Speech inside a tent (17)
Location: Square on the Daxlander Strasse, that runs along the harbour. Exact location unknown.
Hitler spoke to 50.000 people in a tent on this square in Karlsruhe on November 1, 1932.
Location: Paulckplatz, Engesserstrasse 17
Today: Only the grandstand building remains.
On March 12, 1936 Hitler spoke at the Hochschulkampfbahn in Karlsruhe.
The Hochschulstadion after the war
(picture: www.karlsruhe.de, 1962)
The grandstand building of the Hochschulstadion today
Durlach - Hitler drives through Durlach on his way to Öschelbronn (18)
Location: Pfinztalstrasse 76 (in 1933 called Adolf-Hitler-Strasse).
Today: Unknown if the location of the picture is still recognisable.
On September 14, 1933 Hitler visited the village of Öschelbronn. A large fire had just ruined big parts of the village. Hitler flew from Berlin to Karlsruhe. From there he took the car through Durlach, that has now become a part of Karlsruhe and Pforzheim. Large crowds had gathered to see Hitler, who arrived at Öschelbronn at 13.45 hours. He visited the fire site and left at 14.30 hours to take his plane back to Berlin in Böblingen.
Hitler on the Adolf-Hitler-Strasse in Durlach, on his way to Öschelbronn.
The location is still recognisable.
(picture: source unknown)
Pfinztalstrasse 76 hasn’t changed very much. (lpicture: S. Degen, 2008)
Jakob Werlin shows Adolf Hitler an old Benz car at the Daimler-Benz Werkstätten
(picture: Illustrierter Beobachter)
While he lived in Führer Haupt Quartier Tannenberg in July 1940, Hitler visited Freudenstadt (picture on the left) and the Maginotlinie (picture on the right).
Hitler visits generals (3)
Today: Efringen is called Efringen-Kirchen now. The Streitkräftunterstützungskommando (SKB) is there still. One of the bunkers in the area is on the Hölzeleweg.
On May 19, 1939 Hitler was in Efringen. He held a speech for several generals.
Eutingen airfield (4)
Location: Eutingen im Gäu, exact location unknown
On June 18, 1940 Hitler left the FHQ Wolfschlucht (1) to go to FHQ Tannenberg. He departed by air from airfield Gros-Caillou and flew to Eutingen, east of Freudenstadt. From there he was driven to FHQ Tannenberg.
Hitler in Kehl (20)
On June 30, 1940 Hitler toured through the Elsass. He also visited Kehl, near the French border, right across the river from Strassburg. A lot of bunkers and war-related locations can be found back in the area.
Baden-Würtemberg is the land of the Bodensee, Heidelberg, Mannheim and Stuttgart. A large part of the German Siegfried line was along the border between Baden-Würtemberg and France. Hitler visited Stuttgart already in 1920. His FHQ Tannenberg was in this part of the country, but Hitler used it only once, in July 1940.
1. Bodensee 2. Flughafen Böblingen 3. Efringen 4. Eutingen airfield 5. Frieburg 6. Stadion Freiburg 7. Freudenstadt 8. Stadthalle Heidelberg 9. Europaischer Hof, Heidelberg 10. Harmonie, Heilbronn 11. Hauptbahnhof Heilbronn 12. Bahnhofstrasse, Heilbronn 13. Friedrich-Ebert-Brücke, Heilbronn 14. Neckar Hotel, Heilbronn 15. Festhalle, Karlsruhe 16. Hotel Germania, Karlsruhe 17. Daxlander Strasse, Karlsruhe 18. Durlach, Karlsruhe 19. Eggenstein, Karlsruhe 20. Kehl 21. Lauffen 22.Festhalle Rosengarten-Nibbelungensaal, Mannheim 23. Kloster Maulbronn 24. Niefern-Oschelbronn 25. School, Oschelbronn 26. Church Oschelbronn 27. Offenburg 28. Oppenau 29. 30. 31. Westwal bunkers 32. Saalbau Pforzheim 33. Route to Oschelbronn, Pforzheim 34. Radolfzell 35. Rastatt
36. Rennwiese, Reutlingen 37. Schwäbische Alb 38. Stadthalle Stuttgart 39. Adolf Hitler Kampfbahn, Stuttgart 40. Hauptbahnhof, Stuttgart 41. Königstrasse, Stuttgart 42. Marktplatz, Stuttgart 43. Dinkelacker Saalbau, Stuttgart 44. Herzog Christoph, Stuttgart 45. Bürgermuseum, Stuttgart 46. Liederhalle, Stuttgart 47. Friedrichsbau, Stuttgart 48. Weißenburg, Stuttgart 48a. Daimler-Benz-Werkstätten, Stuttgart 49. 50. Tannenberg 51. Ulm 52. Villingen-Schwenningen
Location: Friedrichstrasse corner Schellingstrasse (old entrance)
Today: The hospiz was ruined after the war and taken down. There’s a modern building of the L-Bank now.
When Hitler was in Stuttgart he used to stay at Hospiz Viktoria. It is said that he always mocked about the bible that was always on the bedside table there.
Inside Hospiz Viktoria
A drawing of the Hospiz Viktoria