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2010 SHARKHUNTERS Patrol to the
'Southern Redoubt' of the Third Reich

'Theater House Ruins'

Above the area of Hitler's home (the Berghof), Haus Göring, Haus Bormann and the other living areas, the Third Reich built other buildings including a large theater.  We do not want the visitor to this site to think we only discover old historic ruins, walk in the footsteps of history and actually live this history so before we visit those ruins, the camera of JEFF CARSON (7228-2007) takes us to some idyllic places around Berchtesgaden.  This is a breathtakingly beautiful area and it is easy to fall in love with the area.

 
The town from above   A closer look at the town
     
 

A classic car event was in Berchtesgaden when we were there.  more than one hundred magnificent (and valuable) classic automobiles were on display including a 1955 Mercedes 300 SL "Gull Wing" coupe and a Ferrari worth half a million dollars as well as this Mercedes convertible.

 

 

     
 

Now we head for a really fascinating section of the mountain where a great many ruins are to be found.

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This turnstile is apparently meant to keep the cattle out.   We are at the ruins.
     
 

There is not hint of roofs or walls here;

 

only the concrete supports remain

     
 

Heavy snows in the winter of 1943/44 collapsed the roof

 

and with the war going so badly at that time, it was abandoned

     
 

Soon after the end of the war, the people of the area were destitute

 

so they took the wood from here to build a church in the village below.

     
 
     
 
     
 
The area has been abandoned since 1945, but it is not deserted.   Artifacts like this are still to be found.
     
 
The ammo storage here, primarily anti-aircraft shells, is some distance  

from the storage of the fuses and detonators for obvious reasons.

     
 
    Up the stairs into the fuse storage building.
     
 
Well - it USED to be a building.   These pillars supported walls or racks for the fuses.
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
We take a moment to admire the fantastic scenery.   The quaint little village of Berchtesgaden is far below.
     
 


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This is hanging in one of our favorite bistros in the area - "the Holzkäfer".  Click on the photo and let's continue.

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