Men in uniform marked the streets of Graz, when Hitler drove by. (picture: Der Österreich-Anschluß 1938, Franz Wallner,  2003)

Hotel Mönichkirchnerhof (17)

Location: Mitteregg 69

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.

In front of the hotel Mönichkirchnerhof

Hitler at Mönichkirchen Hitler's birthday The Sonderzug near Mönichkirchen

Hitler at the station of Mönickirchen

The train at the station of Mönickirchen

Hitler at the station square of Mönickirchen

Führer Haupt Quartier Südost (Frühlingsstorm) - Sonderzug Amerika (17)

Location: Exit train tunnel in woods East of Mönichkirchen, Mitteregg 69

Today: The hotel and the railroad track are still there.

Mönichkirchen is a town between Graz and Vienna. Hitler's privat train arrived here on April 12, 1941 (during the period of the campaign of the Balkans). It stood at the exit of a tunnel, near a hotel called the Mönichkirchnerhof. 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.

“Frühlingssturm”

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.

THE NEWEST EDITION WILL BE OUT IN SEPTEMBER 2013

The authors of the book are still looking for new pictures and documents about this FHQ. If you have something that might be of their interest, you can mail them here:

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Left: a picture of the old airport  Centre and right: the new airport Reitschule (23) Location: Not sure, but it could be near the stables on the Bürgerspitalgasse/Hofstallgasse On August 14, 1923 Hitler was at a Reitschule in Salzburg for a speech. Left: The entrance of the Klessheim castle Above: Hitler speaks with Von Ribbentrop and Keitel inside the castle (pictures: Wallner, 2003) Walserberg (20) Location: Border between Germany and Austria, on the Highway A1. Exact location unknown. Today: Still there On the 7th of April in 1938 Hitler opened the building of highway between München-Salzburg-Wien on the Walserberg. Left and centre: Both Seys-Inquart (picture on the left) and Adolf Hitler (centre) spoke at this event. (pictures: Wallner, 2003) Looking at the work on the highway between Salzburg and Wien

Festspielhaus (24)

Location: Hoffstalgasse

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 after 1938 (picture: www.andreas-praefcke.de)



The small Festspielhaus today

(picture: the Hitlerpages, 2010)


Left: A crowd gathered to watch Hitler on the Residenzplatz Above: The Residenzplatz today Residenzplatz (18a) Location: Residenzplatz Today: Still there Hitler probably visited the Rathaus on April 6, 1938. Pictures show large crowds on the Residenzplatz in front of it. Salzburg with the bridge and the Hohensalzburg Fortress. Staatsbrücke (18) Location: Bridges between the Griesgasse and the Rudolfskai Today: Still there A picture below shows the bridge Hitler crossed when he visited Salzburg on April the 6th 1938. Soldiers waiting on the bridgefor Hitler to pass (picture: Wallner, 2003) Hitler crosses the bridge. In the back of the picture is the old city of Salzburg with the Schloß on the hill. View on Salzburg towards the bridge and the river, as seen from the Schloß. (picture: The Hitlerpages, 2010) Picture of Salzburg taken near the bridge (picture: The Hitlerpages, 2010)

SALZBURG

Bahnhof (25) Location: Bahnhofstrasse Today: Not sure about the authenticity of the station. There’s a railway museum near the station. Hitler's Sonderzug stopped here for a while when it was on the way to Innsbruck on 5 April 1938. Soldiers waiting for Hitler's train (picture: Wallner, 2003)

SCHWARZACH/ST.VEIT

Pictures of Hitler in Villach Locations: Unknown, near the railroadtrack In 1938 Hitler drove through Villach. The pictures show the crowds that gathered.

VILLACH

Villach 1938

Cinema (2) Location: Unknown On the 10th of October 1920 Hitler held a speach at the cinema of Gmünd against Versailles and the Weimar republic. The next day socialists prevented Hitler’s speach in the city of Gross Siegharts.

GMÜND (Waltviertel)

Left: The crowd inside the Weizer Waggonfabrik (picture: Wallner, 2003) Right: Hitler at the Waggonfabrik Weizer Waggonfabrik (3) Location: Unknown Hitler visited Graz on 3 and 4 April 1938. Hitler spoke for the 30.000 people gathered in the Weizer Waggonfabrik.  After that he went for a tour through the streets of Graz. More pictures of Hitler inside the Weizer Waggonfabrik

GRAZ

The villa on the lakeside of the Grundlsee (picture: www.murrayhall.com)

GRUNDLSEE

HALLEIN

The Alte Landhaus in Innsbruck

(picture: wikipedia, 2007)

Hitler in front of the station of Innsbruck

The station today

(pictures: all rights reserved, the Hitlerpages, 2011)

Hitler at the central station on July 30, 1940, with Gauleiter Tirol Frans Hofer and Heinz Linge

(picture: Rochus Misch, 2008)

Speech at the Stadtsaal (10) Location: Universitätstraße 1 Today: The site of the old Stadtsaal is occupied by a new Stadtsaal-building. On September 29, 1920 Hitler spoke at the Stadtsaal in Innsbruck. Left: the old Stadtsaal Right: the Landestheater, with on the right the Stadtsaal today Hotel Tyrol (7) Location: Not sure. There is an hotel called the Alphotel Tyrol on Innrain 13. Today: Could be Alphotel Tyrol Hitler visited Innsbruck after the Anschluß on 5 April 1938. He stayed at this hotel. Heinrich Hoffman takes pictures of Hitler on the balcony of Hotel Tyrol. (picture: Wallner, 2003) Innsbruck in 1939. Both black and white pictures were send to us by a helpfull source from the area of Innsbruck. The ruïned city of Innsbruck in 1945. The picture shows the Museumstraße, facing the bridge.

INNSBRUCK

The NSDAP Parteizentrum in 1932

(picture: www.tirolmultimedial.at)

The same building was turned into the Kammer für Arbeiter und Angestellte in 1945 again.

(picture: www.tirolmultimedial.at)

Hitler passing through Melk (15) Location: Hauptplatz Hitler past through Melk on his way to Wien in 1938. Hitler in Melk

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.

MELK

Left: Hitler near the abbey of Melk Right: The abbey today Hitler passing the abbey of Melk (16) Location: Wiener Strasse Hitler past through Melk on his way to Wien in 1938. A picture shows him on the Wiener Strasse driving towards the abbey of Melk.

MARIA-SAAL

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.       

1.Brenner 2. Gmünd 3. Waggonfabrik, Graz

4. Stadtpfarrkirche, Graz 5. Grundlsee 6. Hallein 7. Hotel Tyrol, Innsbruck 8. Alte Landhaus, Innsbruck 9. Bahnhof, Innsbruck 10. Stadtsaal, Innsbruck 11. Parteizentrum NSDAP, Innsbruck

12. Sandwirth Hotel, Klagenfurt 12a. Walther von der Vogelweide-Platz, Klagenfurt 12b. Neuer Platz, Klagenfurt 13. Rathaus, Klagenfurt

13a. Achter Jäger Denkmal 14. Railroad track, Maria-Saal 15. Hauptplatz, Melk 16. Abbey, Melk 17. FHQ Mönichkirchen  18. Staatsbrücke, Salzburg 18a. Residenzplatz, Salzburg19. Schloß Klessheim, Salzburg 20. Walserberg, Salzburg

21. Kurhaus, Salzburg 22. Flugplatz, Salzburg

23. Reitschule, Salzburg 24. Festspielhaus, Salzburg 25. Bahnhof, Schwarzach/St.Veit

26. Stadtsäle, St. Pölten

27. Railroad track, Villach        

OTHER PLACES IN AUSTRIA

BRENNER


The border on the Brenner in 1938, when the Anschluß took place Hitler and Mussolini inspecting Italian Mountain Troops on March 18, 1940 Hitler and Mussolini at the Brenner station on June 2, 1941 (picture: New York Times, Getty Images) The Brenner pass in 2010 (picture: The Hitlerpages, 2010) The Brenner pass station in 2011 (picture: wikipedia, 2011) The road to city hall  (pictures: Wallner, 2003) Festhalle Location: Unknown When Hitler was in Klagenfurt on April 4, 1938, he is said to have been speaking at the Festhalle at night. Sandwirth Hotel (12) Location: Pernhartgasse 9 Today: Still there, renovated Hitler was here for one night on April 4, 1938. He greeted his followers from the hotel balcony.

Rathaus (13)

Location: Neuer Platz 1

Today : Still there (don’t mistake for the old city hall on the Alten Platz that was used until 1918)

On April 4, 1938 Hitler spoke at the Festsaal of the city hall of Klagenfurt.



The Rathaus of Klagenfurt today (picture: www.wikipedia.de)

Jäger Denkmal (13a)

Location: Achterjägerpark

Today: Still there

On April 27, 1941 Hitler visited the Jäger Ehrendenkmal in Klagenfurt to honour the fallen in World War 1. He also met Dr. Leopold Pötsch, the hisory teacher he mentions in Mein Kampf, on this day.

KLAGENFURT

Klagenfurt, April 4, 1938: Hitler comes to town (picture: Wallner, 2003) Right: Somewhere in the city of Klagenfurt

Another picture of Hitler driving through the city

Die Stadtsäle (26) Location: Volklplatz 1 Today: still there Hitler spoke here on October 6, 1920. He spoke at a meeting of the National Socialist Party. The meeting ended up in a streetfight.

The Stadtsäle of St.Pölten

(picture: Lehrer, 2000)

ST. PÖLTEN

Hitler in St. Pölten in 1938

(picture: Heinrich Hoffmann, 1938)


Hitler in St. Pölten in the spring of 1939 (picture: LIFE-magazine, 1939)



Osterreich other places weergeven op een grotere kaart
Hitler in Graz, but the exact place where the picture was taken, is not clear. (picture: Der Österreich-Anschluß 1938, Franz Wallner,  2003)

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