture: The Hitlerpages, 2008) Corner Landstrasse-Promenade   (picture: All rights reserved, the Hitlerpages, 2008)

The Klammstrasse (picture from a helpfull source, the Hitlerpages, 2015)

The drawing of the villa (picture: Kubizek, 2002) Auf der Gugle 32. This house looks like the one on Hitler’s drawing, but the small tower on the corner of the house is not there.  (picture: All rights reserved, the Hitlerpages, 2008)

Another picture of Auf der Gugle 32 (picture from a helpfull source, the Hitlerpages, 2015)

Bockgasse 18. From the side the house looks a bit like the drawing, but the front doesn’t look the same.

 (picture from a helpfull source, the Hitlerpages, 2015)

Office Simon Wiesental (14) Location: Goethestrasse 63 Today: Gone Simon Wiesenthal had his offices here after the war. The Office of Wiesenthal has been replaced by a modern building. (picture: Im Schatten von Hitler's Heimat, 2010) The house on Fadingerstrasse 22. It looks like even the door is still the original one. (picture: All rights reserved, the Hitlerpages, 2008) There is still a hotel at Bürgerstrasse 2. (picture: The Hitlerpages, 2012) Pfennigberg (19) Location: Mountain to the east of Linz To look at Linz from the east side of town, Hitler and his friend Kubizek climbed the Pfennigberg on one of their many journeys through the region. The Nibelungen Brücke with the Pöstlingberg in the background (picture: the Hitlerpages 2012) The Pöstlingbergbahn on the Hauptplatz in Linz (picture from a helpfull source, the Hitlerpages, 2015) The view from the Pöstlingberg (picture from a helpfull source, the Hitlerpages, 2015) View on Linz from the Pöstlingberg  (picture from a helpfull source, the Hitlerpages, 2015) The church on the Pöstlingberg  (picture from a helpfull source, the Hitlerpages, 2015) Hitler might have been inside the church, but there’s no source that says he really was. (picture from a helpfull source, the Hitlerpages, 2015) St. Forian with the Augustiner Stift in the centre of the picture   (picture: wikipedia, 2005)

Chorherrenstift St. Florian (picture from a helpfull source, the Hitlerpages, 2015)

The church where Anton Bruckner was buried  (picture from a helpfull source, the Hitlerpages, 2015)

Adolf Hitler was very impressed by this church. (picture from a helpfull source, the Hitlerpages, 2015)

House of Adolf Eichmann (18b) Location: Bisschofsstrasse 3 Today: Still there The family Eichman lived in this building on the second floor. The young Adolf Eichmann grew up here. The entrance of the house is next to the blue shop window. The apartment was on the backside of the building. (picture: Im Schatten von Hitler's Heimat, 2010) The entrance to the house. (picture: The Hitlerpages, 2010) The Palais Weißenwolf today (picture: The Hitlerpages, 2012) Dr. Eduard Bloch in his practice (picture: Bundesarchiv) Führersiedling (26) Location: Linz-Harbach, Leonfeldnerstrasse The Führersiedling in Linz was ment as a housing project for the lower and middle classes. The Führersiedlung in 1943 (picture: Walter Frentz, 1943) The Nibelungenwerk in St. Valentin was a factory where a lot of forced labour was done.  (pictures: bob.swe.uni-linz.ac.at/Ebensee) The Nibelungenbrücke in April 1943, with the statues of Krimhild and Siegfried (picture: Walter Frentz, 1943) The Nibelungenbrücke in the beginning of the 40’s  (picture: Wallner, 2003) The Fischmarkt in 1938. The bridge you see here was replaced by Hitler's Nibelungenbrücke.  (picture: Wallner, 2003) A sign on the bridge says: MIT DEM UBERSCHREITEN DIESER BRUCKE ENDETEN IM JAHRE 1945 DIE SCHRECKEN DER VERTREIBUNG FUR ZEHNTAUSENDE SUDETENDEUTSCHE (picture: All rights reserved, the Hitlerpages, 2008) The same view in 2008 (picture: All rights reserved, the Hitlerpages, 2008) The statues are not longer there.  (picture: All rights reserved, the Hitlerpages, 2008) The Nibelungenbrücke today  (picture: the Hitlerpages, 2012) The Nibelungenbrücke with the Pöstlingberg in the background (picture: the Hitlerpages, 2012) A view from the bridge on the Hauptplatz of Linz (picture from a helpfull source, the Hitlerpages, 2015) A view on the bridge from the Urfahr side of the river (picture from a helpfull source, the Hitlerpages, 2015) The Nibelungenbrücke. Behind the bridge is the Hauptplatz of Linz. In the background of the picture is the Postlingberg. (picture from a helpfull source, the Hitlerpages, 2015) Hitler looking at a model of the ’new’ Linz in München, April 1943. Hitler looking at a model of Linz in the cellar of the New Reichskanzlei, on February 9, 1945

Linz is the city where Adolf Hitler lived when he was an adolescent. He went to school there for a while, but without succes. He was more interested in long walks in and outside the city and in theater. He met his friend August Kubizek here. Urfahr is a small village that has become a part of  Linz. Hitler's mother lived there for a while. Leonding is the place whre Hitler lived before they moved to Linz. His father died in Leonding. Both of his parents were burried in the village of Leonding.

1.Nibelungenbrücke 2. Rathaus 3. Hauptplatz 4. Hotel Weinzinger 5. Schmidtoreck 6. Klammstrasse 7. Promenade 8. Landstrasse 9. Alter Dom 10. Landestheater 11. Hospital Barmherzigen Schwestern 12. Realschule 13. Villa Stockbauernstrasse 14. Offices Wiesenthal 15. House of Hitler’s mother 16. Hotel Waldhorn 17. Karl-Wiser-Strasse 18. Fadingerstrasse 18a. Practice Dr. Bloch 18b. House family Eichmann 19. Pfennigberg 20. Pöstlingberg 21. Elendsimmerl 22. Holzpoldl 23. Gramastetten 24. Lichtenhag 25. St. Florian 26. Führersiedlung 27. Hermann-Göring-Werke 28. Panzerwerke Wels 29. Nibelungenwerk, St. Valentin 29a. Hauptzollamt 29b. Hauptbahnhof 30. Apartment, Urfahr 31. House of Stefanie Isak, Urfahr 32. Temprary house of Hitler’s mother, Urfahr 33. House of Hitler’s mother 34. Hitler’s home, Leonding 35. Grave of Hitler’s parents  Leonding  36. Haus Wiesinger, Leonding 37. Hitler’s school, Leonding 38. Volksschule, Leonding 39. Hotel Roter Krebs 40. Haus Thun 41. Landhaus

42. Landesmuseum 43. Turmleitenweg 44. Kalvarienberg

LINZ, URFAHR & LEONDING

Grotere kaart weergeven

Inside Gasthof Wiesinger. The picture partly shows the sofa on which Alois Hitler is said to have died.

(picture: LIFE magazine)

The couch on which Alois Hitler died in 1903. It was on display in 2009 at the Stadtmuseum.

(pictures: All rights reserved, the Hitlerpages, 2008)


The Wiesinger Inn in 2009 was turned into an Italian restaurant.

(pictures: All rights reserved, the Hitlerpages, 2008)


The Wiesinger Inn in 2012

(picture: the Hitlerpages, 2012)


The sofa in 2015, back at Gasthaus Wiesinger (picture from a helpfull source, the Hitlerpages, 2015)

Another picture of the sofa in 2015 (picture from a helpfull source, the Hitlerpages, 2015)

Volksschule (38) Location: Stadtplatz 44 Today: Gallery, Haus 44  One of the two old schools in Leonding is called the 44-Haus now. Some say Hitler (also?) attended this school... Haus 44 (picture: the Hitlerpages, 2012)

Haus 44 on the Stadtplatz. Did Hitler go to this school too?

(picture from a helpfull source, the Hitlerpages, 2015)

Hitler's school (37) Location: Michaelsbergstrasse 29 Today: Heimatmuseum Hitler attended this school for about a year in 1899. Hitler on this picture, taken at his school in Leonding, is on the last row in the middle. The Heimatmuseum in Leonding once was the school of Adolf Hitler. (picture: the Hitlerpages, 2012) The entrance of the former school of Adolf Hitler (picture: the Hitlerpages, 2012) The grave of Hitler’s parents in 2009. On the right a close-up of the picture of Hitler’s father. (pictures: All rights reserved, the Hitlerpages, 2009) A close-up of the picture of Hitler’s mother. (pictures: All rights reserved, the Hitlerpages, 2009)

The grave site of Hitler’s parents is still unused. (picture from a helpfull source, the Hitlerpages, 2015)

The location of the grave on April 30, 2012. Only afterwards I realised that I had been there on the day Hitler killed himself in 1945. The place where the tree stood is still marked on the wall.  (picture: the Hitlerpages, 2012) The house from the side of the original front door. (picture: The Hitlerpages, 2012) Hitler in Leonding in 1938

LEONDING

Festhalle/Turnfesthalle/Südbahnfesthalle

Location: Südbahnplatz/Südbahnhofgründen (?)

Today: Unsure

Hitler held a speech here on the third anniversary of the Anschluss on March 12, 1941.

The two rooms to the right of the balcony belonged to the apartment of Hitler's mother. The colored pictures were made in 2008. The picture on the right shows the main entrance.  (pictures: All rights reserved, the Hitlerpages, 2008) A close-up of the windows of the apartment of Hitler's mother.  (picture: the Hitlerpages, 2012) The house on Blütenstrasse 11 was painted since 2008.  (picture: the Hitlerpages, 2012) Blütenstrasse 9  (picture: the Hitlerpages, 2012) The Blütenstrasse in 2012  (picture: the Hitlerpages, 2012)

The house where Hitler’s mother died, during its renovation in 2015 (picture from a helpfull source, the Hitlerpages, 2015)

The construction site of Ars Electronica in 2008 (picture: All rights reserved, the Hitlerpages, 2008) Urfahr as seen from Linz in 2012. The Ars Electronica Centre is the grey building on the left. (picture: the Hitlerpages, 2012)

Kirchengasse 9 used to be on this location. (picture from a helpfull source, the Hitlerpages, 2015)

Hauptstrasse 46 in 2008 (picture: All rights reserved, the Hitlerpages, 2008) The main entrance (picture: All rights reserved, the Hitlerpages, 2008) The backside of the house (picture: the Hitlerpages, 2012) The front of the house (picture: the Hitlerpages, 2012) Another picture of the back of Hauptstrasse 46  (picture: the Hitlerpages, 2012)

The Kirchengasse area in 2015

(picture from a helpfull source, the Hitlerpages, 2015)

LINZ-URFAHR

Hauptzollamt (29a) Location: Zollamtstraße Today: Still there Alois Hitler once took his son Adolf to see the office of the Hauptzollamt in Linz. After he became the Führer of Germany and Austria he visited the building again.

The Zollamtstrasse. The Hauptzollamt is the last building in the back of the picture.

(picture: the Hitlerpages, 2012)

The Hauptzollamt (custom house) from the inside



The Hauptzollamt (custom house) from the outside

(picture: the Hitlerpages, 2012)


The Hauptzollamt from up close

(picture: the Hitlerpages, 2012)


Hauptbahnhof (29b) Location: Bahnhofplatz Today: Still there, completely renovated Adolf Hitler has used this station for sure, for instance when he travelled from Linz to Vienna.

The two lions in front of the main station of Linz were planned in nazi times for the Staatsbrücke in Salzburg. There has been discussion about this nazi-art, but the lions are still there.

The main station of Linz today (picture from a helpfull source, the Hitlerpages, 2015)

Café Baumgartner (8) Location: Not sure. There is a building in the Landstrasse with the name Baumgartner on it, but it houses shops. Hitler and his friend August Kubizek sometimes went to this café. After the war it was called café Schönberger. In the Landstrasse in Linz is a building with the name Baaumgartner. I’m not sure if it used to be the café Baumgartner. (pictures: The Hitlerpages, 2012)

Above: The former hotel Roter Krebs. The outside of the hotel has changed a lot. Right: The former hotel Roter Krebs as seen from the area of the Nibbelungen Brücke. The Hotel is in the centre of the picture.

(picture: The Hitlerpages, 2012)

Haus Thun is better known as the Mozarthaus.

The Landhaus of Linz

(picture: The Hitlerpages, 2012)

The inner courtyard of the Landhaus

(picture: The Hitlerpages, 2012)


The museum today. The gate is on the left side of the picture.

The Landesmuseum as seen from the other side. The gate is behind the tree on the right.

(picture: The Hitlerpages, 2012)

Adolf Hitler leaves the Landesmuseum through the gate on April 8, 1938.

A postcard of the Kalvarienberg

near Linz

Lokomotivfabrik Krauss & Co Location: Unknown On April 8, 1938 Adolf Hitler held a speech in the Werkhalle of the Lokomotivfabrik of Linz. On the same day he also visted the Landesmuseum.

45. St. Georgen an der Gusen 46. Rodelbach, walding

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Looking into the Promenade. There’s a good possibility that the site of the encouter hasn’t changed much over the years. (picture: All rights reserved, the Hitlerpages, 2008) The ‘Krankenhaus der barmherzigen Schwestern’  (picture: All rights reserved, the Hitlerpages, 2008) An old postcard of the ‘Krankenhaus der barmherzigen Schwestern’  (scan of this postcard received from a helpful source from the Netherlands)

The hospital today (picture from a helpfull source, the Hitlerpages, 2015)