The Munich Thread

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Re: The Munich Thread

Post by Br. James » 25 May 2018 16:32

Great photos, though sad to see the deterioration. I wonder what was removed from the colonnade at Bad Tolz that left those three sunken spaces in the pavement (two photos above)...looks like there were bronze plaques removed from there! Possibly some reminder of the Nazi past?

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Re: Münchener Bürger Bräu - last few

Post by SteveFBS » 09 Feb 2020 18:39

SteveFBS wrote:
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I hope some of you found these pix interesting.

-Steven
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I've been searching for a Bürger Bräu stein in this style for years to add to my collection.
Two days ago I finally acquired one. I think the graphics are really nice.
Circa 1910 or thereabouts.

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Re: The Munich Thread

Post by Br. James » 10 Feb 2020 16:52

Congratulations, Steven -- a fine example and artifact for any collection!

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Re: The Munich Thread

Post by CPB » 06 May 2022 09:40

Has anyone seen period photos of an AH bust like this one on display in/outside Party buildings in Munich?

[This screengrab is from the fall of Berlin]
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Re: The Munich Thread

Post by Makarov » 06 Jun 2022 07:20

Just got back from Munich where I spent a couple of days on work duty, but I also got some time to revisit interesting sites in and around Munich. One of these sites were Königsplatz where I was curious about Rudolf Hess office opposite the Brown House. I knew the building was gone but that doesn't necessarily means it's completely gone, but the leafy area was just empty and I could stumble on anything. However, a few meters away from Hess house lies Verwaltungsbau and something I haven´t noticed before was that its facade bares clear marks of war wounds. Most of you probably knew this, but one reason to revisit sites one has already visited is that one might notice and see things that slipped one's eyes on previous visits.
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Re: The Munich Thread

Post by Helly Angel » 07 Jun 2022 04:53

Führerhaus and Königlichen Platz. Original Postcard.
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Re: The Munich Thread

Post by Helly Angel » 07 Jun 2022 04:54

Makarov wrote:
06 Jun 2022 07:20
Just got back from Munich where I spent a couple of days on work duty, but I also got some time to revisit interesting sites in and around Munich. One of these sites were Königsplatz where I was curious about Rudolf Hess office opposite the Brown House. I knew the building was gone but that doesn't necessarily means it's completely gone, but the leafy area was just empty and I could stumble on anything. However, a few meters away from Hess house lies Verwaltungsbau and something I haven´t noticed before was that its facade bares clear marks of war wounds. Most of you probably knew this, but one reason to revisit sites one has already visited is that one might notice and see things that slipped one's eyes on previous visits.

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I did not know this Makarov, please share the photos you have!!! There I put an original postcard that arrived today from Germany.

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Re: The Munich Thread

Post by Makarov » 07 Jun 2022 18:35

Helly Angel wrote:
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I did not know this Makarov, please share the photos you have!!!.
I should clarify it's the backside of the building that bares war wounds, which can clearly be seen in the photo I published in my previous post.

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Re: The Munich Thread

Post by Br. James » 07 Jun 2022 20:02

Back in the 1990s I visited the Königsplatz area and leisurely walked around the whole square, including into both of the buildings and up onto the mounds that were the remains of the Temples of Honor. As I walked around both the Führerbau and the NSDAP Administration Building, I could plainly see the effects of shelling, gunfire and explosives displayed there on the sides of both buildings, just as it's seen in note #636 above. I'm not surprised that, 25 years later, those effects are still present -- the former Führerbau is now a music school and the Admin Building is now a museum, and those types of buildings don't usually accumulate the kinds of funds needed to carry out expensive and extensive renovations.

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Re: The Munich Thread

Post by Helly Angel » 07 Jun 2022 21:04

Br. James wrote:
07 Jun 2022 20:02
Back in the 1990s I visited the Königsplatz area and leisurely walked around the whole square, including into both of the buildings and up onto the mounds that were the remains of the Temples of Honor. As I walked around both the Führerbau and the NSDAP Administration Building, I could plainly see the effects of shelling, gunfire and explosives displayed there on the sides of both buildings....
James,

In the 90s, the ruins of the NSDAP administration building still existed? Is it the Brauhaus?

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Re: The Munich Thread

Post by Makarov » 08 Jun 2022 05:40

Helly Angel wrote:
07 Jun 2022 21:04
James,

In the 90s, the ruins of the NSDAP administration building still existed? Is it the Brauhaus?
I'm quiet sure James is talking about the Verwaltungsbau, which was a administration building of the nazi party, whilst the Brown house had the function of party office.

The ruins of the Brown house was removed in 1947.

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Re: The Munich Thread

Post by Annelie » 08 Jun 2022 13:03

I was in Munich three times in less than six years.
Still never got around to everything.

One thing that for me as an female LOL...made an great impression about
the Administration House was that the washrooms were in the original condition
and that was impressive. They spared no money in those days and it shows
in its longevity.

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Re: The Munich Thread

Post by Br. James » 08 Jun 2022 14:31

"In the 90s, the ruins of the NSDAP administration building still existed? Is it the Brauhaus?"

Hi Helly Angel,

Makarov is quite right -- I was talking about the Verwaltungsbau, the twin of the Führerbau, on the Königsplatz.

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Re: The Munich Thread

Post by Br. James » 08 Jun 2022 14:38

Hi Annelie,

You are not alone in being impressed by the condition of the washrooms, either in the Verwaltungsbau or the Führerbau! When I visited the Music School back in the 1990s, which now occupies the Führerbau, I remember using the washroom there, and I was impressed by the excellent condition of the fixtures -- they appeared to be original to the construction of the building and they were functioning perfectly.

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