Adolf Hitler’s Greenhouse – Berchtesgaden, Germany


Opposite of the Coal storage bunker was Adolf Hitler’s greenhouse. Hitler was a vegetarian, so it was obvious there was a need of fresh vegetables near the Berghof. Martin Bormann therefore ordered to build a Greenhouse, or “Gewächshaus” in German, between Hotel zum Türken and his own house. It was a glass house with a small building on one end, which was used for growing mushrooms.

In 1945 the Greenhouse took a direct hit in an Allied bombardment, it’s remains are completely removed except its foundations.

The foundations of Hitler’s greenhouse – Obersalzberg, Berchtesgaden Germany
The foundations of Hitler’s greenhouse – Obersalzberg, Berchtesgaden Germany
The foundations of Hitler’s greenhouse – Obersalzberg, Berchtesgaden Germany

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This concrete wall, the foundation of the greenhouse, is now a barrier between a hotel and its car park. Just below this car park is a road that leads right by the Hotel zum Türken towards the Berghof. Here is the only remaining evidence left of the Bormann’s residence. An escape door of a tunnel that used to lead to the Bormann house can be found here.



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