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[Photo Journal] Remains of Hitler’s Berghof in Obersalzberg

Remains Of Hitler's Berghof in Berchtesgaden, Bavaria, Germany.


Myra here.

Every Tuesday, we share photographs from our recent or long-ago travels, or just everyday stuff that appealed to our mindful eye and sharp sensibilities as captured through fleeting images.

Remains Of Hitler’s Berghof

Address: Berchtesgaden, Bavaria, Germany.


This was one of the tours that my family and I did while we were in Munich last year. We wanted a largely historical tour of the country, mainly because my daughter was also writing a History project about Germany during World War II. It was just fitting that we visited what was known as Hitler’s residence.

What used to be a grand and private country retreat, which also served as the “second centre of power of the German Reich alongside the official capital Berlin” is now reduced to rubble after the British air raid on 1945 and being set on fire a few days later.

The US military government also blew up the remaining area in 1952, leaving only fragments that we see here today.

Look at the view from what is said to have been the Great Room Window of Berghof, that majestic mountain as your backdrop while you plan to decimate an entire race. Supposedly, this is how it looked like according to this website:

Click on the image to be taken to the websource.

And now, this is all that’s left standing. This was a goosebumps-inducing tour.

These are the remaining walls to the rear of the building. I can just imagine what these walls may have witnessed during that period.

Our entire group coming from different parts of the world and our senior but learned guide.

The view is spectacular, clearly.

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Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

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