30 Creepy Images From Inside Hitler’s House

By Nick Hadji 10 months ago

Outside View Of The Berghof

Image Source / TIME / Heinrich HoffmanThe Berghof was Hitler's 'vacation' home, located in the Bavarian Alps near Bavaria, Germany. Hitler spent more time in this house than anywhere else during his time as leader of Nazi Germany, which means many of his horrific decisions would have been made in this otherwise picturesque place.Original content sourced from Femanin.com

Hitler's Berghof Retreat In The Mountains

 Image Source / Uncommon Travel GermanyThis mountain retreat that Hitler used as his home was one of the most important government buildings of the Third Reich. For this reason, Hitler spent more time here than his office in Berlin. This chalet was the setting for Hitler's plan to invade Poland, France and Russia.

One Of His Guest Rooms 

Image Source / Daily Mail / Hugo JaegerIt's no surprise that Hitler would need lavish guest rooms - both to house his many acquaintances and to keep up his impressive persona. This is one of the guest rooms in Berghof, his vacation home, which also included a ceramic-tiled stove (seen on the right) to warm up the room.

Hitler Was An Advocate Of 'Germanic' Style

 Image Source / Daily Mail / Hugo JaegerThis office in the Berghof estate is a prime example of what Hitler believed to be the default 'Germanic' style, and how much he wanted his homes to reflect that and be seen by visitors. You can see patterned fabrics on the chairs, more flowers on the table and light wood used on the walls.  

Hitler Would Host Many Guests At His Berghof Estate

Image Source / Daily Mail / Hugo JaegerIt's no surprise that Hitler would want to appear as the charming host to many important people. Here he's taking tea with the wife of Albert Forster, an important politician at the time, in the late 1930s. No doubt it was made to seem like he had plenty of superficial charm in the casual setting of his home.

Today, Two Foundation Walls Are All That Remain Of The Berghof

Image Source / Uncommon Travel GermanyAfter the explosion at the estate after Hitler's death, only a few walls now remain of what was. The foundation of the main house can be seen to the right of the photo, and the rear wall of the east wing is shown on the left. Only these foundations from the main building remain.

The View From Hitler's Great Room Window

Image Source / Uncommon Travel GermanyThis photo shows the current view from where the Great Room window would have stood, now in ruins. This would have been what Hitler would have seen whilst enjoying the view. The large window could be completely lowered to leave the room open to the air.

The Great Hall

Image Source / TIME / Heinrich HoffmanHere in postcard format is a depiction of the Great Hall, 1936. The Great Hall would have no doubt invited a lot of personal guests and government officials, and you can see the more 'cosy' atmosphere created with the soft furnishings compared to more 'official' rooms like his study.

Hitler Made Use Of Huge Office Spaces

Image Source / Daily Mail / Hugo JaegerWith a lot of planning to do, and undoubtedly a lot of important meetings, Hitler was making the best of it with these huge, lavish rooms and offices, kitted out with chairs and tables. This is his office in the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, pictured here in the late 1930s/early 1940s.

Inside Hitler's Private Apartment

Image Source / Daily Mail / Hugo JaegerAs well as his vacation home, the Berghof, Hitler had a private apartment above the Chancellery in Berlin. With this more private residence you get an insight into his private life at home and his taste in decor. Surprisingly, he uses plenty of flowers and delicate tablecloths.

His Personal Taste Might Not Be What You Expect

Image Source / Daily Mail / Hugo JaegerTo see any kind of flower in Hitler's home might come as a surprise, and colourful flowers at that. Here you can also see an interesting statue, a mirror and baroque-like wall lights. Though knowing that Hitler was formerly an artist, it might be less surprising to see him using style and colour.

More Flowers and More Statues

 Image Source / Daily Mail / Hugo JaegerIt seems that Hitler continued to use flowers and statues throughout other rooms of his home. And now even a few flowers dotted about - his tables were absolutely filled with colourful flowers, candles and light decor. Could he have been a little sentimental?

But He Wanted To Appear Grand To Others

Image Source / Daily Mail / Hugo JaegerDespite what his use of soft and colourful flowers reveal in his private space, he was still concerned with appearing impressive and grandiose to others. Here you can see the extravagant doors to the Chancellery - a completely different feel to his delicate table decorations.

Hitler's Personal Tastes Were The Opposite Of His Public Image

Image Source / Daily Mail / Hugo JaegerAs the leader of Nazi Germany, Hitler was a fan of grand and oversized architecture and monuments - presumably to intimidate and inspire awe - but in his own private apartment, nearly all sideboards were covered in flowers and domestic items. Here you can see a telephone and discarded hat beside a vase of flowers.

Hitler In His Office At Berghof

Image Source / Uncommon Travel GermanyDue to Hitler's background as an artist, he had an active role in the planning and design of the updated mountain retreat. Here you can see more flowers placed on his desk, just like he enjoyed doing in his private apartment. The rooms of the updated Berghof were designed in the National Socialism style.

Hitler's Office In The Führerbau

Image Source / Daily Mail / Hugo JaegerAnother of Hitler's offices and makeshift homes was the Führerbau, located in Munich, Germany. The building formed part of the Nazi Party, and translates as 'the Führer's building'. In this office, the Munich agreement was signed by Neville Chamberlain, the British Prime Minister, which granted Germany a part of Czechoslovakia.

Hitler Sits With The Wife Of A Nazi Leader

 Image Source / Daily Mail / Hugo JaegerInge Ley was the wife of Nazi Labour leader Robert Ley, and the cruise ship which Hitler and Inge are here pictured together on was named after the man. This was its maiden voyage in April 1939, and you can here see Hitler in more formal military gear.

Hitler's Secret 'Wolf's Lair'

Image Source / Daily Mail / Hugo JaegerLocated deep in a forest in north-east Poland is Hitler's military HQ, always known as the 'Wolf's Lair'. These days it's actually set to be turned into a tourist attraction. The lair is more like a fortress in size, and was the site of an assassination attempt on Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg.

There Were Two Driveways To The Berghof House, Right By The Hotel

Image Source / Uncommon Travel GermanyOne of the driveways led to the main residence, while the other led to the east wing. Around the bend was the Hotel zum Türken that Hitler's residence was stationed next to. These days, there is a small path marked by a yellow sign on the road below the hotel (which still stands) to indicate the path for the Berghof ruins.

Hitler And Goering At The Berghof House

Image Source / Uncommon Travel GermanyGoering was one of the most powerful members of the Nazi party. Here, he sits beside Hitler, casually reading a newspaper, as he takes in the sights of the mountain retreat. This photo when originally released was labelled a 'vacation day' for Hitler, joined by one of his most influential inner circle.

Inside The Cabinet Room

Image Source / TIME / Heinrich HoffmanThe Cabinet room, which was also known as the Congress Hall, was on the second floor of the Old Chancellery, located in Berlin. It was in this room, in 1933, that Adolf Hitler was made Chancellor by President Hindenburg.

Hitler's Private Study

Image Source / TIME / Heinrich HoffmanThis was Hitler's private study, located on the second floor of the Old Chancellery in Berlin. The room had been renovated previously, and this photo reveals how it looked after the renovation. How many of his terrible decisions did Hitler contemplate in this room?

Hitler's Private Library

Image Source / TIME / Heinrich HoffmanIt seemed that, despite being surrounded by supporters and sycophants, Hitler still liked to have many 'private' rooms to enjoy himself. This was his own private library, shown with the shelves and seating area, that was also located on the second floor of the Old Chancellery.

Hitler's Ceremonial Office

Image Source / TIME / Heinrich HoffmanWhile Hitler would have used his private study for more quiet contemplation, this was his ceremonial office which would have been the official place to meet with officials or plan agreements, presumably. That might be why it's more lavishly decorated than his own private study, too - keeping up appearances.

The Berghof Chalet Was Originally A Lot Smaller

Image Source / Uncommon Travel GermanyBefore it was renovated, the mountain retreat was Haus Wachenfeld, an alpine-styled vacation chalet next to a hotel. He purchased the property when he became Chancellor of Germany, after making royalties from his book Mein Kampf, and renovations for an expansion started a few years later.

Hitler Had A Lot Of Visitors At Berghof

Image Source / Uncommon Travel GermanyPersonal photographs and home videos of Hitler in his mountain retreat were designed to make him look 'friendly' and 'great with children'. His visitors included the children and family of his government associates or those in his close inner circle. A lot of photos look as though he's relaxed and enjoying himself, despite the horrors he was planning behind the walls.

The Great Room Was Decorated Expensively To Impress

Image Source / Uncommon Travel GermanyThe Great Room, as well as the rest of the house, had expensive furnishings such as Persian carpets, highly-priced tapestries and antiques. This Great Room was where Hitler would receive important visitors. It had a large window that looked out onto the Untersberg mountain in Austria. Hitler's famous globe was also in this room.

The Gatehouse At The Bottom Of The Berghof

Image Source / Uncommon Travel GermanyA gatehouse was built at the bottom of the driveway to the mountain retreat when it became Hitler's official headquarters. It was only a short way down the road from the house. There is nothing left of the gatehouse now that Berghof is a ruin.

Hitler And Eva Braun At Home With Their Dogs

Image Source / Uncommon Travel GermanyHere, Hitler enjoys time on the house terrace with the woman who would become his wife for a short time, Eva Braun. Hitler had a German Shepherd, while Eva had Scottish Terriers. From 1936, Eva spent most of her time at Berghof house. She would go on to commit suicide alongside her husband.

The 3rd Infantry Division Enjoys Wine From Hitler's Cellar

Image Source / Uncommon Travel GermanyThe Berghof house also had a wine cellar. Here, members of the 3rd Infantry Division raided it and took a moment to enjoy. The Berghof was blown up in 1952 by the Bavarian government, with the intention of stopping tourists from flocking to the remains following Hitler's death. Little more than rubble remained.

The Huge Window

Image Source / Atlas ObscuraHere is the huge infamous window which showed a great view of all of the mountains. As we can see from the outside of the window, Hitler's house is very high up making the view more spectacular. Over the window hangs a golden chandelier. As we know, appearing grand was important to him.

Inside Eva's Room

Image Source / BuzznickedThis photograph shows Eva Braun’s room in the Berghof. Inside on the wall above her draws is a framed photo portrait of her husband Hitler. This print is also inside one of Eva Braun’s photographic albums that she kept, which was later discovered in her room.

The Secret Bunker

Image Source / BuzznickedThis is where Hitler's secret bunker was located, in central Berlin, Oberwallstrasse. This had some of the most violent of the fighting between German troops and Soviet troops. The area has been left totally damaged by the incessant fighting that took place here.

Inside The Bunker

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Vandivert was able to get inside Hitler's secret bunker so that he could photograph it, a place which had never been published about before. As we can see it had been partially burned by the retreating German troops and it had also been looted by Russian soldiers.

His Stolen Painting

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Inside Hitler's secret bunker there was a work of art found there. But the 16th century painting was not exactly available for purchase on the legal market. It had actually been stolen from a museum in Milan, Italy. And, somehow Hitler had aqcuired it and stored it here.

A Blood Stained Couch

Image Source / BuzznickedWhen the bunker (which had for a while had been used as a temporary home for Hitler) was found in a sate of disrepair. Also, this couch was found with a stain of blood on it - as you can see by the dark patch on the arm of the sofa - which when investigated turned out to be blood.

Abandoned Furniture

Image Source / BuzznickedThis photo was taken in 1945 after the bunker where Hitler had made a hide away home. As we can see there is a corner packed full of abandone furniture along with some debris, given both the context and timing of the photo. There are a couple of chairs, a table, a telephone. Hitler had everything he needed here.

Papers From The Day He Died

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These papers were dated April 29, 1945, which was just the day before Hitler and Eva (his wife) died by committing suicide before they could be found. They were mostly news reports and stories sat in this box inside of the bunker where the two of them kept up to date with the outside world.

A Russian Soldier Posing Where He Lived

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In this photograph we can see a young Russian soldier who is posing inside Adolf Hitler’s bunker. This was 1945, just shortly after The Battle of Berlin had taken place. This young soldier is stood by Hitler's desk and couch as he poses for the camera.

A Desk Used By Hitler And His Associates

Image Source / BuzznickedThis messy desk has been left exactly as it was after a meeting bewteen Hitler and his associates. There are papers strew everywhere, a lighter at the side. It is clear that since the last meeting they had together this desk was never touched again or ever tidied.

A Beaten Soldier's Hat

Image Source / BuzznickedThis is an SS officer's cap that has been left on the floor of Hitler's bunker home. The infamous symbol of the SS with the skull emblem can just about be seen on the front of the cap. However, this hat looks almost destroyed it is clearly a hat that has been through battles.

His Safe That Has Been Looted

Image Source / BuzznickedThis is Hitler's safe that he had inside his bunker. It has been ripped open and ruined. It has also been clearly emptied in this photo. It is thought that the safe has most likely been looted by the time this photo was taken so there is no way to know what Hitler had stored away here.

The Office Of His Munich Home

Image Source / BuzznickedThis photograph was taken by Heinrich Hoffmann. The photo is of Hitler’s private study which is located on the second floor of the Old Chancellery in Berlin. This is after the 1934 renovation by the Atelier Troos. Hitler had many offices and studies in his various homes.

A Lavish Night During The War

Image Source / BuzznickedBefore Hitler retreated to the Führerbunker to hide, Hitler alongside his top Nazi officers enjoyed a night of enjoyment. This was in his private residence and Eagle's Nest, a resort village in the Bavarian Alps.. They were enjoying a lavish night amidst the war.

A Paratrooper Relaxing On Hitler's Terrace

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This photo shows a paratrooper who belonged to the 101st Airborne Division. He is sat lounging, enjoying the view with drinks set out on the table. This is on the terrace of Hitler's retreat at Berchtesgaden. And, it took place after the end of the war in 1945.

The Regiment On Hitler's Patio

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This is a photo of the 7th Infantry Regiment, attached to the 3rd Infantry Division. They are sat looking happy as they raise their drinks (which is Hitler's wine), gathered on the patio of the Berghof, below the Eagle’s Nest. Of course, by this point Hitler is not here.

Views From The Mountain Lair

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In the majority of HItler's homes and residences the view was one of the highest priority. And here is the impressive views from Hitler's mountain lair. As with some of his other properties, you can see the entire mountains and the building itself is very high up.

Lots Of German Artwork

Image Source / Mirror.co.ukThis again is inside of Hitler's mountain lair. We can see the marble flooring, the archways and the statues of bodies - of which he had many. But, most prominently was his collection of giant Germanic paintings. Of couse, Hitler regarded German painters in highest esteem and so his buildings were always full of Germanic art.

Dining Room

Image Source / Mirror.co.ukHere is Hitler's very own dining room inside his mountain home. As we can see, it was a huge table fit for banquets for a lot of people - which he enjoyed inviting his Nazi officers along to his home and having feasts fit for a king. No expense was never spared.