Neo-Nazis on a Shopping Spree

For years, the far-right NPD has been eager to buy land in Germany. The party will soon open a schooling center for young right-wingers in Gonzerath, a village near Trier. But are deals in Dresden and Bavaria a real-estate scam?

Neo-Nazis at the last "Rudolf Hess Memorial March" in the Bavarian town of Wunsiedel, where a far-right election office may replace a gourmet restaurant.
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Neo-Nazis at the last "Rudolf Hess Memorial March" in the Bavarian town of Wunsiedel, where a far-right election office may replace a gourmet restaurant.
The sophisticated cuisine Heinrich Schöpf offered his guests in the Jägerstüberl inn, in the Bavarian town of Wunsiedel, was a grand success. The renowned chef was even picked out by the authors of the Michelin guide for specialties, said to combine "homeliness" with "cosmopolitanism."

But the gourmet attraction has been closed since the start of the year, just like the Waldlust mountain inn next door -- for economic reasons, people say. A "hint of Asia," a "dash of the Orient," a "Mediterranean touch" -- that's all gone now. The NPD, Germany's largest far-right party, is moving in.

The little town is a symbolic place for the German far right; Hitler's deputy, Rudolf Hess, lies buried there. Now it seems a top-level NPD functionary named Thomas Wulff plans to open a "Rudolf Hess Memorial and Documentation Center" in the building complex. There's also talk of a "national schooling and education center" -- and of using the complex as a campaign headquarters for the NPD during next year's Bavarian regional elections.
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