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2017 "Southern Patrol"
On the trail of 3rd Reich World War Two History
We move to Berchtesgaden as our base of operations.
|Our hotel||The view from our balconies into the village|
|From here we head to the
Red Bull hangar
as we see here below
|They have a great
race cars and warbirds
Okay, we've had a great experience here and I almost see the green flag waving. But now, let's explore one of the biggest castles in the world. The castle at Salzburg was so huge that the bastions were little villages unto themselves, each with their own living quarters, mess halls etc. and each had its own name. We could never see the entire castle in a day - not even in a month, but let's do our best today.
|Above - this is only a small portion of the castle||Battlements everywhere|
|Photos below - we noticed
you were, the emperor could always look
down on his subjects
|As they say - it's good
to be the king!
In this case, the emperor
|The view from the castle
is certainly impressive,
so we take a break for a light lunch in a little
cafe at one of the battlements as we see here
Below - VIKTOR looks at the camera
Below that - Georgi surveys the valley
|Now we go into the castle
through the door to the right
The emperor sure lived well back then....
|Above - this is not
modern art, it is a huge,
decorative and very expensive fireplace
Above right - someone got a lot of medals
Right - more of the bedchamber
|We walk through another
ornate door and
find ourselves in in this beautiful dining
room. As we said - it's good to be the king!
|In another chamber we
find an exhibit for
World War One involvement
|We go back down into the
old section of the city
and visit the sights there. We can see the castle
far above this part of the city - photo below
|There is an entire
underground city carved out
of the solid rock of the mountain, and we go
through it all on our way to the garage
Now we depart Salzburg and even Austria and we visit a place even more historically significant - special bunkers of Adolf Hitler, Martin Bormann, Hermann Göring and others.
|Photo above - we are
looking at a machine gun
emplacement at the end of a sort hall. Translation
of the writing on the wall is:
Construction of the bunkers began middle
August 1943 as written in the book
"Hitler's Mountain Fortress"
|#5 says that this is the
way to the emergency
exit and the machine gun emplacement
#4 is the guard dog kennel
|Right - this is all the
farther we are allowed to go.
This is the property line where the government
portion of this bunker system begins and they
have walled it off with bricks as we see here.
This tunnel goes directly into the bunker complex
that ran to Hitler's home, the Berghof
|Left - after the war was
over, some jughead
fired a bazooka at this wall from the other
side for no good reason, causing this damage.
Both below - more tunnels in this complex
and Sharkhunters visits them all.
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