Today: The hotel was called Waldpension Ingrid in the 70’s. It is still there.
In April 1941 Hitler's Sonderzug stood at the station near this hotel. Hitler was there several times during his stay at Mönichkirchen.
The hotel door today
(picture: Hitlerpages, 2019)
A picture from the inside of the hotel and one of the roof. Thanks to a helpfull source.
(pictures: Adam Černík, 2019)
Hitler walking toward his train. He came from the hotel and walked passed the station (on the right sideof the picture) (picture: Heinrich Hoffmann, 1941)
Hitlers train at the station of Mönickirchen
(picture: Heinrich Hoffmann, 1941)
Hitler at the station square of Mönickirchen, walking from the hotel to the station
(picture: Heinrich Hoffmann, 1941)
Es ist über 70 Jahre her, dass vom südlichen Niederösterreich aus ein Stück europäische (Kriegs-) Geschichte geschrieben wurde. Unter größter Geheimhaltung befand sich vom 12. bis 25. 4. 1941 die Zentrale des "Führer-Hauptquartiers" zur Befehligung des Balkanfeldzuges im Sonderzug Adolf Hitler's, der auf der Wechselbahn am Bahnhof in Mönichkirchen abgestellt war. Einem historisch interessierten Publikum einen möglichst umfangreichen Einblick in diese Geschehnisse des April 1941 zu geben ist die Absicht dieses Buches, für das alle verfügbaren Informationen und zahlreiche Abbildungen und Dokumente der damaligen Zeit zusammengetragen wurden.
“Frühlingssturm” Ein Führer-Hauptquartier in Niederösterreich
Mönichkirchen, 12. Bis 25. April 1941 This book might be of interest to visitors of the Hitlerpages. It’s a book of 83 pages with then and now pictures and accurate information about the Führerheadquarters during the Balkans-campaign.
Führer Haupt Quartier Südost (Frühlingsstorm) - Sonderzug Amerika (17)
Location: Exit train tunnel in woods East of Mönichkirchen, Mitteregg 69
Today: The hotel was still used as a hotel after the war. Some 30 years ago refugees from the Czech Republic lived here. Now the hotel is empty and the station is not in use anymore.
Hitler's privat train arrived at Mönichkirchen on April 12, 1941 (duringthe campaign of the Balkans). It stood at the exit of a tunnel, near the hotel Mönichkircherhof. It stayed there for fourteen days. King Boris from Bulgaria, admiral Horthy from Hungary and the Italian count Ciano came here to try to take over parts of Joegoslavia. On April 20, Hitler's 52nd birthday was celebrated here with a concert in front of the train. Hitler left Mönichkirchen on April 26, 1941 to visit Graz and Marburg on his way home.
Today: Haus für Mozart/Kleines Festspielhaus, renovated in 1963 and recently. The Großen Festspielhaus of Salzburg was built after the war.
On April 6, 1938 Hitler spoke at the Festspielhais of Salzburg.
The small Festspielhaus today
(picture: the Hitlerpages, 2010)
The station from the other side and from the inside (pictures: all rights reserved, the Hitlerpages, 2011)
Hitler in front of the station of Innsbruck
(picture: Heinrich Hoffmann, 1938)
Hitler at the central station on July 30, 1940, with Gauleiter Tirol Frans Hofer and Heinz Linge
(picture: Rochus Misch, 2008)
Hitler in front of the station of Innsbruck. The only part of the old station is the part with the clock tower, on the left side of this picture. (picture: Heinrich Hoffmann, 1938)
The remains of the old station, with the clock tower. (picture: the Hitlerpages, 2017)
The Südtirolerplatz with the new station (picture: the Hitlerpages, 2017)
The old Stadtsaal of Innsbruck. It was bombed on December 16, 1944 and replaced after the war. Left of the Stadtsaal is the Landestheater.
(picture: Innsbruck Informiert, 1894)
The NSDAP Parteizentrum in 1932
The same building was turned back into the Kammer für Arbeiter und Angestellte in 1945. (picture: the Hiterpages, 2017)
Hitler passing the Hauptplatz in Melk. The building on the left is called Gasthaus Grunen Baum. In the picture on the right you see the Hauptplatz after a flood in 2002. The Gasthaus is now called Hotel Stadt Melk. The building in the centre of the black and white picture is also still there.
(picture: copyrights unknown, 1938)
After Hitler left Austria for Germany he didn’t come back to his country of birth that often. After he seized power in Germany and especially in the period of the Anschluß, he came to Austria more often. Famous locations on this page are the Brenner pass, where Hitler and Mussolini used to meet, the FHQ Mönichkirchen and Schloß Klessheim in Salzburg.