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Tuesday, October 5th, 2004, 10:45 AM
A great website with pictures of German sites, both how they looked during the reign of the Third Reich and how they look now; www.thirdreichruins.com

I'm going to post some of these images, with comments from the website.

http://www.thirdreichruins.com/zepptribuneakgw.jpg http://www.thirdreichruins.com/ZeppFeld1now.jpg

The Zeppelintribüne grandstand at the Nazi Party Rally Grounds in Nürnberg, then and now. The U.S. Army blew up the large swastika on the top in 1945, and the columns on either side were removed in the 1960s.

http://www.thirdreichruins.com/nurnruins2.jpg http://www.thirdreichruins.com/ruins2n1.jpg

Nürnberg's importance to the Nazis naturally earned it the wrath of the Allied air forces. By the end of the war, some 90% of the old town was in ruins. Postwar rebuilding makes this similar view of the Museumsbrücke almost unrecognizable. The tower of the Burg (Castle) in the right distance is visible in the gap between the buildings.

http://www.thirdreichruins.com/KGPlatz2.jpg http://www.thirdreichruins.com/koenigsplatz1.jpg

This view shows how Hitler had King Ludwig's Königsplatz [Munich] paved, with the Ehrentempeln erected on either side of the center. To either side of the Ehrentempeln were built Nazi Party buildings designed by architect Paul Ludwig Troost. Behind the Ehrentempel seen in the left of this view can be seen the Braune Haus. The modern view shows how grass was restored to most of the Königsplatz after the war; the Ehrentempel foundations still exist in the wooded areas on either side of the street in this photo.

http://www.thirdreichruins.com/FuehrerbauGT.jpg http://www.thirdreichruins.com/AVDfb3.jpg

The main entrance to the Führerbau [Munich], then and now. The original attachment points for the eagle and swastika can still be plainly seen.


The period view shows the Führerbau, both Ehrentempeln, then the Verwaltungsbau. The modern photo from a similar perspective shows the right side of the Führerbau, the wooded area with the foundation remains of the Ehrentempeln, and the Verwaltungsbau.

Much more at www.thirdreichruins.com

Tuesday, October 5th, 2004, 06:09 PM
While browsing the site, it really hit me how glorious Germany's folkish Imperium could have become, if it wasn't ruined by a Judaized America and an equally Judaized Russia.


The Heiligenberg (Holy Mountain) overlooking Heidelberg was the site of an unusual Nazi edifice - a "Thingstätte." In early Nazi quasi-religious Völkisch ceremony and Blut und Boden (Blood and Soil) ideology, a "Thing" was an open-air gathering of the people, harking back to old Germanic pagan gatherings. Some 1200 "Thing" sites were planned, but only about 40 were built, as the Nazi hierarchy lost interest in the "Thing" movement in 1936.

http://www.thirdreichruins.com/LuitpoldarenaStrasBautAH.jpg http://www.thirdreichruins.com/Luitpold27Apr45_111SC205452.jpg

The other end of the Luitpold Arena [Nürnberg] was a grandstand with a speaker's platform and three tall swastika banners, designed by Albert Speer. The large eagles on either end were by the sculptor Kurt Schmid-Ehmen. On the left, an artist's conception from 1939; on the right, the ruins as seen by U.S. Army GIs on 27 April 1945. Only the steps at one end of this grandstand remain today, all the other ruins having been removed and covered over with earth.

Thursday, May 19th, 2005, 10:55 AM
This page presents photos of historical sites associated with Germany’s Third Reich (1933-1945), both as they appeared while in use, and as the remains appear today. These photos give a "then and now" perspective, in many cases, a virtual tour of the sites. I was inspired to write this page by a collection of photos taken by my father, U.S. Army Air Forces Lt. Delbert R. Walden, when he was stationed in Germany in 1945-46. Unfortunately, many of my father's photos are unidentified ...