2011 Sharkhunters "Bunker Patrol" in the Hotel zum Türken


It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words and we agree.  Look at the magnificent view (above) off the balcony - that is Berchtesgaden far below in the valley and we watch as the early morning fog burns off the town a few thousand feet below us.


This is not a picture post card and it is not a professionally taken photo.  This is just a photo taken by HARRY COOPER (1-LIFE-1983) with a simple hundred dollar camera.  Here it is not the quality of the camera or the experience of the photographer - it is the incredible scenery.

You should be here taking these photos yourself - you would love it!

Hotel zum Türken was just for Sharkhunters

For reasons that are unimportant to this story, the hotel was closed at this time - but not for Sharkhunters!  Frau SCHARFENBERG opened just for us.  We had to take care of our own room as you see by the stack of fresh towels, soap and shampoo here but Sharkhunters are not babies - we took it all in stride.  It was kinda' fun actually - we cleared our tables like we would at home, made our beds and changed towels.

Our "waiter" however, was still learning it appeared.....that was Sharkhunters President HARRY COOPER (1-LIFE-1983) and was probably the strangest waiter ever in the Hotel zum Türken.  All in all, it was a lot of fun and since Frau SCHARFENBERG has been a Member (a LIFE Member) since 1993, we take care of our Members like family because we are a family.


"The best breakfast you will get in Germany!"  Many of our Members have said this and we sure agree.


The only way to get a better breakfast would be if your mother made it for you.  Otherwise, you just can't beat this breakfast AND the scenery we have out the window.  You see it in every direction.

The 'haus bar' is the center for our socializing - the same as it was some 70 years ago for the SS officers of the security guard.


Okay, so the television set was not here 70 years ago, but let your mind run free.......can you see these officers having a schnapps here?  This was the center of their social life here on the mountain too.

Who relaxed in this room 70 years ago?  

Today it is RANDOLPH SIPLE (4684-1996) and his wife Susie - but who was it in 1941?  Listen closely - can you hear the marching feet?

The very special circular room...............

In a special place in the hotel there is a small round room.   It is said that Hitler, Bormann and others were frequently here.

Angela Smith is preparing a radio interview with Sharkhunters President HARRY COOPER (1-LIFE-1983).


Above, we watched the sun come up over the Bavarian Alps as seen from our balcony.  Here we see the incredibly breathtaking views as the sun disappears behind these magnificent mountains.  You should have been with us to see it for yourself.


Coat of Arms on the Hotel zum Türken

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