Hitler at the Westerplatte, after the battle The Westerplatte today The Schleswig-Holstein shooting at the Westerplatte This is the location where the Schleswig-Holstein was shooting from. (picture: J.J. Timmermans, 2013) Artus-Hof (6) Location: Długi Targ Today: Dwór Artusa  When Hitler visited Danzig on September 19, 1939. In the afternoon he held a speech at the Artus Hof.

The Artus Hof  today

Langgasser Tor (Goldenes Tor) (5) Location: On the beginning of a street called Długa Today: Still there Danzig is the capital of Pommeren, Poland. It lays on the Ostsee. Hitler was there for the first time when Germany took over Poland by force in 1939. Left: Hitler in front of das Goldenes Tor (Golden Gate); the tower of the Katownia is right behind it Centre: The gate today Right: The Katownia tower today DANZIG - GDAŃSK Left: Hitler and his staff near the Sonderzug in Poland Right: Hitler and Von Ribbentrop in front of the train The Jahrhunderthalle in Breslau BRESLAU - WROCŁAW Messehof Location: Unknown On December 10, 1932 Hitler spoke at the Messehof in Breslau for 15.000 parymembers. Hitler spoke at the Messehof again on the night of November 4, 1933.

Deutschen Sängerbundfest 1937

Location: Unknown

On July 31, 1937 Hitler spoke at the Deutschen Sängerbundfest, for a crowd of half a million people.

Hitler'speech

Location: Unknown

On September 27, 1936 Hitler spoke for highway workers when the 1000th Autobahnkilometer of the route from Berlin to Breslau was realised.



BEUTHEN - BYTOM GÖRLITZ - ZGORZELEC GLEIWITZ - GLIWICE ILLNAU - JEŁOWA

In- and outside the Sonderzug in Illnau, 1939

The Marienburg castle Hitler and Horthy in Marienburg MARIENBURG - MALBORK Viehmarkt (24) Location: Unknown On April 19, 1932 Hitler visited Lyck. He did a speech at the Viehmarkt. LYCK - EŁK Rochusgarten (28) Location: Unknown On July 22, 1932 Hitler spoke at the Rochusgarten in Neiße for 40.000 people. NEIßE - NYSA OGRODZIENIEC

Hindenburg and Hitler at Neudeck

Another picture of Hindenburg and Hitler at Neudeck

Hindenburg and Hitler at Neudeck

in 1934

Hindenburg in his deathbed in Neudeck

Hitler leaves Neudeck after his last visit with Hindenburg

(picture: Illustrierter Beobachter, 1936)

Hitler with Oberst Oskar von Hindeburg, son of Paul von Hindenburg on the terrace of Neudeck during the last days of Paul von Hindenburg.

(picture: Illustrierter Beobachter, 1936)

Maslow Airfield (25) Location: The village of Maslow is north-east of Kielce. The airfield is on the road 745, near the village. Today: Still there On September 10, 1939 Hitler landed at the airfield of Maslow. He went to see Kielce. MASLOW (MASLOWIE)

Hitler on the airfield of Maslow

MINSK MAZOWIECKI

Left: Hitler leaving a place where he spend the night during the Poland campaigne. The castle in the back is said to have been the Pałac Dernałowiczów, but I’m not convinced of that.

Right: The palace today

Städtischen Sportplatz (32) Location: Unknown On July 16, 1932 Hitler spoke at the Sportplatz in Osterode. OSTERODE - OSTRÓDA Speech (35) Location: Unknown On July 16, 1932 Hitler spoke somewhere in Riesenburg. RIESENBURG - PRABUTY Hitler in Rügenwalde. Ferdinand Porsche is the man with the civilian clothes (second person from the left) Dora was a canon that was built on a train wagon, so it was ‘easier’ to transport the heavy canon and because of its backfire. A bad quality picture of Hitler in front of Dora. RÜGENWALDE - DARŁOWO

Place where Hitler spend the night (34)

Location: Unknown

On September 4, 1939, after arriving at the station of Bad Polzin, Hitler made a tour to the front by car. He spend the night in Plietnietz. The day after he left Plietnitz and went to Truppenübungsplatz Gross Born.

Marktplatz (33) Location: Near a street called Targowa Today: Still a square On April 19, 1932 Hitler held a speech at the Marktplatz of Ortelsburg.

An old image of the

Marktplatz in Ortelsburg

ORTELSBURG - SZCYTNO Schützenhausplatz Location: Unknown On July 16, 1932 Hitler held a speech at the Schützenhausplatz of Ortelsburg. Eiskellergarten (31) Location: Unknown Hitler spoke at the Eiskellergarten on October 19, 1932. OPPELN - OPELE Stadion (37) Location: There is a stadium on the Juliusza Kossaka, but there’s no proof if this is the right location On July 19, 1932 Hitler spoke at the stadium of Schneidemühl. SCHNEIDEMÜHL - PIŁA

Inspection Trip (37a)

Location: Unknown

On September 6, 1939 Hitler went to Schwetz (Swiecie), Graudenz and the Tucheler Heide by car. After that he went back to Groß Born where he came from.

Battleship Deutschland (43) Location: Świnoujście harbor, exact location unknown On March 22, 1939 Hitler got on board of the battleship Deutschland in Swinemünde. SWINEMÜNDE - ŚWINOUJŚCIE

The battleship Deutschland

Raeder, Blomberg and Hitler on the battleship Deutschland in April 1934

Hitler on the battleship Deutschland between Swinmünde and Memel in March 1939

WARSAW Hitler at the Warsaw suburb of Praga or Mokotow in September 1939, looking at the troops attacking Warsaw. This could be picture of Hitler watching the airstrike on Warsaw of September 25. In the background of this picture is the St. Alexander’s church (48a) St. Alexander’s church (48a) before 1939. The roof of it can be seen on the picture above with Hitler wacthing the parade.  (picture: wikipedia) St. Alexander’s church (48a) was bombed in 1944 and rebuilt after the war, but it doesn’t look the same anymore. (picture: wikipedia)

The white builbing on the parade picture in the centre above is the Pałacyk Rembielińskiego. This is a picture of the building today.

(picture: wikipedia)


The Belvedère Palace today Airfield Okecie (47) Location: Aleja Krakowska Today: Still there When Hitler came to Warsaw on October 5, 1939, he landed on this airfield. He was in Warsaw to watch the victory parade of German soldiers in Warsaw. The airfield today The square Charles de  Gaulle in Warsaw

Hitler driving past a store called Klepczynski
Location: Unknown

The picture below shows Hitler in his car driving through the streets of Warsaw. Here he passes a store with the name Klepczynski. Send us an e-mail if you know where this location is.


Hitler driving through Warsaw
(picture: Hitler, de aanslagen, 2006)


After the parade Hitler was driven through the city. Thanks to help from Maciej from Poland this location could be traced back.

Saxon Palace - Pałac Saski w Warszawie

Location: Plac Marszałka Józefa Piłsudskiego 1-3

Today: The Saxon Palace was blown up by the Germans after the Warsaw Uprising in 1944, except for the central part of the arcade, housing the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. There is a square now.

After the victory parade of October 5, 1939 Hitler was driven through the city. A picture shows his car in front of the Saxon Palace.

A Polish website shows this picture. It’s a remaining bunker of the Anlage Mitte. TOMASZÓW MAZOWIECKI Hitler's motorcade driving through the Tucheler Heide area TUCHELER HEIDE - BORY TUCHOLSKIE Stadion (51) Location: Probably on a street called Olimpijska Today: There’s a stadium at this location. It’s probably the right one, but I’m not sure. Hitler spoke to 50.000 people in Waldenburg on July 22, 1932. WALDENBURG - WAŁBRZYCH Hitler looking at his men crossing the river  Right: German soldiers crosse the river Weichsel WEICHSEL RIVER - WISŁA TERESPOL - MALASZEWICZE

PLIETNIETZ - PŁYTNICA

SCHWETZ - ŚWIECIE The same location today, with the hotel in the background (picture: J.J. Timmermans, 2013) SOPOT The old hotel The renovated hotel STĘPINA

Anlage Süd (41)

Location: East of the village of Stepina, along the railroad track

Today: The tunnel still exists

North of a railroad between Strzyżów and Frysztak, west of Przemyśl (south-eastern Poland) were headquarters called Anlage Süd. Hitler was there on August 27, 1941 to meet Mussolini. Mussolini’s train was parked in an artificial tunnel at Anlage Süd. Hitler’s train stood in Strzyżów. He got to Anlage Süd by car. Hitler spend the night in his train and the next day he flew from Krosno Airfield to visit various headquarters near Uman (Ukraine).

Hitler and Mussolini at Anlage Süd,

in front of the tunnel


Hitler driving to Stępina or to a headquarter in the Ukraine


Hitler and Mussolini after landing in Uman

An arial view of the tunnel of Anlage Süd today


The front of the tunnel


Another picture of  the train tunnel that was part of Anlage Süd


A recent picture of the inside of the tunnel


STRZYŻÓW SUSZ

Castle Finckenstein in the beginning of the 20th century

Castle Finckenstein today

SZEROKI BÓR

Göring in front of his train in Breitenheide. On the picture on the right he’s decorating airforce men.

Göring in front of what probably where his headquarters in Breitenheide.

The same barrack. Göring is already inside.

OLSZTYNEK

The Tannenberg Denkmal had eight towers and it was built in a circle. In the 5th tower, the one right behind the entrance, Hindenburg was burried. The pictures show the Tannenberg Denkmal in German times.

Another picture of Hitler at the Tannenberg Denkmal

Hitler and Hindenburg at the Tannenberg Denkmal on August 27, 1933

There’s not much left of the monument but some ruïns on an open field. (picture: www.tannenberg-nationaldenkmal.de)

Hitler at the Tannenberg Denkmal

(picture: Illustrierter Beobachter, 1936)

Flaschfabrik (19) Location: Unknown On April 5, 1932 Hitler was in Lauenburg for a speech at the Flaschfabrik. He also spoke to Britisch Journalists of the Daily Express. LAUENBURG - LĘBORK Speech (18) Location: Unknown On October 24, 1932 Hitler held an election speech in Köslin. KÖSLIN - KOSZALIN Airfield (17) Location: South-west of the street Podkarpacka Today: Still there On August 28, 1941 Hitler took a plane here to get to the region of Uman, in the Ukraïne. There he visited several army headquarters. KROSNO ELBING - ELBLĄG Speech to the labour force of the Schichau-Werft (8a) Location: Exact location unknown On October 3, 1935 Hitler spoke to the workers of the Schichau-Werft in Elbing.

The Schichau-Werft in 1917

(picture: www.castlesofpoland.com)

The Krössinsee barracks The Krössinsee towers today  (picture: wikipedia) Ley visiting Krossinsee FALKENBURG - ZŁOCIENIEC Centre Kielce (15)  Location: Ogrodowa On September 10, 1939 Hitler landed on the airport of Maslowie (called Aero Kielecki today). He went to Kielce to see the centre of town. KIELCE Patal Biscupi/ Palace Biskupow (16) Location: Jana Pawla II, Plac Zamkowy Today: Still there When Hitler was in Kielce on September 10, 1939 he visited the Palace Biskupow. There must be pictures of this event.

Left: An old picture of the Palace Biskupow Right: A recent one

Hitler watches his troops cross the river San near in Jarosław.

Army Headquarters (14)

Location: Unknown

On September 15 Hitler went by plane from Gogolin to Jarosław to the headquarters of the 14th army. He watched his troops cross the river San. On the same day Hitler met the Greek Katholic bishop Kocylowski and Dr. Zahajkiewicz in the area. His purpose was to explore the possibility of an Ukranian Government, east of the San River (14a).

JAROSŁAW GDINGEN - GOTENHAFEN - GDYNIA Hitler in Gdynia-Hafen

Führerheadquarters (11b)

Location: Exact location unknow

On September 13, 1939 Hitler, after visiting Łódź, went to Gogolin in the afternoon. He stayed there for a while in his Sonderzug Amerika. On the 15th he took a plane from Gogolin to Jarosław to go to the headquarters of the 14th army. On September 16 Hitler was back in Gogolin. A day later Hitler left Gogolin at night to go to Goddentow-Lanz.


GOGOLIN

Inspection trip (12a)

Location: Unknown

On September 6, 1939 Hitler went to Schwetz (Swiecie), Graudenz (Grudziadz) and the Tucheler Heide by car. Before and after the visit he was at Groß Born.

GRAUDENZ - GRUDZIĄDZ


Truppenübungsplatz (12c)

Location: Unsure

Hitler came to the Groß Born Truppenübungsplatz on September 5, 1939. His Sonderzug came to the same location that day to pick him up.

GROß BORN - BORNE SULINOWO

Führerheadquarters (11a)

Location: Exact location unknown

On September 17, 1939 Hitler left Gogolin to go to Goddentow-Lanz. His train arrived on the 18th. On the next morning he Hitler left Goddentow-Lanz to go to Zoppot. The Führeheadquarters were transfered to the Kasino Hotel there. On September 25, 1939 Hitler flew from Zoppot to the Warsaw area. He visited the headquarters at Grodjisk Mazowieki. After that he returned to Godentow-Lanz.

GODDENTOW-LANZ - LĘBORK

Army Headquarters (12b)

Location: Exact location unknown

On September 22, 1939 Hitler visited the area of Warsaw. It’s not sure where he went exactly, but a few days later, on September 25, he flew to the area again. He visted the 8th and 10th army and the headquarters at Grodjisk Mazowieki to watch a large airstrike. After that he returned to Godentow-Lanz.

GRODZISK MAZOWIECKI

Festplatz (23) Location: Unknown On July 16, 1932 Hitler was in Lötzen for a speech at the Festplatz. LÖTZEN - GIZYCKO

An impression and a map of the castle

(drawing: TU Berlin Archtekturmuseum)

A postcard of the castle


The castle ruïns

(picture: Panoramio, grzechyll)

LIEBENOW - LUBNO

The border between Germany and Poland has changed a lot. On these pages the German and the Polish name of a place is mentioned, although being on this page means the place today is a part of Poland. Because a large part of the modern Poland belonged to Germany you’ll see that Hitler visited several locations on this page long before the invasion of Poland. Hitler's first actual visit to the country took place during the invasion in 1939. On the end of the campagne, on October 5, Hitler went to Poland again. In Warsaw he watched a parade of German troops. After that he made a short tour through the city.      

1. Allenstein 1a. Bahnhof, Bad Polzin

2. Jahrhunderthalle, Breslau 3. Radrennbahn Grüneiche, Breslau 4. Hindenburg Stadion, Beuthen 5. Langgasser Tor, Danzig 6. Artus-Hof, Danzig

7. Westerplatte, Danzig8. Automobil- montagehalle, Elbing 8a. Schichau-Werft, Elbing

9. Ordensburg Krössinsee  10. Gdynia-Hafen 11.Gleiwitz 11a. Goddentow-Lanz 11b. Gogolin

12. Friedrichsplatz, Görlitz 12a. Graudenz

12b. Grodzisk Mazowiecki 12c. Groß Born 13. Illnau  14. Jarosław  14a. San river 15. Kielce 16. Palace Biskupow, Kielce 17. Airfield, Krosno 18. Köslin

19. Lauenburg 20. Liegnitz 21. Wolności, Łódź

22. Radegast train station,  Łódź 23.Lötzen

24. Lyck 25. Maslow Airfield 26. Marienburg

27. Minsk Mazowiecki 28. Neiße 29. Schloß Neudeck 30. Tannenberg Denkmal 31. Oppeln 32. Osterode 33. Marktplatz, Ortelsburg 34. Plietnietz 35. Rie-senburg 36. Rügenwalde 37. Stadion, Schneidemühl              

WARSAW and OTHER PLACES BAD POLZIN - POŁCZYN-ZDRÓJ

Bahnhof (1b)

Location: Kolejowa

Today: Must be the same location as before but if the station is in its original state I don’t know.

In the beginning of the invasion of Poland, on September 4, 1939 at 1.56 a.m., Hitler’s train arrived at the station of Bad Polzin (also called Bad Polein or Bad Polin). On the same day Hitler’s Sonderzug Amerika went to Groß-Born, while Hitler paid a visite to the front by car. On this day Hitler received the news that Unity Mitford had tried to kill herself the day before. After this date Hitler travelled through Poland to follow the troops that had invaded the country.

The train station of Bad Polzin today

The invasion of Poland

Hitler's first visit to Poland took place during the invasion of the country in 1939. On September 4 he travelled by train to Bad Polein, near the border of Poland. In the following month the Führer Haupt Quartier (Hitler's train) moved permanently. Hitler visited the frontline nine times, in a long colonne of cars with a lot of security. On the end of the campagne, on October 5, Hitler went to Warsaw by plane. He landed on the airfield of Okecie. With an armed convoi Hitler went to city centre to watch a parade of German troops. After that he made a short tour through the city.

Hitler’s whereabouts during the Polenfeldzug

September 3 at 21.00 hours: Hitler’s Sonderzug left Berlin.

September 4 at 1.56 hours: Arrival at the station of Bad Polzin (Połczyn-Zdrój). Hitler made a tour to the front by car. He spend the night in Plietnietz (Płytnica).

September 5: Hitler left Plietnitz (Płytnica) and went to Truppenübungsplatz Groß Born (Borne Sulinowo), where the Sonderzug went on the same day.

September 6: Hitler went to Schwetz and Graudenz and the Tucheler Heide by car. He came back to Groß Born. September 8, at night: Hitler’s train, with Hitler in it, drove to the south to Illnau (Jełowa).

September 10: While the train remained at Illnau, Hitler went to the front by plane and car.

September 11: Hitler did another front visit in the area of Tomaszów, southeast of Łódź by plane and car. Afterwards he went back to Illnau.

September 13: Hitler left Illnau to go to Łódź by plane and car. In the afternoon he went to Gogolin, where his Sonderzug was.

September 15: Hitler went from Gogolin to Jarosław by plane to the headquarters of the 14th army. He watched his troops cross the river San.

September 16: Hitler stayed in Gogolin.

September 17: Hitler left Gogolin at night to go to Goddentow-Lanz.

September 18: Hitler arrived at Goddentow-Lanz (Lębork), 65 kilometers north-west of Danzig on September 18, 1939.

September 19: In the morning Hitler left Goddentow-Lanz. He went to Zoppot (Sopot). The FHQ was transfered to the Kasino Hotel there. In the afternoon Hitler held a speech in Danzig at the Artushof.

September 20: Hitler stayed in Zoppot.

September 21: Hitler went on to the Westerplatte with a boat. He also went on board of the ship Schleswig-Holstein. After that he visited Gotenhafen (Gdingen). He returned to Zoppot the same day.

September 22: Hitler visited the Warsaw area. He returned to Zoppot, where he stayed during the following days.

September 25: Hitler flew from Zoppot to the Warsaw area. He visited the 8th and 10th army and the headquarters at Grodjisk Mazowieki. After that he returned to Godentow-Lanz by plane.

September 26: In the morning at 9.30 hours Hitler went back to Berlin in his Sonderzug. Arrival at Berlin at 17.05 hours.

October 5: At the end of the campaign Hitler went to Warsaw again to watch a miltary parade.

38. Grand Hotel, Sopot 39. Sommerfeld 40. Messehallen, Stettin 41. Anlage Süd, Ste-pina 42. Strzyzow 43. Swinemunde 43a. Terespol 43b. Brest 44. Anlage Mitte, Tomaszow Mazowiecki 45. Tucheler Heide 46 Mokotow, Warsaw 46a. Praga, Warsaw 47. Airfield Okecie, Warsaw 48. Boulevard Aleje Ujazdowski 49. Belvedère Palace 50. Square Charles de Gaulle, Warsaw 51. Stadion Waldenburg 52. Weichsel river 53. Breitenheide 54. Schloss Finckenstein 55. Schloss Liebenow, Lubno 56. Saxon Palace, Warsaw


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