Location: Unknown, the Schloß is at the Schloßplatz on the Jungfernstieg
Hitler held a speech at the Schloßhotel in Eutin on May 9, 1926.
Hitler held a speech at the Reithalle on May 6, 1931.
Marinesportschule/ Stabsgebäude marineschule Mürwik (6)
Location: Fördestrasse (formerly called Twedter Holz), near a busstop
Today: Still there
After Hitler’s suicide Flensburg was the capital of Germany for three weeks. Dönitz became Hitler’s successor. He tried to lead the country with men like Wilhelm Keitel, Alfred Jodl and Albert Speer (Himmler and Rosenberg were dismissed). On May 23, 1945 the Flensburg government, that housed in the Stabsgebäude of the Marineschule Mürwik, was arrested. A ship called Patria was used as sleeping-quarters. The ship layed directly opposite to the Swinemünder Strasse (that was then called the Park Strasse). (Thanks to a very helpfull friend from Scandinavia for the pictures and the information.)
The government building (then called Stabsgebäude) in 1945
Dönitz in front of the building
May 23, 1945: the Flensburg government gets arrested
The same building in 2005
Dönitz and others hear of their
arrest on the ship the Patria
Location: Kielsenger Feld, Arndstrasse 5
Today: Still there
On April 23, 1932 Hitler spoke at the Stadion in Flensburg.
Helgoland Aquarium (10)
Location: Kurpromenade 201
Today: the aquarium still exists, it’s part of the Alfred Wegner Institut für Polar- and Meeresforschung.
On August 23, 1938 Hitler and admiral Milklos Horthy, regent of Hungary were at the isle of Helgoland. There they inspected the new fortifications and the famous aquarium.
Helgoland Bunkers (9)
Location: Helgoland is an island in the Northsea, north of Wilhelmshaven, northeast of Hamburg; remains of the bunkers are all over the island
Today: The English blew up half the Island. Today people live on the island again. Almost 500.000 tourists visit the Island every year. The aquarium still exists.
On August 23, 1938 Hitler and admiral Milklos Horthy, regent of Hungary were at the isle of Helgoland. There they inspected the new fortifications and the famous aquarium. It is said that Adolf Hitler and Geli Raubal were on the island in July, 1928. After the war the English tried to blow up the bunkersystem. It is said with the heaviest not nucleair explosion in history. No one lived on the island for years. In 1952 the people came back to the island. Today parts of the remains of the bunkers can be visited. They are part of a museum.
Location: Rosenstrasse 17
On October 14, 1928 Hitler spoke at the Stadttheater in Heide.
Location: region in the centre of Schleswig-Holstein
Hitler must have visited Howenstedt in 1930. More information is not available yet.
Krupp Germania Werft (14)
Location: Gaardener Ring, near the Werftstrasse
Today: The Krupp Germania Werft was demolished after the war. On the spot where the Germania Werft was, is a new Hafenbecken.
On August 22, 1938 Hitler met admiral Milklos Horthy, regent of Hungary, in Kiel. There was a banquet and they went to see the christening ceremony of the ship Prinz Eugen. After Hitler showed Horthy the Germania Yard, they got on board of the control vessel Grille. On the next day they went over on the ship Patria. They sailed through the Wilhelm Canal to Helgoland. There they inspected the new fortifications and the famous aquarium. After that they cruised to Hamburg, where they toured through the city and lunched at town hall. Hitler saw Horthy off at the railway station. Both of them went to Berlin. Hitler made sure he was in Berlin a few minutes before Horthy, so he could welcome them to Berlin. On the 25th of August there was a military parade in Horthy’s honour in Berlin.
Right: In the back of the picture you can see Motorboot 1 (1940)
Hitler used the Grille on different occasions. It was planned to use it for the invasion of England. Hitler would arrive in London port on the yacht. There he would go on the Motorboot 1 (now called Grillet) to Winsor Castle... On May 30, 1936 Hitler and Blomberg used the Grille to cruise to Reykjavik. In 1942 Hitler and Mussolini were on the yacht in the Baltic, after the launch of battleship Führer. Dönitz announced the death of Hitler on the Grille and became the leader of Germany for short a while. After the war the Grille was sold several times. In April 1951 it was towed to a yard in Delaware river to be broken up. Motorboot 1 still exists.
A recent picture of Motorboot 1
Der Kaiser-Wilhelm-Kanal (or Nordostseekanal) (15)
Location: Between Holtenau (near Kiel) and Brunsbüttelkoog
Today: Still in use
In 1887 the Germans began with making a canal through the North of Germany, from Holtenau to Brunsbüttelkoog: the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Kanal. In 1895 the canal was ready. When Hitler and Horthy went to see Helgoland they sailed through the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Kanal.
Lokal Deutsche Wacht
On August 10, 1930 Hitler held a speech here.
Speech Hitler 1932
On April 23, 1932 Hitler held a speech in Kiel for 60.000 people.
Kiel Harbour (11)
Exact location Hitler visit: Unknown
On May 23, 1933 Hitler visited Kiel Harbour to see the fleet. The ships Deutschland, Karlsruhe, Königsberg, Schlesien, Hessen, Schleswig-Holstein and Leipzig were there. He got on board of the Leipzig together with SS and government officials like General von Blomberg, Admiral Raeder, Göring and von Papen.
Shipyard Deutsche Werke (13)
Location: Werftstrasse, dry dock 7/8, near building of HDW management on the Werftstrasse
Today: Still a shipyard
On December 8, 1936 Hitler attended the christening of the Schlachtschiff Gneisenau. On the 8th of Decmber 1938 Hitler was at the warf for the christening of the aircraft carrier Graf Zeppelin. The Graf Zeppelin was never completed. After the war the Soviets repared the damaged ship, but they only used it as a practice target. It was found back 55 km. North of Wladyslawowo (Poland) in 2006.
Hitler was in Kiel several times, for instance in 1935, visiting a U-boat, but where this event took place exactly, I haven’t found out yet.
Above and right: The Graf Zeppelin at the Shipyard Deutsche Werke
Today: Doesn’t exist anymore.
Hitler spoke here for the first time on July 20, 1932. On November 6, 1933 he held another speech here. To get to Kiel his plane was going to land at Marienburg, but because of bad weather conditions he landed in Lübeck-Travemünde. A German website describes how the people in the villages on the route to Kiel react to the Führer driving by:
Pictures of Hitler at the North Sea coast (17)
Exact Location: Unknown, not even sure if the pictures were taken in Schleswig-Holstein
Pictures in one of Hoffmann’s propaganda books show Hitler at the North Sea coast.
Left: Hitler at the North Sea (location unknown)
Right: Hitler, Hess and driver Schreck looking at manouvres of the Kriegsmarine
Airport Lübeck-Travemünde (16)
Location: Not found
On November 6, 1933 Hitler held a speech in Kiel. Hitler flew over Germany to give speeches, although only the NSDAP took part on the elections of November 12. To get to Kiel his plane would land at Marienburg, but because of bad weatherconditions and because the kompas of the plain broke down, they had to do a forced landing at the aiport of Lübeck-Travemünde. The story goes that Hitler himself identified the city of Wismar, near Travemünde, so the pilot knew where to land.
Lokal Schützenhof (18)
Location: Rendsburger Strasse 2
Today: The address mentioned above is the address of the 100 year old hotel Schützenhof in Groß Wittensee, near Rendsburg.
On August 9, 1930 Hitler held a speech at the Lokal Schützenhof. The day after he went to Kiel for a speech.
Marine Ehrenmal (15a)
Location: Strandstrasse 92
Today: Still there.
On Mai 30, 1936 Hitler was present at the inauguration of the Marine Ehrenmal in Laboe.
Location: Fransozensand 2/Neulandstrasse, Friedrichskoog
Today: Used as youth centre of the Evangelische Kirche
At the festivities on the Hitler-Koog on August 27, 1935 Hitler layed the first stone of the Neulandhalle. He also visited one of the new built homes that were created and he was the first to sign the guestbook of the community.
Hitler at the Adolf-Hitler-Koog
Speech in a tent at the Riesebuschplatz (3)
Location: There’s a road called Riesebusch, somewhere near the Eutiner Strasse, northeast of the town. The square probably was near the horsetrack at the Sonnenweg.
Lübeck was still a free city when city officials refused Hitler to speak during an election campaign. Hitler went to Bad Schwartau instead. In 1937 Lübeck’s independence ended, when Hitler (who obviously disliked the city) made the free city part of the state of Schleswig-Holstein. Hitler always referred to Lübeck as "the small city close to Bad Schwartau".
Bismarckturm Friedrichsruh (2)
Location: Hammelberg, between Schönningstedt and Krabbenkamp
Today: Still there
Hitler must also have visited the Bismarckturm once.
Friedrichsruh Castle - Bismarck Schloss (1)
Location: Am Schlossteich 1 (Friedrichsruh)
Today: Still there
Hitler visited the mausoleum of Bismarck in the castle Friedrichsruh on February 14, 1939. He arrived by train at
the station (Bahnhofstrasse).
Today: Still there
Hitler visited Hamburg 33 times, for instance on 8 september 1931 and at the end of September/the beginnning of October 1931, just a short while after the funeral of Geli Raubal. In 1934 Hitlers first official visit as Reichskanzler took place. Large crowds gathered to see the Führer. The speach Hitler held on August 17, 1934 can be found on http://www.nationalsozialismus.de, along with lots of speaches and other material from the national socialistic period in Germany. In March 1936, when Hitler was in the city again, the crowds were present hours before the arrival of Hitler.
Hitler was also in Hamburg in August 1938, for the occasion of the state visit of Horthy, the regent of Hungary. There is a documentary (can be found on the internet) showing the arrival of Hitlers Sonderzug in Hamburg for this event.
Hitler and Horthy visited the Rathaus. On March 29, 1938 Hitler spoke at the Rathaus and from the Rathaus balcony.
Hitler speaks from the Rathaus balcony.
Hitlers speach in the Grossen Festsaal of the Rathaus was broadcasted throughout the whole country.
The grosser Festsaal today
The Rathaus today
(picture: the Hitlerpages, 2009)
Hitler in Hamburg on August 17, 1934
The Rathaus on the Rathausmarkt
(picture: the Hitlerpages, 2009)
Hamburgische Staatsoper (2)
Location: Große Theaterstraße 25
Today: The old theatre burned down in 1943, a new one was built on the same spot in 1955.
Hitler visited the Staatsoper in 1935, after the Hamburger Stadttheater was renamed. It was called the Hamburgische Staatsoper. In the night of August 3, 1943 the theatre burned down, because of allied bombing. Only the stage was saved. Gerhard Weber build a new theater. It was ready in 1955.
Left: the old theatre, before 1943 Right: the Staatsoper today
Blohm & Voss Werft - Christening Kraft durch Freude-Kreuzschiffes Wilhelm Gustloff (3)
Location: Am Elbtunnel/Reiherdamm
Today: There is still a warf at this location.
On August 17, 1934 Hitler held a speech at the Blohm & Voß-Werft. In May 1937 Hitler was at the christening of the first Kraft durch Freude-Kreuzschiffes Wilhelm Gustloff. The very famous ship The Bismarck was also made at this shipyard. An armored steel plate in it’s remembrance is on the warf grounds. The Bismarck ran of slipway number 9. The remains of the Bismarck are on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.
Railway Station Hamburg (4)
Location: Between Kirchenallee and Steintorwall
Today: The station was damaged during the war. It was renovated and enlarged.
On August 22, 1938 Hitler met admiral Milklos Horthy, regent of Hungary, in Kiel. At the end of a cruise on the Nortsea they went to Hamburg, where they toured through the city and lunched at town hall. Hitler saw Horthy off at the railway station. Although seperately, both of them went to Berlin.
Hotel Atlantik (6)
Location: An der Alster 72-79
Today: Still there
On Febuari 28, 1926 Hitler spoke to the Hamburger Nationalklub, a club of lawyers, bussinessmen and high officials, in Hotel Atlantik. On December 1, 1930 he spoke to the Nationalklub again, on the same location.
Hitler spoke at the Sagebielsälen on October 6, 1927. On September 6, 1930 and September 4 and 24, 1931 he also held speeches here. In 1932 he was back here for a speech on the first of March and on the 18th of December.
Location: Sportplatz near Stadion Hoheluft. The stadium is located at the corner Martinistraße/Lokstedter Steindamm. The exact location of the Sportplatz in that period is unknown to me.
Today: The head tribune of the stadium is still original, but the stadium has been renovated. The state of the Sportplatz is unclear.
On July 20, 1932 Hitler held a speech at the Victoria-Sportplatz.
Hotel Phönix (10)
Location: Kirchenallee 56
Today: I’m not sure if the original building is still there.
Hitler spend the night at the Phönix hotel on October 6, 1927.
Racecircuit Lokstedt ‘Dirt-Track’ (5)
Location: Hamburg-Lokstedt, exact location unknown
Hitler spoke to 120.000 people at the racecircuit of Lokstedt on April 23, 1932.
Hamburg weergeven op een grotere kaart