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SHARKHUNTERS International
2016 "Southern Patrol"
Party Rally Grounds
 

 

     

This is the back of the massive tribunal at Zepplnfeld and this is where Adolf Hitler would arrive from his special train named 'Amerika' at the station just a stone's throw behind us.

He would enter through this very door into a great room that ran the entire width of the structure - the fabulous 'Golden Room'.  Below left is the ceiling and below right is one of the two flaming braziers that flanked the stadium outside during the rallies.

It was in this room that Hitler would meet with friends and supporters, maybe have some refreshment and all the while letting the crowd get more and more excited to see him - and he always appeared late before the crowd.  That is great showmanship.

 
     
 
     

KARL YOCHER, Member #7542 said that the Golden Room was the most vivid memory of this tour.

   
     
 
     

We see the one brazier inside the 'Golden Room' in the photo above and it has been in this room for many years but where was the other brazier?  It was recently found - in the public swimming pool!  This was used as a mini-pool for little kids.  It has been here for two or three years now.

 

Laws have recently been passed here forbidding the destruction of anything built by the Third Reich - but there is no provision to preserve these buildings.  It is estimated that it will cost some €70,000,000 just to keep this area from falling further into disrepair and the money, equal to about $84,000,000 US Dollars and that money is nowhere to be found.  We note a large incursion by weeds that will break up the structure and we suggested they put down poison to prevent this ongoing destruction.  We were told that the Green Party will not allow that - they say it is harmful to the environment.  We wonder if this is merely a way to allow Mother Nature to do what would be illegal for humans to do.

     
 
     

We are serious when we say that time and the elements are taking a terrible toll on this once-magnificent structure.

In the photo above we see massive wooden supports to keep the ceiling in place.  In the photo above right we see more heavy timbers keeping this beautiful mosaic ceiling in place.  None of this was here when we last visited.

We start up these stairs that Hitler used when he was about to make his appearance and grand entrance.  On the way up we see some old propaganda posters in one of the office here.

 
     
 
     


Modern day?  Remains of the Third Reich?
We have no way of knowing.
 
 

Finally we are at the top of the stairs and we are at THE door.  This is the door where Adolf Hitler would suddenly burst through to speak to hundreds of thousands of his followers in the field; being properly late of course.  All this to build excitement in the group.

This was the door that Hitler - and ONLY Hitler - used.  No one was allowed to use that door at any time for any reason.  Today they make sure that nobody uses this door as it is locked and welded shut........and so we go back down the stairway, out one of the lower doors and up to this door from the other side.

     
 
     
 
     
Above - one of the ends where the flaming braziers stood   Above - beginning of the circular seating
on the field facing the tribunal
     
 


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