We decided to visit Braunau am Inn (We were in the general area and wanted to see it incase it was torn down) after the Austrian Government threatened to forcibly seize it from its owner and tear it down Under the pretext of
“The decision is necessary because the Republic would like to prevent this house from becoming a ‘cult site’ for neo-Nazis”
Although the building had been rented by Austria’s Interior Ministry since 1972 to prevent its misuse, and was sublet to various charitable organizations. It stood empty after a care center for adults with disabilities moved out in 2011. Essentially controlling the building.
After our visit the Government did seize the building.
Then Backtracked and decided not to tear it down and work began in Oct 23 to turn it into a Police Station.
Braunau am Inn is a sleeply little town with not too much to see. We took a few pictures of the building then wondered into the main part of town where the Kaiser had Spoken (see attached pics) stopped at a small local bar had a Beer and departed.
The Allies had won and now had to decide what to do with the defeated.
Between 20 November 1945 and 1 October 1946, the International Military Tribunal tried 21 of the most important surviving leaders of Nazi Germany in the political, military, and economic spheres, as well as six German organizations. The purpose of the trial was not just to convict the defendants but also to assemble evidence of War crimes, offer a history lesson to the defeated Germans, and delegitimize the Regime
This is still an active Courtroom. You can visit when there is not a trial.
This famous city is known for being the hub of the Nazi Party. This is where the beer hall Putsch took place as well as many other historical events. Munich is where the Nazi Party started and took roots to reach across Europe.
Located underneath a hotel in Obersalzberg, the German bunkers are a rare sight for tourists. It is the closest bunker that leads to Hitler’s bunker under his frequented Berghof home.
Just across the valley from Berghof on the side of a mountain, the Tea House finished construction in 1937. The outlook from this location became Hitler’s favourite spot to read and visit guests, like Eva Braun.
One of the most infamous concentration camps of World War Two, Dachau was the first to open. It was opened by Himmler, and there are a recorded number of 32,000 deaths there while many deaths remained undocumented. After the war, the camp was used to house German soldiers awaiting trial for their war crimes.
This location is the capital of Brandenburg and also its largest city. This is where the Kaiser lived until 1918, and it is where the Potsdam conference was held in 1945. This is where the Allied powers negotiated how to treat Germany after their total surrender on the 8th of May. Major world leaders who attended include Joseph Stalin, Winston Churchill, and Harry S. Truman.
Being the largest city in Germany, Berlin was arguably one of the most important cities during the war. Berlin fosters many historic sights in relation to World War 2 including the Soviet War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate, and the Reichstag Building. Hover over the photos to find out more details for each specific sight.
This site was Hitler’s main bunker and headquarters during ww2. He met with staff, world leaders, and guests here. It is also the site of the famous assassination attempt on 20 July 1944.