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Berchtesgaden - Obersalzberg

Selected Bibliography

The following sources were used as references for this webpage:

Adolf Hitler - Bilder aus dem Leben des Führers. Hamburg-Altona, Cigaretten-Bilderdienst, 1936.

Adolf Hitlers Wahlheimat - Zweiundzwanzig Zeichnungen von Karl Schuster-Winkelhof, Begleitworte von Walter Schmidkunz. Munich, Münchner Buchverlag, 1933.

After The Battle magazine, Number 9, 1975.

After The Battle magazine, Number 60, 1988, "Return to the Berghof," by Jim R. Osborne (pages 50-53).

Florian M. Beierl
History of the Eagle's Nest. Berchtesgaden, Verlag Plenk, 1998.

Florian M. Beierl
Hitlers Berg - Licht ins Dunkel der Geschichte. Berchtesgaden, Verlag Beierl, 2004.

Berchtesgadener Land, Deutschland-Bildheft Nr. 139. Berlin, Universum-Verlagsanstalt, n.d. (ca. 1936), 2nd Ed.

Berchtesgadner Land. Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Verlag Hans Huber, n.d. (published under U.S. occupation, ca. 1946).

Ulrich Chaussy and Christoph Püschner
Nachbar Hitler: Führerkult und Heimatzerstörung am Obersalzberg. Berlin, Ch. links Verlag, 2001.

Silvia Fabritius
Adolf Hitler und Eva Braun auf dem Obersalzberg. Obersalzberg, Verlag Silvia Fabritius, n.d.

Bernard Frank
Der Obersalzberg im Mittelpunkt der Weltgeschehens. Berchtesgaden, Verlag Plenk, 1995.

Bernard Frank
Hitler, Göring, and the Obersalzberg. Berchtesgaden, Anton Plenk KG, 1989.

Andrew Frankel
The Eagle's Nest. Berchtesgaden, Verlag Plenk, 1985.

Pierre Galante and Eugène Silianoff
Voices from the Bunker. New York, Doubleday, 1990.

Josef Geiß
Obersalzberg: The History of a Mountain. Berchtesgaden, Anton Plenk KG, 1952 and 1980 editions.

Florentine Hamm
Obersalzberg: Wanderungen zwischen Gestern und Heute. Munich, Zentralverlag der NSDAP, 1941 (5th ed.)

Prof. Dr. Ernst Hanisch
Der Obersalzberg, das Kehlsteinhaus, und Adolf Hitler. Berchtesgaden, Verlag Plenk, 2000 ed.

David Harper
Your Complete Guide to Berchtesgaden. Berchtesgaden, D. Harper, 1997 and 2005 editions. (This book is by far the best guide in English to all the sights in the area. It is literally full of history and practical information. Check at the Berchtesgaden Tourism Center (Kurdirektion).

Max Hartmann
Die Verwandlung eines Berges unter Martin Bormann. Berchtesgaden, Verlag Plenk, 1993.

Hitlers Berghof, 1928-1945, Zeitgeschichte in Farbe. Kiel, Arndt-Verlag, 2000.

Adolf Hitler
Hitler's Secret Conversations. New York, Farrar, Straus and Young, 1953.

Heinrich Hoffmann
Hitler in seinen Bergen. Berlin, Zeitgeschichte Verlag, 1935 (also Munich, Verlag Heinrich Hoffmann, 1938).

Traudl Junge
Until the Final Hour. New York, Arcade Publishing, 2004.

Josef Neul
Adolf Hitler und der Obersalzberg. Rosenheim, Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft, 1997.

Obersalzberg Bilddokumentation. Berchtesgaden, Verlag Plenk, 1976.

The Obersalzberg and the 3. Reich. Berchtesgaden, Verlag Plenk, 1984.

Ignatius Phayre
"Hitler's Mountain Home," Homes & Gardens, November 1938, pp. 193-195.

Lt.Col. Sherman W. Pratt, US Army (Ret)
Autobahn to Berchtesgaden. Baltimore, Gateway Press, 1992.

Leonard Rapport and Arthur Northwood, Jr.
Rendezvous with Destiny - A History of the 101st Airborne Division. Washington, Infantry Journal Press, 1948.

Maria Rhomberg-Schuster
Historische Blitzlichter vom Obersalzberg. Salzburg, Selbstverlag der Verfasserin, n.d. (ca. 1953).

Christa Schroeder
Er war mein Chef. Munich, F.A. Herbig Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1985 (1992 ed.).

Franz W. Seidler
Phantom Alpenfestung? Die geheime Baupläne der Organisation Todt. Berchtesgaden, Verlag Plenk, 2000.

Sgt. Harry Sions
"The House That Hitler Built," Yank, the Army Weekly, Vol. 2, No. 14, 1 June 1945, pp. 1-5.

Albert Speer
Inside the Third Reich. New York, Macmillan, 1970.

Donald G. Taggart, ed.
History of the Third Infantry Division in World War II. Washington, Infantry Journal Press, 1947.

The Epic of the 101st Airborne. Auxerre, France, 101st Airborne Division Public Relations Office, 1945.

Nathan White
From Fedala to Berchtesgaden. Brockton, MA, Keystone Print, 1947.

My new guide book to Third Reich sites in the Berchtesgaden and Obersalzberg area has been published by Fonthill Media.
"Hitler's Berchtesgaden" is available now at Amazon and other retailers ( the Kindle version is also available from Amazon).


Manuscript and Audiovisual Sources

Eva Braun's Photo Albums, Record Group 242-EB, and Eva Braun's Motion Pictures, Record Group 111-ADC-1183, National Archives, College Park, Maryland (Archives II). (Photo references in the captions refer to album and photo number, e.g., 242-EB-27-39D indicates photo 39D in album 27.)  Click here for a guide to Eva Braun's movies.

Heinrich Hoffmann Photograph Collection, Record Group 242-H, National Archives, College Park, Maryland (Archives II).

National Archives Records Groups 260-NS, 260-NSA, and 242-HPKTC - various photos from the War Department Collection of Captured German Records, National Archives, College Park, Maryland (Archives II).

U.S. Army Military History Institute
Senior Officers Oral History Program, Project 1974 - LTG John A. Heintges (Vol. II).

Hitlers Bunkeranlagen am Obersalzberg, Teilen 1 u. 2, videotapes by BEGA Film- u. Videoproduktion, Berchtesgaden, 1994.

Obersalzberg Documentation Center website --

Interviews with Frau Ingrid Scharfenberg, Hotel zum Türken, and Herr Florian Beierl, Archiv Obersalzberg, 1999-2012.

Information and photos from Herr Ralf Hornberger, 2002-2020.

Information and photos from Mr. Tom Lewis, 2011-2020.


Guided Tours

For personal guided tours in English of Third Reich sites in Berchtesgaden and on the Obersalzberg (and other local sites) from a certified and accredited local tour guide, contact:
Tom Lewis


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