Men in uniform marked the streets of Graz, when Hitler drove by. (picture: Der Österreich-Anschluß 1938, Franz Wallner,  2003) Hitler in Graz, but the exact place where the picture was taken, is not clear. (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.

Hitler leaves the main entrance of the hotel. (picture: Heinrich Hoffmann, 1941)

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 at Mönichkirchen (picture: Heinrich Hoffmann, 1941) Göring visited Hitler on his birthday (picture: Heinrich Hoffmann, 1941) The Sonderzug near Mönichkirchen (picture: Heinrich Hoffmann, 1941)

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.



Station Monichkirchen (picture: the Hitlerpages, 2019)

Station Mönichkirchen

(picture: Hitlerpages, 2019)

Hotel Mönichkirchner Hof

(picture: Hitlerpages, 2019)

The traintunnel near the station

(pictures: Hitlerpages, 2019)

Station Mönichkirchen

(picture: Hitlerpages, 2019)

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.


A picture of the old 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. Schloss Klessheim then and now.  (Hitlerpictures: Wallner, 2003/other pictures: the Hitlerpages, 2017) 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  (picture: Heinrich Hoffmann)

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 today

(picture: the Hitlerpages, 2010)

A crowd gathered to watch Hitler on the Residenzplatz (picture: copyrights unknown) 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. 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 on the bridge waiting for 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. (picture: Heinrich Hoffmann, 1938) 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)


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




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 Südtirolerplatz, in front of the hotel and the station. People are waiting for Hitler to come. (picture: old newspaper published on the website arge-ns-zeit, 1938)

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)

Hotel Tyrol (7) Location: Südtiroler Platz Today: Boardinghouse. The original building was damaged during the war. When 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) Heinrich Hoffman takes pictures of Hitler on the balcony of Hotel Tyrol. (picture: copyright unknown, 1938) The old Bahnhofplatz (Südtirolerplatz). The light cloured bulding on the right is the Innsbruck station. On the left is Hotel Tyrol. (picture: copyright unknown) Hitler leaves Innsbruck. He is walking from the hotel to the station.  (picture: copyright unknown) Innsbruck in 1939. Both black and white pictures were send to me by a helpfull source from the area of Innsbruck. (picture: copyright unknown) The ruined city of Innsbruck in 1945. The picture shows the Museumstraße, facing the bridge. (picture: copyright unknown)


Parteizentrum NSDAP (Gau Tirol-Vorarlberg) (11) Location: Maximilianstraße 7 Today: Kammer für Arbeiter und Angestellte, renovated between 2000 and 2004 There is no proof Hitler visited this building when he was in Innsbruck.

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 near the abbey of Melk (picture:: probably Heinrich Hoffmann, 1938) 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. Hitler passing through Melk (15) Location: Hauptplatz Hitler past through Melk on his way to Wien in 1938. Hitler in Melk (pictures: probably Heinrich Hoffmann, 1938)

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)


The Hauptplatz of Melk during a flood (picture: copyrights unknown)


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        



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) Festhalle Location: Unknown When Hitler was in Klagenfurt on April 4, 1938, he is said to have been speaking at the Festhalle at night.

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:

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.

The road to city hall  (pictures: Wallner, 2003) 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.


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

Another picture of Hitler driving through the city

(picture: copyright unknown, 1938)

Osterreich other places weergeven op een grotere kaart




Innsbruck was bombed by the allied forces 22 times. Some buildings that used to be there, are not longer there.  One of them is the hotel Tyrol, that used to be near the city’s station. Adolf Hitler in Innsbruck. I’m not sure about the exact location.  (picture: copyright unknown)

The Maria-Theresien-Strasse. On the left, just before the Alte Landhaus, is the Meraner Strasse.

(picture: the Hitlerpages, 2017)

Bozner Platz (picture: wikipedia, 2010)

The old Landhaus (pictures: the Hitlerpages, 2017) A short impression of what’s behind the entrance of the building (pictures: the Hitlerpages, 2017)

Behind the ‘Alte Landhaus’ is the Landhausplatz, where the local nationalsocialists built a new Landhaus (1939).

(picture: the Hitlerpages, 2017)

Ausstellungshalle Location: Ingernieur-Etzel-Strasse  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.

A new hall replaces the old Ausstellingshalle

(Picture: Von Renardo la vulpo, wikipedia)

The Ausstellingshalle was filled with 8.000 people that wanted to see and hear Adolf Hitler.

(picture: old newspaper published on the website arge-ns-zeit, 1938)

The steel construction of the old hall was used to rebuilt the so called ‘Halle B’.

(Picture: Von Renardo la vulpo, wikipedia)

The words on the mountain were lighted at night.

(Picture: copyrights unknown)

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)


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


Villach 1938

(pictures: Heinrich Hoffmann, 1938)

Die Stadtsäle (26) Location: Völklplatz 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)


Hitler in St. Pölten in 1938

(picture: Heinrich Hoffmann, 1938)

Hotel Pittner in St. Pölten

(picture: copyright and date unknown)