The village of Spital today (picture: used by permission, the Hitlerpages, 2009) The village of Spital in 1950 (pictures: LIFE-magazine, 1950) The houses of the family of Hitler in 1950 (pictures: LIFE-magazine, 1950) Spital today (picture: used by permission, the Hitlerpages, 2009) The house where Alois Hitler lived is still there. (picture: used by permission, the Hitlerpages, 2009) The blue house is the one where Klara Pölzl lived. It was renovated. It has an extra floor to it.  (picture: JS, 2014) The yellow house is the house where Alois Hitler lived.   (picture: JS, 2014)


Right: The town of Döllersheim, as it was  Centre: The cemetery of the town before 1911 Right: The cemetery in the 80’s

(pictures: www.doellersheim.at)

Höbarth Museum (4) Location: Wiener Strasse 4 Today: Still there In this museum are some belongings of Maria Anna Schicklgruber, that were taken from a house in Strones (house 13).


This closet belonged to Maria Anna Schicklgruber, Hitler’s grandmother.

(picture: www.stephemlehrer.com)

The house in Rastenfeld where documents about Alois Hitler were found


Place of birth of Stephan Hiedler (9) Location: It’s southwest of Spital and west of Zwettl. (Another village called Walterschlag is nearer to Zwettl, to the northwest.) An ancestor of Adolf Hitler, Stephan Hiedler, was born in Walterschlag in 1672.


Graveyard (7)
Location: At the church in the centre of the small village

Today: Still there
Several family members of the Pölzl and Hitler family were buried here.

An old undated picture of the grave-yard in Spital (picture: Zdral, 2006)

The graveyard today (picture: used by permission, the Hitlerpages, 2009)

The graveyard in 1950 still had the same cross on it. (picture: LIFE-magazine, 1950)

The cross was moved, but it is still there today. (picture: used by permission, the Hitlerpages, 2009) A stone of remembrance for the soldier Gottfried Hütler, who died in 1942. Hitler’s family name was often spelled like this.  (picture: LIFE-magazine, 1950) The same grave on the same spot is refered to as the grave of Anton Stütz by LIFE-magazine.  (picture: LIFE-magazine, 1950)

This is said to have been the grave of the Pölzl family, the family of Adolf Hitler’s mother. (picture: Zdral, 2006)

The same location today. The grave has gone. (picture: used by permission, the Hitlerpages, 2009) One of the graves in 2009 (picture: used by permission, the Hitlerpages, 2009) The graveyard today (picture: JS, 2014) The ruïns of Strones


The places on this page are related to Hitler’s ancestors, that came from Niederösterreich. Some of the places were ruïned after Hitler’s order to turn the area of Döllersheim into

military training grounds. Hitler visited

the village of Spital several times.      

1.- 3. Döllersheim

4. Horn

5. Rastenfeld

6. Family houses, Spital

7. Graveyard, Spital

8. Strones

9. Walterschlag



Niederösterreich weergeven op een grotere kaart