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Adolf Hitler's Guesthouse on the Obersalzberg
Obersalzberg Guesthouse soffit
Der Berghof - Obersalzberg
Third Reich Guesthouse Obersalzberg
Nazi eagle and swastika
NS Documentation center Obersalzberg
Berghof ruins 1945
Fuehrergebiet Obersalzberg
For many years German Chancellor Adolf Hitler had a home with a magnificent view on the Obersalzberg high above the small Bavarian town of Berchtesgaden. First known as Haus Wachenfeld Hitler vastly expanded it in the mid 1930s and renamed it the Berghof or "Mountain Home". He and his entourage, and invited guests spent a lot of time there, winter and summer, inside the SS guarded compound known as the Führergebiet (Führer Area).
For over 60 years the Guesthouse where Benito Mussolini and other dignitaries once stayed, stood next to Hitler's own mountain home, and after 1945 it still stood next to the ruins of the Berghof. It stood empty and abandoned as the ONLY building in the Hitler area on the Obersalzberg in its ORIGINAL CONDITION. Over 20 years ago the government of the town of Berchtesgaden, Bayern (Bavaria) which administered the settlement on the Obersalzberg ordered the destruction of the Guesthouse on the Obersalzberg. It might have been easily restored but was instead demolished to make way for an Anti-Nazi Interpretive Center below the Platterhof Hotel. It was simply another in a series of efforts on their part to obliterate all traces of Hitler and the Nazis within the political jurisdiction of the town of Berchtesgaden.

Before Hitler's Guesthouse was torn down, remaining portions of the soffit (the fancy molded-edge panels under the eves of the roof - see photo right) were removed and saved. In order to provide parking for visitors to the Anti-Nazi Interpretive Center next to the ruins of the Berghof, the historic Platterhof Hotel was leveled and the ground it stood on was paved over.

The 2-3/4 x 7 inch relic shown in our top photo and offered on this USMBOOKS web page , is AN ACTUAL PIECE of the original pine soffit from Hitler's Guesthouse on the Obersalzberg above Berchtesgaden, Germany, removed in 1996.

It is laser engraved as shown with the details of what it is, and comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity containing all specific data about its provenance. Each piece varies somewhat in appearance but the one shown is typical.
A FINAL NOTE: The Hitler Berghof and much of the Obersalzberg was bombed to bits by the British and American Air Forces in the very last days of World War II.

The Berghof stood in ruins until 1952 when it was leveled with explosives. Over the years since then the town of Berchtesgaden has spent a great deal of money attempting to dismantle, destroy, carry away, bury or otherwise obliterate surface evidence that Hitler, Göring, Bormann, Speer and other top Nazis ever lived on the Obersalzberg. Recently they encouraged the erection of an enormous, ugly, modern Intercontinental Hotel on the very spot where Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring once had his alpine home.

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- Original Third Reich postcards of Adolf Hitler's Berghof / Haus Wachenfeld
- Original Third Reich Rosenthal porcelain decorative wall plate of Haus Wachenfeld
- Rare original US XX Corps Artillery Berchtesgadener Hof booklet
- A postwar Obersalzberg / Berghof souvenir photo set
Certificate of Authenticity
This piece of the original pine soffit from Hitler's Guesthouse is offered
for sale for $90.00 delivered by Parcel Post in the continental USA.
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