Germany: in Berchtesgaden, visitors to Hitler’s lair

Germany: in Berchtesgaden, visitors to Hitler’s lair

2023-10-01 22:23:30

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Published on 01/10/2023 22:23

Duration of the video: 2 min France 2 Article written by France 2 – T. De Barbeyrac, R. Kominis, M. Werth

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A site welcomes thousands of visitors from all over the world every year. This is the Eagle’s Nest, Hitler’s lair. Direction Bavaria located above the village of Berchtesgaden.

At the top of a rocky outcrop, the eagle’s nest is one of the last vestiges of Nazism still standing. In this refuge in Bavaria, Hitler made some of his most fateful decisions. Today, the place welcomes more than 300,000 visitors per year. In the buses that take them to the top of the mountain come tourists from all over the world. Inside the Eagle’s Nest, guides explain why, just before the war, Hitler decided to build this building in such a difficult to access location.

“Don’t try anything against us”

“He often invited his enemies there to show them and tell them: ‘Don’t attack us. If we decided to build this chalet on this rocky outcrop at an altitude of 1,800 meters, we can do anything, so don’t try anything against us., says a guide. The chalet was reserved for the highest dignitaries of the regime and their families. A place of relaxation, but above all of work, this is where the decision was made, among other things, for the invasion of Poland.

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