PzG - Your Third Reich Nazi Hitler HQ!

HISTORY BOOKS • ADOLF HITLER MILITARIA • NAZI FLAGS POSTERS & PICS • UNIFORMS • WAR MOVIES • PINS • BADGES MEDALS • NAZI MUSIC • WW2 PROPAGANDA • DAGGERS

Distinctive Panzer, Kriegsmarine, Luftwaffe, Das Heer, Waffen SS, and German WWII Nazi resources for hobbyists,
teachers, museums and all students of Third Reich history in one convenient location.

YOUR STORIES - HITLER'S MOUNTAIN HOME
Have you heard
the latest news?

nazi waffen ss hitler third reich ww2

Join the troops of the
Wolfs Lair and MTN
and get all the latest
news and updates first!

E-mail:

Nazi resources for hobbyists.
nazi ww2 hitler flags music pictures third reich


Armbands

Perfect for reenactors!

Books

Action packed and
full of rare pictures!

Busts

Life like Hitler sculpting.
Il Duce - Mussolini Bust.

Calendars

German military history every day of the year.

Hitler greeting cards!

CDs

Rousing music of the Third Reich soldier!

Clever Like a Fox

Nazi anti-Jewish propaganda pictures.

Daggers

WWII Nazi Daggers

Decals

Reenactor helmet decals.

Dog Tags

I.D. tags make great gifts!

new nazi hitler ww2 Figures

Hitler 12" Resin Kit

Posable 1/6 Scale Figures

Adolf Hitler Nazi Third Reich Flags - Nazi

ww2 flags Flags - USA

Flying Tigers AVG

World's most complete
line of "Flying Tiger"
AVG insignia!

Hitler Bust

Life like Hitler sculpting.

Leather Goods

SS Wallets, Key Fobs, Book Covers and more.

Maps

Informative German WWII wall maps.

Mothers Cross

Gold Silver & Bronze

Mouse Pads

You know you need to replace your old, boring, worn out mouse pads.

Movies / Films

WW2 Propaganda films and Nazi war movies.

Mugs / Steins

Have a cold one
with the Fuehrer!

Nazi Medals

  • Iron Cross
  • Knight's Cross
  • Blood Medal
  • Gold Cross
  • Russian Front
  • Combat Medals

nuernberg nazi party eagle hitler ww2Nuremberg Eagle
Nazi Party Eagle

Occupation Papers

October 3, 1941 -
November 24, 1941

Olympics Berlin 1936

Including Adolf Hitler's
Favorite Filmmaker
Leni Riefenstahl.

Patches

Embroidered WWII
Nazi Patches

new nazi hitler ww2 Potato Masher

Museum quality replicas.

Postcards

WW2 Picture Postcards

Posters

More then 80 Nazi Propaganda Posters.

Regalia

Get all your favorite combat unit division insignia and civilian organization pins.

Rings / Jewelry

Reproduction
SS Honor Rings,
SS Wedding Rings, Earrings, Pendants, & Bracelets that every Nazi era collector dreams of getting his hands on!

George Lincoln Rockwell

Books & speeches by Commander Rockwell.

new nazi hitler ww2 Screen Savers

Signs

Aged Metal nazi Signs

Aged Metal Nazi Signs

Speeches

Speeches by Hitler, Goebbels, Himmler, Rosenberg and more.

T- shirts & Hats

You can never have too many T-Shirts!

new nazi hitler ww2 Uniforms & Guns

Find reproduction Waffen SS and other Nazi
helmets, smocks, guns, and uniforms?

VW - KdF

"The Peoples Car"

Zyklon B

historical museum replicas Zyklon B

Museum quality replicas modeled from an original liberated in 1945.





Ragnar says...

Ragnar

1994 - 2005

"Remember to refresh
your pages to see all the latest updates!"





nazi ww2 hitler flags music pictures third reich


Appraisals

Want to learn more about you original nazi relic?

Can you Help?

Got a question?

Clearance

Specials and Sale Items.

Collectables

Authentic hard to find Third Reich treasures.

Adolf Hitler
Election Poster

1932 NSDAP Nazi election poster.

Hitler the Artist

LONG LOST HITLER PAINTINGS FOUND!

MTN - FREE ADS

Looking for a place to sell your Nazi relics, advertise a website,
or announce
a re-enactor event?

Music Reviews

Just what you've been waiting for!

Living History...
stories from you!

First hand accounts, inspirational war stories, funny moments, and much, much, more.

Ragnar's Mailbag

Includes pictures and stories of your dog, cats, and companion pets.

Resource Links

Turn frustration into VICTORY!

Wolfs Lair News

Have you heard?







Read Our...







FREE GIFT

"In blizzard or storm our spirits never fade...

Relentless, our tank
thunders out on a raid!"











Helping you create the ultimate Adolf Hitler Third Reich Nazi military history collection.

Living History...
stories from you our friends and customers.
 

Hitler's Mountain Home:

A Visit to 'Haus Wachenfeld in the Bavarian Alps

Appearing in the November 1938 issue of the English magazine Home & Gardens.

by IGNATIUS PHAYRE

It is over twelve years since Herr Hitler fixed on the site of his one and only home. It had to be close to the Austrian border, barely ten miles from Mozart's own medieval Salzburg. At first no more than a hunter's shack, "Haus Wachenfeld" has grown, until it is today quite a handsome Bavarian chalet, 2,000 feet on the Obersalzberg amid pinewoods and cherry orchards.

Here, in the early days, Hitler's widowed sister, Frau Angela Raubal, kept house for him on a "peasant" scale. Then, as his famous book, Mein Kampf ("My Struggle"), became a bestseller of astonishing power (4,500,000 copies of it have been sold), Hitler began to think of replacing that humble shack by a house and garden of suitable scope. In this matter he has throughout been his own architect.

There is nothing pretentious about the Führer's little estate. It is one that any merchant of Munich or Nuremberg might possess in these lovely hills.

The entrance hall is filled with a curious display of cactus plants in majolica pots. Herr Hitler's study is fitted as a modern office, and leading out of this is a telephone exchange. From here it is possible for the Führer to invite his friends or ministers to fly over to Berchtes-gaden, landing on his own aerodrome just below the chalet lawns.

Fairest View in All of Europe

The site commands the fairest view in all of Europe. This is to say much, I know. But in these Bavarian Alps there is a peculiar softness of greenery, with snow-white cascades and forest-clad pinnacles, like the Schönfeldspitze and Teufelshörner.

Hitler's home looks out upon his native Austria. Meals are often served on the terrace on little tables shaded by big canvas umbrellas. From this viewpoint a chain of drowsy lakes is seen far below, with ancient shrine chapels hidden in ferny folds of towering rocks. And since the Reichs-führer settle here as "Squire of Wachenfeld," the whole region has been starred with motor speedways, even as far as Oberammergau.

The color scheme throughout this bright, airy chalet is a light jade green. In outside rooms, like the sun parlor, chairs and tables are of white plaited cane. Here Herr Hitler will read the home and foreign papers which his own air pilot, Hänsel Baur, brings him every day from Berlin before lunch.

At this altitude the Bavarian sun is at its most genial. Even at Christ-mastime when deep snows are out, Haus Wachenfeld basks in warmth like the Engadines. The effect of light and air in the house is heightened by the rolling trilling of many Hartz mountain canaries in gilded cages which hang or stand in most of the rooms.

Delights in the Company of Foreign Guests

The curtains are of printed linen, or fine damask in the softer shades. The Führer is his own decorator, designer and furnisher, as well as architect. He is constantly enlarging the place, building on new guest annexes and arranging in these his favorite antiques — chiefly German furniture of the eighteenth century, for which agents in Munich are on the lookout.

It is a mistake to suppose that weekend guests are all, or even mainly, State officials. Hitler delights in the company of brilliant foreigners, especially painters, singers and musicians. As host he is a droll raconteur; we all know how surprised were Mr. Lloyd George and his party when they accepted an invitation to Hause Wachenfeld.

The guest bedrooms are hung with old engravings. But more interesting than any of these to the visitor are the Führer's own water-color sketches. Time was when a hungry Hitler was glad to raise a few marks by selling these little works; none measures more than about eight inches square, and each is signed "A. Hitler" — unmistakably, if also illegibly!

The gardens are laid out simply enough. Lawns at different levels are planted with flowering shrubs, as well as roses and other blooms in due season. The Führer, I may add, has a passion for cut flowers in his home, as well as for music.

Vegetarian Option

Every morning at nine he goes out for a talk with his gardeners about their day's work. These men, like the chauffeur and air pilot, are not so much servants as loyal friends. A lifelong vegetarian at table, Hitler's kitchen plots are both varied and heavy in produce. Even in his meatless diet Hitler is something of a gourmet — as Sir John Simon and Mr. Anthony Eden were surprised to note when they dined with him in the Presidial Palace at Berlin. His Bavarian chef, Herr Kannenberg, contrives an imposing array of vegetarian dishes, savory and rich, pleasing to the eye as well as to the palate, and all conforming to the dietic standards which Hitler exacts.

But at Haus Wachenfeld he keeps a generous table for guests of normal tastes. Here bons vivants like Field Marshals Göring and von Blomberg, and Joachim von Ribbentrip will forgather at dinner. Elaborate dishes like Caneton à la presse and fruite saumoné à la Monseigneur will then be served, with fine wines and liqueurs of von Ribbentrop's expert choosing. Cigars and cigarettes are duly lighted at this terrace feast — though Hitler himself never smokes, nor does he take alcohol in any form.

All guests are shown their host's model kennels, where he breeds magnificent Alsatians. Some of his pedigree pets are allowed the run of the house, especially on days when Herr Hitler gives a "Fun Fair" to the local children. On such a day, when State affairs are over, the Squire himself, attended by some of his guests, will stroll through the woods into hamlets above and below.

Coffee, Cakes, Sweets and Mozart

These rustics sit at cottage doors carving trinkets and toys in wood, ivory and bone. It is then the little ones are invited to the house. Coffee, cakes, fruit and sweets are laid for them on trestle tables in the grassy orchards. Then Frauen Goebbels and Göring, in dainty Bavarian dress, arrange dances and folksongs, while the bolder spirits are given joyrides in Herr Hitler's private airplane.

Nor must I forget to mention the archery butts at the back of the chalet. It is strange to watch the burly Field Marshal Göring, as chef of the most formidable air force in Europe, taking a turn with the bow and arrow at straw targets of twenty-five yards' range. There is as much to-do about those scarlet bulls'-eyes as though the fate of nations depended on a full score!

But I have said enough to convey the idea of a sunny sub-Alpine home, hundreds of miles from Berlin's uproar, and set amid an unsophisticated peasantry of carvers and hunters. This is the only home in which Hitler can laugh and take his ease — or even "conduct tours" by means of the tripod telescope which he himself operates on the terrace for his visitors.

"This place is mine," he says simply. "I build it with money that I earned." Then he takes you into his library, where you note that quite half the books are on history, painting, architecture and music.

When it is fine enough to dine in the open air, one sees a piano made ready for the after-dinner concert. Local talent will supply violin and cello for pieces by Mozart or Brahms. But at the piano itself it is always that English-speaking giant (he is 6 ft. 4 ins.), Dr. Ernst ("Putzi") Hanfstaengl, who presides as a composer of all-German renown.


We republish the article here for the convenience of academics and scholars.

More information about this article can be found here.

Thank you for sharing your fascinating stories 

and family histories with us.

RETURN TO STORIES INDEX

ORDER TODAY...DON'T DELAY!

Date this page was last modified:

Thursday, October 8, 2009


FREE catalog / sales sheets mailed with your order!

If you are not ordering today but would like a PzG catalog send $1.00 for USA residents or international residents including
Canada send $5.00 to the address below and we will mail you our latest catalog / sales sheets.

PzG Inc.
P.O. Box 3972
Rapid City, SD  57709-3972
www.pzg.biz

contact us

DEALER INQUIRES WELCOMED

All text and images found at www.pzg.biz are protected by law and may not be reproduced in any form without prior
written permission. Images and text may be licensed for use only after execution of a formal written international
licensing agreement and payment of the appropriate licensing fees!

All copyright violations have been and always will be pursued to the fullest extent of the law.

history ww2 military nazi books hitler third reich

All Rights Reserved. Copyright © PzG Inc. www.pzg.biz.