The Kaisersaal (picture: source unsure, 31-03-1938) The Römer today (picture: Mylius, wikipedia) The Bürgersaal (picture: source unsure, 31-03-1938) Picture of Hitler's motorcade driving through Frankfurt (5) Location: Braubachstrasse (near the Römer) Today: Still there The picture below shows Hitler in his car, driving through the Braubachstrasse in Frankfurt am Main. Adolf Hitler driving through the Braubachstrasse (picture: source unsure) The IG-Farben Haus  (picture: source unknown) Hitler's shoveling ceremony (picture: source unsure) Hitler's car driving on the Autobahn between Frankfurt and Darmstadt, opening of the highway (picture: source unsure)

Plane and Sonderzug (7)

Location: The Flugplatz is on the Airportring, the railroad runs north of it.

Today: Still there

On June 17, 1940 Hitler flew to Frankfurt from Belgium to go to München. In Frankfurt he got aboard his Sonderzug and he went to München.

Above: The Festhalle in the 1920’s Below: After the bombing in 1942 (pictures: copyright unknown) Inside the Festhalle during a mass meeting (pictures: copyright unknown) FRANKFURT AM MAIN GIEßEN Volkshalle (9) Location: Grünberger Strasse Today: Miller Hall On November 9 (!), 1931 Hitler held a speech at the Volkshalle. On June 17, 1932 Hitler spoke at the Festhalle in Gießen. It’s probably the same hall. The Friedrichsplatz  in 1783 (painting: unknown, 1783) The Friedrichsplatz  in 1938 (picture: copyright unknown, 1938) A postcard of the old Staatstheater on the Friedrichsplatz  (picture: copyright unknown) The new Staatstheater  (picture: Bundesarchiv, 1959) The new Staatstheater  (picture: the Hitlerpages, 2016) The Staatstheater has gone. The new Theater is on the left, behind the building. (picture: the Hitlerpages, 2016) An impression of the Friedrichsplatz (pictures: the Hitlerpages, 2016) The Wilhelmshöherplatz (today: Brüder-Grimm-Platz), looking into the Obere Königsstrasse. To get to the Adolf-Hitler-Haus you had to turn to the left and follow the curve. The house was right behind the Wilhelmshöherplatz.  (picture: copyright unknown)

Adolf-Hitler-Haus (11)

Location: Wilhelmshöher Allee 7

Today: Not longer there, replaced by a block of houses. A shop called Audio Fidelity is there now.

Hitler held a speech at the opening of the Adolf-Hitler-Haus in Kassel on February 11, 1933.

A postcard of the Adolf-Hitler-Haus   (picture: copyright unknown) The location where the Adolf-Hitler-Haus once was  (picture: the Hitlerpages, 2016)

The map shows the airport area in 2004. The runway was located between the two red dots on the right.

Großdeutschen Reichskriegertag (12)

Location: Arrival at the Flugplatz in Waldau; In between the Marie-Curie-Straße and the Fuldaaue lies an industriepark. The runway of the airport was a little east of the Antonius-Raab-Strasse.

Today: Industriepark Waldau, Kassel

On June 4, 1939 Hitler visited Kassel when the Großdeutschen Reichskriegertag took place. About 300.000 people took part of it. Hitler arrived at the airport around 10 o’clock. Keitel and Bormann join Hitler on his way to Kassel. Hitler left Kassel by air at 19.00 hours.

Both pictures: Hitler driving through Kassel on the Reichskriegertag

(pictures: copyrights unknown)

Großdeutschen Reichskriegertag – drive through the city (10, 13, 14, 15, 16)

Location: from the Leipziger Straße (13), to the Fuldabrücke (14) through the Altstadt to the Königsstraße (15) and the Friedrichsplatz (10) and he arrives at the Karlwiese (16) at the Karlsaue.

Today: The streets still have the same names.

On June 4, 1939 Hitler visited Kassel when the Großdeutschen Reichskriegertag took place. When Hitler drove through the city, thousands of people cheared him on.

Hitler in front of the speakers platform (picture: unknown)

Großdeutschen Reichskriegertag – Karlwiese (16)

Location: An der Karlsaue

Today: Still there

On June 4, 1939 Hitler visited Kassel when the Großdeutschen Reichskriegertag took place. At the Karlwiese a large army demonstration is planned. Hitler gave a speech in which he attacked England.

Hitler held his speech in front of the Orangerie on the Karlwiese. Behind the Orangerie, on the Friedrichsplatz hill, is the Staatstheater.  

(picture: Hugo Jaeger, Life-magazine)

About the same location of the picture above. Only a small part of the new Theater can be seen behind the Orangerie.  

(picture: the Hitlerpages, 2016)

More pictures of the event at the Karlsaue. (pictures: Hugo Jaeger)

The Orangerie at the Karlsaue. (picture: the Hitlerpages, 2016)

Adolf Hitler at the Obere Königsstrasse. In the background are the contours of the Hessische Landesmuseum. (picture: probably Heinrich Hoffmann, 1939)

Obere Königsstrasse Location: Obere Königsstrasse up to the Friedrichsplatz Today: Still recognizable, but the area changed a lot after WW2-bombings. Hitler was driven through the Obere Königsstrasse during Reichskriegertag, 1939.

The same location today. The Obere Königsstrasse has lost a lot of its traditional buildings.

(picture: the Hitlerpages, 2016)

A blueprint of the original Rote Palais

(drawing: wikipedia)

There’s not much left of the building but the front. columns. (picture: the Hitlerpages, 2016)

Hitler in front of the Rote Palais in 1933.

(picture: source unknown)

On top of the old facade is the 1992 artwork ‘Die Ankunft der Fremden’ of Thomas Schütte.

(picture: the Hitlerpages, 2016)

People celebrating the results of the Reichstag elections of 1933. (picture: source unknown, 1933)

The Rathaus today

(picture: the Hitlerpages, 2016)


Speech for the 9th army-corps (8)

Location: The old Watterkaserne on the Kasseler Straße was the home of Artillerie-Regiment 5 and parts of the Artillerie-Regiment 9, 29, 45 and 65. There also was an army airport in Frizlar. The speech could have taken place at the Watterkaserne, but I don’t know  the exact location.

Today: The airport is still there. Unknown what happened to the Kaserne.

On September 18, 1936 Hitler spoke to the 9th army-corps on the occasion of the so called Fahnenübergabe.

Festhalle (2) Location: Exerzierplatz, near the present Hauptbahnhof, to the southeast of the Rheinstrasse Today: Gone, the Rheinstrasse is called Berliner Allee now. On November 13, 1931 Hitler held a speech at the Festhalle.

An old picture of the Festhalle

Radrennbahn Location: Not sure Today: There is a new Radrennbahn on the Heidelbergerstrasse, but if it’s on the original location I don’t know. On June 15, 1932 Hitler held a speech at the Radrennbahn in Darmstadt. DARMSTADT

One of the things Hitler is still credited for is that he was responsible for making the German highway-system. The plans for a highway between Frankfurt and Darmstadt, both in Hessen, were already made before he came to power. Hitler visited Frankfurt several times.

1. Autobahn, Darmstadt 2. Festhalle, Darmstadt 3. Festhalle, Frankfurt

4. Römer, Frankfurt 5. Braubachstrasse, Frankfurt 6. I.G.-Farben-Haus, Frankfurt

7. Plane and Sonderzug, Frankfurt

8. Speech, Frizlar 9. Volkshalle, Gießen

10. Friedrichsplatz, Kassel 11. Adolf-Hitler-Haus, Kassel 12. Flugplatz Waldau, Kassel

13. Leipziger Strasse, Kassel 14. Fuldabrücke, Kassel 15. Königsstraße, Kassel

16. Karlwiese, Kassel 17. Marktplatz, Limburg an der Lahn 18. Friedhof, Lorsch 19. University, Marburg 20. Bürgerwiese, Marburg

21. Sportplatz, Offenbach

22. Niederwalddenkmal, Rüdesheim

23. Sportplatz, Wiesbaden 24. Adlerhorst, Ziegenberg     


Hessen weergeven op een grotere kaart




Hitler visits his soldiers Location: Unknown On December 23, 1939 Hitler visited an Aufklarungsstaffel, Infanterie Regiment Grossdeutschland, and Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler. Festzelt (tent) on the Marktplatz (17) Location: Marktplatz the Kornmarkt between the Bahnhofstrasse and the Böhmergasse Today: Still there On October 31, 1932 Hitler spoke to some 30.000 people in Limburg an der Lahn. Hitler in Limburg an der Lahn LIMBURG AN DER LAHN OFFENBACH Sportplatz (21) Location: Unknown Hitler spoke at the Offenbach Sportplatz on June 16, 1932. A picture of the Adlerhorst area ZIEGENBERG MARBURG RÜDESHEIM

Adolf Hitler at the Niederwalddenkmal. It’s hard to see, but he walks inbetween the crowds in the centre of the picture.

(picture: Heinrich Hoffmann)

A large crowd has gathered to see Hitler.

(picture: Heinrich Hoffmann)

Through a relay greetings from the Saarland were brought to Hitler.

(picture: Heinrich Hoffmann)

LORSCH Friedhof  (18) Location: Friedhofstrasse Today: Still there. Excact location of the grave unknown.  Hitler came to Lorsch on August 9, 1929 for a speech at the funeral of Erich Jost, a member of the SA.

Hospiz Baseler Hof

Location: Wiesenhüttenplatz 25 (Gutleutstrasse 74)

Today: Only the old portal is still there. It’s built inbetween buildings from 1976.

When Hitler was in Frankfurt am Main he often stayed at the Baseler Hof.

The Baseler Hof (pictures: postcards) Only a small part of the facade of the Baseler Hof remains (picture: wikipedia) The Festhalle today  (picture: wikipedia)