Villa Wansee Conference (1)
Location: Am Grossen Wannsee 56 - 58
Today: Documentation centre
At this villa the Wannsee Conference took place. The conference was concerned with the organisation and implementation of  the deportation of  Jews to Eastern Europe and to murder them. The villa has become a documentation centre about the Wannsee Conference and the Holocaust. The translated minutes of the Wannsee Conference are on the website of this Documentation Centre. Look at this website for more information.

The Wannsee Villa

Schwanenwerder Island (2-6)
Location: Inselstrasse, Grunewald, Wannsee
Today: The Goebbels house and a shelter against air raids Goebbels had built are still there; the Aspen Institute houses there now.
Some important nazi’s had a house on the Schanenwerder Island. Others, among them Hitler himself, had plans to build a house there. Their addresses were:
Inselstrasse 7: Albert Speer planned to built a large villa here.
Inselstrasse 8-14: Goebbels owned these grounds. The family Goebbels lived on number 8 untill 1943.
Inselstrasse 16: Theodor Morell lived here.
Inselstrasse 18: Speer and his family rented a villa here.
Inselstrasse 20-22: A villa for Hitler was planned here.
The family Goebbels in front of their villa on Schwanenwerder Insel
(Van Capelle and Van de Bovenkamp, 2007)
Hitler on Goebbels yacht on the Wannsee
(Van Capelle and Van de Bovenkamp, 2007)
Inselstraße 8 today. Goebbels original villa is long gone.
The gate of Inselstraße 10 today
Spandau War Criminal Prison (7)
Location: Wilhelmstrasse 23 Berlin-Spandau
Today: Torn down. There’s a shopping centre now. Some parts of the building must still be there.
Some of the close (political) friends of Adolf Hitler were kept in prison here after the war. Their names: Rudolf Hess, Albert Speer, Baldur von Schirach, Walther Funk, Erich Raeder, Constantin von Neurath and Karl Dönitz.
Albert Speer gardening at
Spandau Prison (picture: Speer -Spandauer Tagebücher,  2005)
A map of the Spandau prison. The red dot marks the garden, the blue one marks the Wilhelmstrasse (Spandau). Download and enlarge the picture
to read the text and placemarks
below it
Spandau Prison in 1951
(picture: wikipedia, public domain)
An aerial view of the prison
The prison garden
(picture: Herr Einofski)
The remains of the prison
(picture: P. King)
Theodor Heuss Platz (12)
Location: The Theodor Heuss Platz is a square near the Olympic Stadium.
Today: The square is still there, but Hitlers plans with it were never realised.
The Theodor Heuss Platz has had a number of different names. Before 1933 it was called the Reichskanzler Platz. After 1933 it was renamed as Adolf Hitler Platz. Adolf Hitler drew a monument for Mussolini, that was to be placed on the square. After that the name of it would change into the Mussolini Square. Because of the war, the monument was never built.
The Reichskanzlerplatz in 1907
The Theodor Heuss Platz in modern days
The Theodor Heuss Platz in 2011 (pictures: the Hitlerpages, 2011)
Another picture of the Theodor Heuss Platz
Deutschlandhalle (15)
Location: Corner Jafféstrasse and Messedamm
Today: Destroyed. A new hall was built that was primarily used for ice hockey. The hall is going to be taken down in the near future.
Hitler opened the Deutschlandhalle in 1935. For the occasion he held a speech there. On March 24, 1936 Hitler spoke at the Deutschlandhalle. Hitlers openingsspeeches for the Winterhilfswerk 1936/37 and 1937/38 also took place at the Deutschlandhalle. The uge building was destroyed by British bombs in 1943 but it was rebuilt in 1957.  
Left: The Deutschlandhalle in 1936, Right: Hitler speaks at the Deutschlandhalle

Hitler, at the Deutschlandhalle, thanks the work force for building the new Reichskanzlei,

December 23, 1938

The old Deutschlandhalle in 1942

The new Deutschlandhalle will be replaced for a new Messehalle

Bahnhof Berlin-Finkenkrug (14)
Location: Karl-Marx-Straße
Today: There’s still a station at this location. Not sure about its origin.
Hitler and his people left the station Berlin-Finkenkrug on May  9, 1940 at 16.38 hours in the Sonderzug Amerika. The train was heading to Euskirchen, near the Felsennest in Rodert. A lot of people inside the train didin’t know where they were going because the attack on France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, that was plannes, was kept a secret. The train went through Hamburg and Hannover to get to Euskirchen.

Siemens-Werke (16-17)

Location: Siemensstadt, between Spandau and Charlottenburg

Today: Gone. The names Siemensdamm and Siemensstadt are a reminder of the Siemens-Werke. There was a so called Werksiedlung (streets where the workers lived) in and around the Harriesstrasse.

On November 10, 1933 Hitler spoke to the workers of the Siemens-factory in Berlin.

 

 

Fehrbelliner Platz (4)
Location: Hohenzollerndamm/Brandenburgische Straße
Today: Government offices
The Fehrbellinerplatz was the centre of nazi-administration. There are some good exemples of nazi-architecture there.

This building was originally used by the Nordstern-Versicherung. It was built between 1934 and 1936.
(picture: wikipedia, Doris Antony, 2008)

 

Hotel/Weinhaus Rheingold (2)
Location: In between the Bellevuestrasse and the Alte Potsdamerstrasse, near the Potsdamerplatz.
Today: Not longer there. The hotel Rheingold on the Xantener Strasse, as presented here earlier, is most likely not the right hotel.
Adolf Hitler held a speech at the hotel Rheingold on October 13, 1930.

A map with the location of Hotel Rheingold marked in black.

(map: wikipedia)

Another map of the area of Hotel Rheingold, with the plan of modern Berlin in yellow. Notice the Bahn Tower over the Bellevue side of the Rheingold building. The new Potsdamerstrasse runs right across the location where a part of the building used to be. (map: wikipedia)

Hotel Rheingold on the Belevue Strasse

(picture: wikipedia, 1907)

Hotel Rheingold on the (Alte) Potsdamerstrasse

(picture: wikipedia, 1907)

Tennishallen (Wilmersdorfer Tennishallen) (3)

Location: Brandenburgische Strasse corner Konstanzer Strasse

Today: A depot of the Berliner Hafen- und Lagerhaus Betriebe (BEHALA) is there now.

The Tennishallen were built in 3 months in 1930. The hall  served as a depot for ammunition in the war. On January 27, and February 10, 1932 Hitler spoke at the tennishall .

The Wilmersdorfer Tennishallen at the end of the war

Technische Hochschule, Wehrtechnische Fakultät (5-7)

Location: Straße des 17. Juni, remains of the planned Wehrtechnische Fakultät are behind the Telefunken-Hochhaus (Ernst-Reuter-Platz 7) on the Bismarckstraße (and underneath the Teufelsberg)

Today: The Hochschule is called Technische Universität Berlin today. Parts of the old building are still visible. The Wehrtechnische Fakultät V was never finished.

On November 27, 1937 Hitler held a speech when the first stone was layed of the Wertechnischen Fakultät of the Technischen Hochschule.

 

 

The building of the Technische Hochschule in 1895

(picture: public domain, www.wikipedia.de)

The Technische Universität in 2006. On the right, one of the walls of the old building is still there.

(picture: www.wikipedia.de)

 

Geburtstagparade 1939. Hitler watches the parade pass the Technische Hochschule.

(picture: Reichshauptstadt Berlin, 2009)

Hitler watching the parade pass the Technische Hochschule

(picture: Hitler, de aanslagen, 2006)

 

Only a wall remains of the old Technische Hochschule.

(picture: the Hitlerpages, 2011)

 

The parade Hitler watched, came past Charlottenburg gate.

(picture: the Hitlerpages, 2011)

 

Speech for students

Location: Unknown

On February 4, 1933 Hitler spoke to students in Berlin at an unknown location.

 

 

A meeting at the university in 1934. If Hitler was present or on what exact date this picture was taken, I don’t know.

(picture: Bundesarchiv, www.wikipedia.de)  

Berlin South

Berlin South here is the area south of the Bismarckstrasse, the Strasse des 17. Juni and south of it and south of the Karl-Marx-Allee/Frankfurter Allee.

1.Bar Alois Hitler 2. Hotel Rheingold 3. Wilmersdorfer Tennishallen 4. Fehrbelliner Platz 5. Wehrtechnische Fakultät 6. Ernst Reuter Platz 7. Technischen Hochschule

8. Opel dealer were William Patrick Hitler worked 9. Flakturm 10. Zoölogischer Garten 11. Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche 12. Bar Alois Hitler 13. Siegessäule 14. Albert Speers Streetlights 15. Bendlerblock 16. Haus des Deutschen Fremdesverkehrs 17. Hotel Sanssouci 18. Hotel Excelsior 19. Anhalter Bahnhof 20. Sportpalast

21. Grossbelastungskörper 22. Arc de Triomphe 23. South Station 24. Tempelhof 24a. Neue Welt

25. Reichsbank 26. Görlitzer Bahnhof

27. Treptower Park 28. or 29. Kameradschaft der Deutschen Künstler (?) 30. Villa Ribbentrop 31. Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler

32. Practice Theo Morell 1919 -1935

33. Practice Theo Morell 1935 - 1945

34. House of Leni riefenstahl

35. Office Goebbels 36. Villa Von Ribbentrop

37. Address Goebbels and Angriff 38. Bahnhof Grunewald 39. Practice Dr. Dermietzel

40. Berliner Alte Philharmonie


Berlin South weergeven op een grotere kaart

Wineshop/bar of Alois Hitler (1)
Location: Leonhardstrasse 5, about 100 m. from station Charlottenburg

Today: Not sure.
Alois Hitler, the half brother of Adolf Hitler, had a wineshop/bar at the Leonhardstrasse.

Opel Eduard Winter and other locations were William Patrick Hitler worked (8)
Location: Kurfürstendam 207

Today: Not sure
William Patrick Hitler worked in Berlin for a while, for the following companies:
1. Reichskrecht Gesellschaft
2. Opel, Rüsselheim
3. Opel Eduard Winter,
Kurfürstendam 207  
4. Schultheiss-brewery,
Landsberger Allee 24

Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächniskirche (11)
Location: Breitscheidplatz

Today: War memorial.
The ruïns of this church are a reminder of WW II. There’s a modern tower/chappel right next to it.

 

The Gedächniskirche in 1930

(picture: Berlin, Damals und Heute, 2009)

 

The Gedächniskirche is a reminder of the destructive power of war.

(coloured pictures: The Hitlerpages, 2009)

 

Zoo Flak Tower (9-10)
Location: In the southeast area of the Zoologischer Garten, near the canal
Today: The Zoo Flaktower was destroyed.
Hitler had air-raid shelters built all over Germany. Hitler gave instructions to built six towers in Berlin. Three of them were realised before the end of the war. The Zoo Flak Tower was one of them.
The Zoo Flakturm, as it was

Restaurant ‘Alois’ (12)
Location: Wittenbergplatz 3 (if the numbering hasn’t changed)

Today: There’s an Italian restaurant on this address now, called Mola.
Adolf Hitlers half brother Alois had a restaurant here.

 

The former restaurant of Alois Hitler is called Mola today.

(pictures: the Hitlerpages, 2009 & 2011)

A postcard of the restaurant ‘Alois’

(scanned postcard (1940) received from a helpful source from Holland)

Siegessäule (Victory Column) (13)
Location: Grosser Stern (square)
Today: Still there
The Siegessäule stood on the Königsplatz in front of the Reichstag. Albert Speer had it removed to the Grosser Stern because of the big plans Hitler and Speer had with the city. The column itself was not built by the nazi’s; it was in Berlin long before they came to power.

From left to right: The Siegessäule on the Königsplatz in 1930 (Berlin, Damals und Heute, 2009), the pillar under construction (picture: Reichshauptstadt Berlin, 2009) and the Siegessäule today. Albert Speer added an extra part to the pillar, as you can see on the picture on the right. (picture: the Hitlerpages, 2006)

 

Sportpalast (20)
Location: Potsdammerstrasse corner Pallaststrasse

Today: Gone since 1973
Some historical speeches took place here. Hitler spoke about the occupation of the Czech Sudetenland in 1938 and in 1943 Goebbels held his famous speech about ‘totalen Krieg’ here. But on November 16, 1928 he already held a speech at the Sportpalast. Other dates of Hitler-speeches at the Sportpalast:
May 2, September 10, 1930; May 19, 1931; February 9 and 27, April 4 and 22, September 1, November 2, 1932. On January 20, 1933 Hitler spoke to 10.000 people at the Sportpalast. On the 22nd of January that year, he spoke to 20.000 people that gathered for the Horst-Wessel-Gedenkfeier. On February 10, and March 2, 1933 he spoke at the Sportpalast again. On April 8, 1933 he spoke to members of the SA there. Other dates of speeches: October 24, 1933; October 30, 1936; March 28, 1938; September 26, 1938; October 5, 1938 (opening Winterhilfswerkes 1938/39); January 9, 1939 (speech for the workers on the new Reichskanzlei); October 10, 1939 (opening the Winterhilfswerkes 1939/40); January 24 and 30, 1940; May 3, 1940; September 4, 1940 (opening the Winterhilfswerkes 1940/41); December 18, 1940; January 30, 1941; October 3, 1941 (opening the Winterhilfswerkes 1941/42); January 30, February 15, May 30, September 28 and September 30 (opening the Winterhilfswerkes 1942/43), 1942.
Above: The Sportpalast,
September 28, 1942
Left: Hitler speaks at the
Sportpalast during the
Sudeten-crisis
Von Schleicher at the Sportpalast, January 15, 1933
The Sportpalast on January 30, 1942

Left: Inside the Sportpalast in 1932 Right: Hitler and Goebbels shaking hands at the Sportpalast on January 20, 1933 (pictures: Hitlers Handlangers, 2004)

 

Albert Speer’s Streetlights (14)
Location: Along the Strasse des 17 Juni

Today: A lot of the streetlights are still there.
Germania was never realised and the new Reichskanzlei was ruïned after the war, but Albert Speer left Berlin the streetlights along the Strasse des 17. Juni.

The streetlights designed by Albert Speer (picture: the Hitlerpages, 2004)

 

Bendlerblock/Reichswehrministerium (15)

Location: Stauffenbergstraße (originally named Bendlerstrasse), south of the Tiergarten

Today: Still there

The Bendlerblock was erected between 1911 and 1914 and used by the Reich Navy Office. During the Weimar Republic the building served as the seat of the Reichswehr Command. The building serves as secondary office of the German Federal Ministry of Defence. It also is a major memorial for the plot against Hitlers life on July 20, 1944. In the courtyard of the building the conspirators (including Graf von Stauffenberg) were executed. On March 13, 1937 Hitler held a speech for Generalfeldmaschall von Blomberg, who served the army 40 years.

 

A bombed Bendlerblock at the end of the war (picture: Van Capelle and Van de Bovenkamp, 2007)

 

The Bendlerblock and its courtyard where Stauffenberg was executed (pictures: the Hitlerpages, 2009)

 

Haus des Deutschen Fremdenverkehrs (Runde Platz) (16)

Location: Potsdammer Straße, right across the road from the Sigismundstraße (on the side of the Kulturforum Berlin and a small park)

Today: Not longer there. The Kulturforum Berlin is there now. The building was ruïned in the war. The ruïnes were taken away in the 50’s.

The house of German tourism was part of the plans for the new Germania Hitler was going to built. In fact it was one of the few parts of Germania that was almost finished.On June 14, 1938 Hitler layed the first stone of the German House of Tourisme on the Runde Platz. More information about Germania can be found here:  kunst.gymszbad.de.

 

 

 

Hitler lays the first stone of the Haus des Deutschen Fremdenverkehrs.

(picture: Bundesarchiv, www.wikipedia.de)

The building in 1959

(picture: einestages.spiegel.de)

Hitler walking towards the Haus des Deutschen Fremdenverkehrs on the Potsdammerstraße for the opening ceremony in 1938.

(picture: Reichshauotstadt Berlin, 2009)

House of General Hammerstein-Equord (15)

Location: Ostflügel of the Bendlerblock, Stauffenbergstraße (originally named Bendlerstrasse), south of the Tiergarten

Today: The Bendlerblock is still there.

On February 3, 1933 Hitler spoke for the army leaders at the house of general Hammerstein-Equord.

 

 

Speech to Reichswehrgenerälen (15)

Location: Unknown

During a meeting of the army command and the leaders of the SA on February 28, 1934 Hitler made very clear that the Reichswehr would be the only army of Germany. The SA was going to be an institute for ideological education. Röhm, the leader of the SA was very angry and he expressed his criticism on Hitler. The SA secretly continued to arm itself.

Hotel Sanssouci (17)
Location: Linkstrasse 37 (South of Potsdamer Platz)

Today: Modern buildings
On October 14, 1930 Hitler held a speech at the hotel Sanssouci. Earlier that year (on May 21-22) Hitler had a fight with Otto Strasser at this hotel. Strasser belonged to the ‘Sozialrevolutionären Flügel’ (social revolutionairy wing) of the NSDAP that stood opposite to Hitlers NSDAP from South-Germanys. Strasser wanted the NSDAP to become more of an anti-kapitalistic movement. On July 4, 1930 Strasser left the NSDAP (or was kicked out by Goebbels...).
Hitler must have stayed at this hotel on a few other occasions too. It is said that when William Patrick Hitler talked to the English press about Adolf Hitler and family-bussinness, he was invited to Berlin. In presence of his father, Alois, and his ant Hitler met him in a hotel in the Linkstrasse to strongly advise him not to talk to the press again.

 

A drawing of hotel Sanssouci
(source: www.hauptstadtberlin.org)

 

Hotel Excelsior (18)
Location: Askanischer Platz, across the street from the Anhalter Bahnhof

Today: Gone
The Hotel Excelsior was one of the biggest and most modern hotels in the world. Here the Nazi Party wanted to go on the eve of their assumption of power. The owner of the hotel must have turned down the honour. The hotel Kaiserhof was their second choice for that event.

 

Left: The Anhalter Bahnhof Site, with the Europahaus and the Excelsiorhaus (2005)

Right: The hotel Excelsior (brochure: David Levine Collection)

Anhalter Railway Station (19)
Location: Askanischer Platz 6-7
Today: Only the facade and some minor parts remain.
The (once) largest station in Europe was bombed in 1945.

Anhalter Bahnhof in 1902
(picture: Berlin, Damals und Heute, 2009)

 

The remains of the railway station today

(pictures: the Hitlerpages, 2011)

 

Hitler and Mussolini at the Anhalter Bahnhof (picture: Van Capelle and Van de Bovenkamp, 2007)

 

Grossbelastungskörper/ heavy load testing body (21)
Location: Corner General Pape Strasse/Löwenhardtdamm, near Tempelhof Airport
Today: Still there
To test if the grounds in Berlin could carry the weight of a large Triumphal Arch, Albert Speer placed a heavy load concrete testing body here. They found out the ground could support it. The plans to rebuilt Berlin were never realised.

Speers Schwerbealstungskörper was ment to test if the Berlin grounds

for the large buildings planned.

(picture: Reichshauptstadt Berlin, 2009)

Tempelhof Airport (24)
Location: Tempelhofer Damm

Today: Still there. Closed in 2007.
The Tempelhofer Feld was a Parade- und Exerzierplatz in Berlin-Tempelhof, where in 1919 the airport Tempelhofen was built. The airport was already there when Hitler came to power, but it was enlarged during the nazi-period. Hitler wanted it to be a monument. It was completed in 1943. The airport played an important roll in the cold war.
Hitler spoke to 1-2 million people on the Tempelhofer Feld on the day of Nationalen Arbeid. The Tempelhofer Feld was a Parade- und Exerzierplatz in Berlin-Tempelhof, where in 1919 the airport Tempelhofen was built. On May 1, 1934 the Tag der Nationalen Arbeid took place. Hitler spoke at the Tempelhofer Feld to 1-2 million people. On the same date and occasion, only a year later, Hitler spoke to 1,5 million people again. On September 28, 1937 he held another speech at the Tempelhofer Feld.
Flughafen Tempelhof  today
Hitler on Tempelhof on March 16, 1938

The Tempelhofer Feld on

May 1, 1935

(picture: www.napolun.com)

The airport in 1930

(picture: Hauptstadt Berlin, 1990)

Hitler arrives at Tempelhof on the 30th of November 1932.

(pictures: Hitlers Handlangers, 2004)

 

Tempelhof on May 1, 1933

(picture: Reichshauptstadt Berlin, 2009)

 

Airport Tempelhof is not longer in use. (pictures: the Hitlerpages, 2011)

Sowjet Ehrenmal (27)
Location: Treptow  Park
Today: Still there
The marble on this large memorial for the Russian soldiers was taken from the New Reichskanzlei of Adolf Hitler.
Left and centre: The Sovjet Monument in Treptow
(pictures: The Hitlerpages, 2006)
The red marble on the monument was taken from the New Reichskanzlei (right).

Germania, Triumphal Arch and South Station (22-23)

Location: Arch: Bridge between the Dudenstrasse and the Kolonnenstraße. Station: At the end of the road, somewhere in the area of the General-Pape-Strasse

Today: Never realised

Adolf Hitler and Albert Speer had great plans with Berlin. An impressive road with large buildings had to run from the Platz der Republik to the General-Pape-Strasse. On the Platz der Republik a very large building, the Great Hall, was to be built. At the location where a bridge between the Dudenstrasse and the Kolonnenstraße is today an Arc de Triomphe was to be built. At the end of the road, somewhere in the area of the General-Pape-Strasse, a large station (South Station) had to arise. Although building had begun, for instance in the Reichstag-area, and families were already forced to leave their houses, not much of the plan was realised. Today for instance the changed location of the Siegessäule and the heavy load testing body on the corner of the General-Pape-Straße and the Löwenhardtdamm are among the few leftovers of the plans to build Germania.

 

A scale model of Germania. In front is the roof of the South Station. Behind it is the Arc de Triomph and in the back is the Great Hall.

(picture: Het Nazisme, 2007)

 

Reichsbank (25)
Location: Werderstrasse, Werderscher Markt 1
Today: Foreign ministry
The architect of this building was chosen by Hitler. The building was ready in 1940. After the war it became the headquarters for the Communist Party.
Banker Schacht shows Hitler the building grounds of the new Reichsbank on May 5, 1934.

The Reichsbank

The Reichsbank has become the Foreign Ministry. (pictures: The Hitlerpages, 2010)

Görlitzer Bahnhof (26)

Location: Berlin south-east, between Wiener Strasse and the Görlizter Strasse

Today: Gone. There’s a park (the Görlizer Park) and a swimming pool now. The Spreewaldplatz used to be the Bahnhofsvorplatz. The U-bahnhof in the area is still called Görlitzer Bahnhof.

This station was the beginning of the track through Cottbus to Görlizt. Hitler used this Bahnhof for instance for his trip to Czechoslovakia. A picture below shows him returning from there.

 

Görlitzer station in 1928

(picture: wikipedia, public domain)

 

Hitler arriving at the Görlitzer Bahnhof, after a trip to Czechoslovakia.

 

A map of the area of the station. There’s a park at this location today.

(map: wikipedia, public domain)

 

Headquarters Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler/ Lichterfelde Cadet School (31)
Location: Finkkensteinallee 63
Today: Federal Archives of Germany, two stone SS-soldiers at the entrance are covered up by concrete
This military complex was not built by the nazi’s. In 1933 the SS took over the building. Several SA leaders were shot here in 1934, when Röhm and his men were killed. Hitler was here at least once, but probably a number of times.
Left: Hitler at Lichterfelde in November 1933
Right: Lichterfelde today
Villa of Ribbentrop (30)
Location: Lentzenallee 7-9, district of Dahlem

Today: Unknown, probably gone.
In the night between January 10 and 11 1933 Hitler negotiated with Papen in the villa of Ribbentrop.

Kameradadschaft der Deutschen Künstler (28 or 29)

Location: Victoriastrasse 4

Today: Unknow

It is said that Hitler used to come here.

 

Apartment Göring 1933 (18)

Location: Kaiserdamm 34, third floor

Today: Petrol station, corner Kaiserdamm/Soorstraße

Hermann Göring had an apartment on the Kaiserdamm in 1933.

 

 

Gaststätte Neue Welt (24a)
Location: Hasenheide 107-113

Today: Still there. It’s called Huxleys Neue Welt
Hitler held a speech at the Neue Welt on December 4, 1930.

A postcard of Neue Welt of 1905

(source: www.die-neue-welt.com)

The Neue Welt today

(picture: www.fotoplatz.stereographie.de)

 

Hitler at the Neue Welt in 1930

(die-neue-welt.com)

City Train Station Heerstrasse (10)
Location: Heerstrasse, near the Olympic Stadium and the Theodor Heuss Platz
Today: Not sure about the preservation of the station
Hitler welcomed Mussolini here, when he visited Berlin in 1937.

Sportforum (9)

Location: In the Hans-Braun-Strasse near the Olympic Stadium once was something called the German Sport Forum

Today: This is the location where the Sportmuseum Berlin is today.

Hitler held a speech at the Sportforum on July 27, 1932.

Internationale Automobil Ausstellung (13)

Location: Messegelände, Kaiserdamm Masurenallee; near the Funkturm

Today: Omnibusbahnhof

On February 11, 1933, March 7, 1934, February 14, 1935, February 15, 1936,  February 27, 1936, February 20, 1937, February 18, 1938 and on February 17, 1939 Hitler opened the Internationale Automobilausstellung in Berlin.

Hitler in front of the Ausstellungs-halle on February 17, 1939

(picture: Reichshauptstadt Berlin, 2009)

Hitler held an opening speech at the Automobilausstellung of 1939
(on February 17).
(picture: Reichshauptstadt Berlin, 2009)

 

Hitler at the Automobilausstellung

of 1939
(pictures: Reichshauptstadt Berlin, 2009)

The advertising poster of the Automobilausstellung in 1933

 

Hitler and Göring at the Automobilausstellung of 1934
(picture: Hitlers Handlangers, 2004)

 

The advertising poster of the Automobilausstellung in 1938

The Automobilausstellung was located near the Funkturm from 1933 until 1938. On this picture you can see the halls behind the Funkturm. In 1939 the exhibition was held on a different location on the Messegelände.

(picture: www.instanbullite.com)

A picture of the  Automobilausstellung in 1938  

(picture: www.instanbullite.com)

A picture of the  Automobilausstellung in 1938  

(picture: www.instanbullite.com)

Magda Quandt’s apartment on the Reichskanzlerplatz. From left to right: Adolf Hitler, Putzi Hanfstaengl, Ella Quandt, Magda Quandt, Bruckner and Josef Goebbels.
Magda Quandt’s apartment (12a)
Location: Reichskanzlerplatz 2
Today: Theodor Heuss Platz. Exact location today unkown.
When Magda Goebbels wasn’t married to Josef Goebbels yet, she had an apartment on the Reichskanzlerplatz 2. The picture below shows Hitler inside Magda Quandt’s apartment. Hitler was here on the night of the Reichstag fire.
Berlin West and Berlin South

THE HITLER PAGES

HISTORICAL HITLER SITES

BERLIN

Berlin West weergeven op een grotere kaart

Berlin West

What’s called Berlin West here is the area west of the road 100, the Messedamm and the Hohezollerndamm.

1.Wannsee villa

2. Planned villa Albert Speer

3. Goebbels Schwanenwerder villa

4. Villa Dr. Morell

5. Albert Speers rented villa

6. Planned villa Adolf Hitler

7. Spandau Prison 8. Olympic Stadium 9. Sportforum 10. Station Heerstrasse 11. (location deleted) 12. Theodor-Heus-Platz

12a. Apartment Magda Quandt

13. Messegelände Automobilausstellung

14. Deutschalndhalle

15. Bahnhof Finkenkrug

16. Siemensdamm

17. Harriesstraße

18. Apartment Göring

Olympic Stadium and Sporting Fields (8)
Location: Olympischer Platz
Today: Still there
The stadium was built by Werner March for the Olympic Games in 1936. The train station nearby was built in the same period. On August 1, 1936 Hitler held a speech at the opening of the Olympic Games in this stadium. On May 1, 1937 Hitler spoke to 120.000 members of the Hitlerjugend. On the same date, only a year later he spoke here again, also for the Hitlerjugend. The last yearly speech on May 1 for the Hitlerjugend took place in 1939. There were 100.000 young people present.
The Olympic Stadium today
(picture: the Hitlerpages, 2006)
Hitler coming from the stairs where the Olympic fire burned in 1936
(picture: Bundesarchiv, 1936)

Hitler speaks to the Hitlerjugend on May 1, 1939.

(picture: Hitlerjugend, 2003)

The same picture in colour

(picture: LIFE magazine, 1939)

 

The Olympic Stadium in 1936
The same stairs today. The field level was lowered for the World Championship Soccer in 2006.
(picture: the Hitlerpages, 2006)
The Führer balcony during the Olympic Games of 1936
Hitler walking on the sporting field, with the stairs behind him
(picture: Bundesarchiv, 1936)
The Olympic Stadium from the inside
(picture: the Hitlerpages, 2006)
Another picture of the same balcony
Hitler on the Führer balcony. In the centre of the picture are the Olympic stairs.
After the war the English took two meters of the balcony, so Hitlers sitting place is not longer there.
(picture: the Hitlerpages, 2013)
The Führer balcony today
(picture: the Hitlerpages, 2011)
Göring and Goebbels were also present at the Olympic Games.

Hitler on the Führer balcony of the Olympic Stadium

The Führer balcony from a distance
(picture: the Hitlerpages, 2011)

For the celebrations of May 1, 1939 there was a speakers platform made on the side of the stadium opposite to the Führer balcony.

(pictures: LIFE magazine, 1939)

 

The Olympic Stadium in 2011. (picture: the Hitlerpages, 2011)

The stadium side with the Führer balcony (picture: the Hitlerpages, 2012)
The entrance to the Führer balcony (picture: the Hitlerpages, 2012)
The stairs to the Führer lounge (picture: the Hitlerpages, 2012)
The Führer balcony
(picture: the Hitlerpages, 2012)
The side of the stadium where the speakers platform was made
(picture: the Hitlerpages, 2012)
Right behind the stadium is the Bell Tower. It can be seen through the opening in the stadium.  
(picture: the Hitlerpages, 2012)
In between the stadium and the Bell Tower is the May Field, large enough for 300.000 people.  
(picture: the Hitlerpages, 2012)
Today the May Field is only partly in use, because it is too big for almost anything. (picture: the Hitlerpages, 2012)
The opening of the Olympic Games of 1936: Adolf Hitler (in front) walks from the May Field up the stairs into the Olympic Stadium.  
(picture: Olympia 1936, band II)
The Bell Tower (picture: the Hitlerpages, 2012)
Below the Bell Tower is the Langemarckhalle, named after a place in Belgium where a German WW 1 cemetery is located.
(picture: the Hitlerpages, 2012)
Adolf Hitler inside the Langemarckhalle on August 1, 1936. His own WW1 regiment has no shield inside the hall, because it was not part of the battles in that area.
(picture: Langemarckhalle)
The hall is a memorial for the soldiers that died during WW 1 battles in the area of Langemarck. Shields of German regiments that fought there are on the walls.
(picture: the Hitlerpages, 2012)
The Langemarckhalle
(picture: the Hitlerpages, 2012)

Practice Theo Morell 1935 - 1945 (33)
Location: Kurfürstendamm 216 (corner Fasanenstraße)

Today: Still there.
Theo Morell replaced his old practice for a better one on the Kurfürstendamm in 1935, but Morell travelled a lot, because Hitler wanted him around when he was not in Berlin.

 

Morells practice was located at the first floor of this building on the Kurfürstendamm

(picture: Neumann and Eberle, 2009)

The Engel Apothek on the Mohrenstraße. This is the building where Morell got Hitlers medication.

(picture: Neumann and Eberle, 2009)

Kurfürstendamm 216 today

(pictures: the Hitlerpages, 2010)

House of Leni Riefenstahl (34)
Location: Heydenstrasse 30

Today: Still there
In June 1937, after Leni Riefenstahl bought a new house in Berlin, Hitler and Goebbels came to take a look at it.

Hitler, Riefenstahl and Goebbels in the garden of Riefenstahl’s new house

 

A picture from LIFE Magazine of Goebbels, Riefenstahl and Hitler in the garden of the house

(picture: LIFE magazine)

The same group of people in the garden of the villa

 

Ilse Riefenstahl, Frau Dr. Ebersberg, Bertha Riefenstahl, Josef Goebbels, Heinz Riefenstahl, Leni Riefenstahl and Adolf Hitler at the house on the Heydenstrasse

The house that was once the property of Lenis Riefenstahl is still there.

 

Inside the house

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Office Goebbels (35)
Location: Berliner Strasse

Today: Unknown
The first office of Josef Goebbels in Berlin was located somewhere in the Berliner Straße.

 

Goebbels in his office on the Berliner Straße (picture: Van Capelle and Van de Bovenkamp, 2007)

Villa Von Ribbentrop (36)
Location: Lentzeallee 7-9 (Berlin Dahlem)

Today: New built houses

The villa that used to be here belonged to foreign minister Von Rippentrop. Hitler and Von Papen met here in Januari 1933 to negotiate about Hitler’s appointment as chancellor.

 

Adolf Hitler visits Von Ribbentrop on his 46th birthday on April 30 (!), 1939 at Von Ribbentrops villa in Berlin Dahlem. (picture: Van Capelle and Van de Bovenkamp, 2007)

Von Ribbentrop’s villa with Himmlers car in front of it. (picture: Van Capelle and Van de Bovenkamp, 2007)

A map of the villa on the Lentzeallee (picture: Berlin Architekturmuseum)

Goebbels address in 1933 - Parteihaus NSDAP (37)
Location: Hedemannstraße 10

Today: Still there

In the Berliner Adressbücher of 1933 this was mentioned as the address of Josef Goebbels. It is also known as the address where the NS-Kampfblad Der Angriff came from.

 

Hedemannstrasse 10 today

(picture: zeitungsviertel.de)

Police detachment in front of the headquarters of the SA in Berlin, Hedemannstrasse. On the window on the right is the sign of Der Angriff. (picture: Getty Images, 14 April 1932)

Bahnhof Grunewald (38)
Location: Am Bahnhof Grunewald

Today: Station with monument for the Jewish people who got transported to concentration camps from this station, called Gleis 17 (Track 17)

On December 6, 1944 Adolf Hitler took his train from this station to an unknown station in the Werra area, on his way to his Führerheadquarters Adlerhorst.

 

The monument for the Jewish people who were taken to several concentration camps from this station.

 

The head building of Bahnhof Grunewald is still there.

(picture: wikipedia)

Track 17 was the track from where the most trains that transported Jewish people left.

 

Practice Dr. Karl Friedrich Dermietzel (39)
Location: Berliner Straße 97

Today: Unknown

Hitler went to doctor Dermietzel at least once, most likely during the political campaign in 1932. There are documents that prove that Hitler saw him, but it is unclear if Hitler went to his practice or if the doctor came to see him. On April 4, 1932 Hitler was in Berlin for speeches. This could be the date he saw the dotor.

 

Berliner Alte Philharmonie (40)
Location: Bernburger Straße 22/Köthener Strasse

Today: The first Philharmonie in Berlin was located at the Bernburger Straße 22. In 1898 the Beethovensaal on the Köthener Straße was added to the Philharmonie. After the war the area was ruïned. Today apartment buildings are on the grounds of the former Philharmonie. A new Philharmonie was built on the Kemperplatz between 1960 an 1963.

In November 1936 Adolf Hitler saw a concert here of the Londoner Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Thomas Beecham. On February 10, 1937 Hitler saw Wilhelm Furtwangler’s return to the concert platform here.

A postcard showing the inside of the Philharmonie in 1900

Emmy Göring, Adolf Hitler, Josef Goebbels and Hermann Göring at the Berliner Philharmonie on February 10, 1937.

Practice Theo Morell 1919 - 1935 (32)
Location: Bayreuther Strasse 7

Today: Post-war buildings.
Theo Morell had his practice here untill 1935.