13 October 2018 -- Added 30-plus new photos to the Reichsadler page.
1 January 2018 -- Added photos for Führerheadquarters "Wolfschlucht I" in Belgium and Führerheadquarters "Tannenberg" in the Black Forest; Erlenbach workers housing area; Frauenwald explosives factory; gate of Hitler's prison at Landsberg; large update to the Wehrmacht Posts page, with additional Kasernen in Mannheim, Heidelberg, Wertheim, Friedberg (where Elvis Presley was stationed), and Gelnhausen.
01 August 2016 -- Added photos to the page on Hitler visiting Austria in March 1938; added photos to the Hirschberg/Saale bridge site on the Misc. Sites Part 2 page; added the grave and monument of Albert Leo Schlageter to the Misc. Sites Part 8 page.
20 February 2016 -- Added several photos to the Garmisch page (including Eschenlohe "Ente" and Oberammergau "Cerusit" tunnel systems).
13 February 2016 -- Added photos to the Wehrmacht Posts page (Somme Kaserne, Augsburg, posts in Garmsich-Partenkirchen), Misc. Sites Part 2 (Murnau), Misc. Sites Part 5 (Kochel NSKK School), Misc. Sites Part 7 (Rothenburg o.d.T.), Misc. Sites Part 8 (Dietrich Eckart Haus Erholungsheim, Biburg, Augsburg, Landsberg prison).
18 January 2016 -- Added several photos of the Nazi buildings on Munich's Königsplatz; added photos to the Main-Spessart page (Münnerstadt and Poppenlauer, 1945), Misc. Sites Part 3 (Oberdachsteten Muna, Sudelfeld sites), Misc. Sites Part 8 (Ellingen), Tegernsee page (Himmler house, Hitler vacation house), Dachau page (various photos), Chiemsee page (various photos).
6 November 2015 -- Added photos of Hermann Göring's villa in Berlin; added photos to the flak towers in Vienna; made a large photo update to the Berchtesgaden and Obersalzberg pages, adding new photos of the Platterhof, Göring's house, Berchtesgaden Kanzlei, Kehlsteinhaus (Eagle's Nest), greenhouse, workers camps at Antenberg, Dürreck and Riemerfeld, and bunkers and tunnels.
11 October 2015 -- Added a page for the Anlage Mitte / Anlage Süd Führer Headquarters train bunkers and tunnel for parking Hitler's special train. Also added several photos to the Auschwitz Judenrampe, Auschwitz-Monowitz, and Auschwitz Zone of Interest pages.
20 July 2015 -- Today
is the 15th anniversary of the "Third Reich in Ruins" webpage, so I
decided I would do a small update. There have been several imitators of this
webpage over the past few years (and even some outright copies), but this page
is still the original guide to over 300 Third Reich associated sites, then and
now, with far more photos and sites than any other similar page on the internet.
5 July 2015 -- Added photos of various sites around Braunschweig (Brunswick); new Thingplatz sites and photos (Friedland, Nordenburg, Rößel, Tilsit); photos of U-Boat bunkers in Bremen; Hermann Monument at the Teutoburger Wald, Hitler Park in Germersheim; added three entries to the Deutsches Reich Höhenmarke section of the Reichsadler page; added photos of Ludwigshafen air raid shelters; updated the Coburg section on the Misc. Sites Part 3 page, and the Wehrmacht Military Posts page.
30 May 2015 -- Added over 20 new items to the Nazi Eagles page.
28 May 2015 -- Added several photos to the article on the "Natter" rocket plane; added Part 8 to the Miscellaneous Sites page, with the former SS Kaserne at Radolfzell am Bodensee and the Haigerloch Atomkeller.
30 March 2015 -- Added the Adolf Hitler Koog to the Misc. Page; added photos to the page for the Leibstandarte-SS Lichterfelde Barracks (Berlin); added several new photos to the Wewelsburg section; added photos of Horst Wessel's birth house in Bielefeld.
13 February 2015 -- Added a page for the Auschwitz subcamp "Monowitz" and the adjacent I.G. Farben "Buna-Werke" factory.
27 January 2015 -- Added pages with over 60 photos for the concentration camp and extermination camp sites at Auschwitz and Birkenau. This update was uploaded on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz and Birkenau camps. (This section is still under construction.)
16 January 2015 -- Added photos of grave markers with swastikas to the Reich Eagles page.
28 December 2014 -- Added over 70 photos to the Reich Eagles page; added photos to the Wehrmacht Posts page (Kitzingen and Würzburg); Misc. Sites Part 7 (Dietrich Eckart monument); added a "new" tunnel to the Obersalzberg page.
14 September 2014 -- This is a large update, adding two pages for Adolf Hitler's Eastern Front headquarters the Wolf's Lair (Wolfschanze) and the associated OKH command bunker site at Mauerwald; locks on the Masurian Canal in East Prussia (now Poland); two sites in Fürth (Bavaria); Autobahn rest station at Hermsdorf; Berg Kaserne in Giessen.
29 July 2014 -- Added photos to the Jonastal tunnel project page.
10 June 2014 -- Added a new page for the Project "Riese" (Giant) tunnel systems in Silesia (now in Poland).
8 June 2014 -- Added photos to the REIMAHG jet production facility page, the "Schwalbe V" tunnel system section, Geretsried bunkers section, Giessen bunkers section, the Mühldorf bunker site, Hitler Visits Austria page (Leonding), and Misc. Sites Part 1 (Neuschwanstein Castle).
6 March 2014 -- Added photos to the s.Pz.Jg.Abt. 653 page (Etterschlag), the Munich Part 2 page (Feldherrnhalle), and the Munich Part 5 page (Widenmayerstraße and Hitler Fountain). Major update with many added photos to the Dachau page.
16 February 2014 -- Added information and photos of the "Schwalbe V" tunnel system near Berga/Elster.
12 November 2013 -- The Berghof "mystery woman" has finally been identified - see here.
2 November 2013 -- Added photos to the Misc. Sites Part 3 page (RAD Langenzenn), Munich Part 1 page (Hitler's Prinzregentenplatz apartment), Kehlsteinhaus / Eagle's Nest page (Wachstube and Scharitzkehlzimmer), Gutshof page; added a note about Horst Wessel's grave on the Berlin page.
12 August 2013 -- Added several photos to the Reichsadler page (Alzey, Bad Kreuznach, Baumholder, Kaiserslautern); Wehrmacht Posts page (Baumholder, Bad Kreuznach, Schwetzingen); Misc. Sites Part 2 (Autobahn bridge at Kaiserslautern).
04 August 2013 -- Added photos to the Wehrmacht Kaserne pages (Wildflecken and Füssen); Berchtesgaden Misc. Sites page (Haus Köppeleck); Misc. Sites Part 7 (Ansbach), Munich Part 5 page (Haus der Deutschen Ärtze, Künstlerhaus, Lenbach Platz, Panther tank at Karlsplatz).
15 July 2013 -- Added photos to the Obersalzberg Bunkers and Tunnels page; Munich Part 3 page, Berlin Olympics page, Vienna page (chancellery and Loos Haus), Task Force Baum section on the Main-Spessart page.
29 March 2013 -- Added photos to the Deiningen and Heuberg sites on the Misc. Sites Part 7 page.
21 October 2012 -- Added photos to the Munich pages (Hofbräuhaus Festsaal, Karlsplatz Panther tank), Obersalzberg pages (Unterwurflehen, SS Kaserne), Nürnberg pages (Kongreßhalle cornerstone, Fischbach flak battery).
21 July 2012 -- Added photos to the Berchtesgaden Flak page (Rossfeld Ringstrasse), Munich page (Hofbräuhaus), Berlin page (Part 3), Berlin Olympics page (Olympic Stadium, Haus des Deutschen Sports, and Olympic Village), Misc. Sites Page (Rechlin - Weißer Häuser), sites near Berlin (Kummersdorf Proving Grounds and Zossen/Wünsdorf bunker site).
8 July 2012 -- Added photos to the Miscellaneous Sites Page, Part 7 (Deiningen, Heuberg, Carinhall, Ravensbrück); Reichsadler page (Kassel, Krefeld, Straubing); Berlin page (Flak towers); Chiemsee page; Berchtesgaden/Obersalzberg pages (Kehlsteinhaus - many new photos, Berghof page, Bahnhof, Antenberg ruins, Dietrich Eckart Haus, bridges and waterworks).
21 May 2012 -- Added photos to the Reichsadler page (Augsburg, Künzelsau, Munich, Schwäbisch-Hall, undisclosed location), Berchtesgaden-Königssee page (Schliersee), Munich pages (various), Misc. Sites pages ("Natter" and Geretsried), War Memorials page (two memorials to Waffen-SS divisions).
24 April 2012 -- Added photos and updated info to the Chiemsee page; added photos of eagles and other symbols to the Reichsadler page; added photos to the Berchtesgaden Hintersee section and Kehlsteinhaus page; added photos of Winkeltürme air-raid shelters; added photos to the Czechoslovakia page (Brno); added a Misc. Sites Part 7 page.
31 March 2012 -- Added photos to the Nürnberg page (U.S. Army in Neustadt an der Aisch, April 1945).
20 March 2012 -- Added several photos to the Dachau page.
4 March 2012 -- Added a section on the "Wildschwein" radar station near Schweinfurt.
18 February 2012 -- Added photos to the Nürnberg page (U.S. Army in Neustadt an der Aisch and Fürth, April 1945); Thingplatz page (Holzminden); Reichsadler page (Munich, Neustadt, Schorndorf, undisclosed location); Obersalzberg page (aerial recon photo); Berchtesgadener Hof page (1938 photo); added new photos to the section on the launch pad site for the Natter/Viper rocket plane.
8 January 2012 -- Added a page on Hitler's walking routes to the Mooslahnerkopf Teehaus, by Dolf van Stijgeren.
9 November 2011 -- Added photos to the Nürnberg pages (Zeppelinfeld, Kongresshalle, Deutsche Stadion), Berchtesgaden/Obersalzberg pages (Platterhof, Gästehaus, Hintereck buildings, Misc. Buildings), Reichsadler page (last entry), Misc. Sites page (Heidelberg Thingstätte), Munich page (Ehrentempel).
23 October 2011 -- Added photos to the Reichsadler page (Defersdorf, Forchheim, Rheinhausen, Schleswig), Berchtesgaden page (3rd Inf. Div. marker), Berchtesgaden Buildings page (Jugendherberge, Dietrich Eckart Krankenhaus), Berchtesgadener Hof page, Gusen/Bergkristall page, Nürnberg page (Zeppelintribüne interior), Mauthausen page.
20 August 2011 -- Added photos to the Thingplatz page (Bad Segeberg, Bückeberg, Dorweiler, Giebelstadt, Herchen, Holzminden), Reichsadler page (Berlin-Spandau, Darmstadt, Hamburg, Minden, Schweigen-Rechtenbach, Speyer, Webenheim), War Memorials page (Webenheim and Wilgartswiesen), Misc. Sites 3 and Misc. Sites 4 pages.
14 August 2011 -- Added photos of the Großbatterie Panzerkaserne and other flak guns to the Schweinfurt Flak page; Thingplatz page (Tilsit); Gusen / Bergkristall page; Misc. Sites (Mangfall Bridge); Reichsadler page (several new eagles).
7 May 2011 -- Updated the Reich Eagles page, Berchtesgaden/Obersalzberg pages (Bienenhaus, Kehlsteinhaus, Berghof, SS Kaserne, Platterhof, Theaterhalle, Bunkers, Gästehaus Hoher Göll), the Berlin page (Flakturm 2), the Misc. Sites page (Mangfall Bridge), the Tegernsee page (Himmler's house), the Thingplatz page, War Memorials page (Berchtesgaden), Munich pages (Braune Haus, Munich Accords, Siegestor), and the Nürnberg page (Luitpold Arena and Zeppelintribüne).
30 January 2011 -- Updated the links page (www.thirdreichlocations.com).
September 2010 -- Updated the Reich Eagles page and the Misc. Sites page (Coburg); updated the Berchtesgaden Gästehaus page and the Misc. Buildings page (Dietrich-Eckart-Krankenhaus). Added photos to the Munich page (Ehrentempel). Updated the Links page (fixed some broken links).
July 2010 -- Updated the Reich Eagles page, for the 10th anniversary of the Third Reich in Ruins webpage. (Thanks to all the friends of this website who have contributed photos and info over the past ten years, or who have written to say they enjoyed reading these pages!)
1 June 2010 -- Rewrote the Schweinfurt pages, adding nearly 100 new photos. Added photos to the Munich page (Funk-Kaserne), Nürnberg pages (Hermann Göring School), Berchtesgaden page, Obersalzberg pages - Kehlsteinhaus, Gästehaus, SS Barracks, Misc. Buildings; Berlin page, Garmisch page, Reich Eagles page, Thingplatz page (Kamenz, Werder), Weimar page (Haus Elephant). Updated the Lost Sites page.
29 November 2009 -- Rewrote the Munich page (now five pages), adding over 250 new photos to this site. Added new photos to the Misc. Sites pages (Hirschbachtal, Lohr), and End of the War in the Main-Spessart (Battle for Steinach); Thingplatz page (Halle). Added new photos to the following Berchtesgaden/Obersalzberg pages: Berchtesgaden (Schießstättbrücke and Hotel Geiger), Berghof, Berghof Visitors, Berchtesgadener Hof, Kehlsteinhaus, Adolf Hitler Hill, Bunkers and Tunnels, Gutshof, Scharitzkehlalm, Bienenhaus, Misc. Buildings (Speer's House, Theaterhalle, Buchenhöhe, Klaushöhe, Lager Riemerfeld, Jugendherberge, Königssee).
4 March 2009 -- Added several new eagles to the Reichsadler page; added photos to the Austria page (Linz), the Nürnberg pages 1 and 2; Thingplatz page (Drossen and Loreley); Berlin page (Luftfahrtsministerium, Sachsenhausen, Olympics); Misc. Sites page (Tannenberg, Feilitzsch); Mühldrof/Weingut page.
7 December 2008 -- Added an expanded page for the Dachau Concentration Camp site; added photos to Misc. Sites pages (Führer HQs "Felsennest", Tannenberg, Saßnitz); Platterhof page, Nazi Eagles page (Darmstadt, Ulm, Villingen-Schwenningen, Berlin-Tempelhof, Munich (unknown site); Thingplatz page (Kuhlmühle).
1 September 2008 -- Added photos to Misc. Sites (Sudelfeld); Chiemsee page; Nazi Eagles page (Murnau, Sassnitz, Vogelsang, Nürnberg Umspannwerk); Weimar page (Haus Elephant); Mühldorf/Weingut page; Thingplatz page (Borna, Holzminden, Werder, Zwickau); Wehrmacht Military Posts page (Sulzheim); Schweinfurt pages (Parts 2 and 4); War Memorials page (Berchtesgaden); Berchtesgaden page (guard house); Obersalzberg Bormann House page (also Göring's House), Misc. Buildings Part 1 (Unterwurflehen, greenhouse, Kindergarten), Misc. Buildings Part 2 (Brüggenlehen, Alpine Inn), Bunkers page (BdM Hochbunker, Göring's art bunker), Haus Wachenfeld page, Berghof page, Kehlsteinhaus page, Platterhof page, Teehaus page.
7 August 2008 -- Time for another update (past time, really). I have been working on a book manuscript that was due to the publisher (no, not a book about this webpage subject), and didn't have time to work on this page. But I have over 200 new photos to add to this page, so several more updates will hopefully appear for the rest of this year. Updates this time - Added photos to Berchtesgaden/Obersalzberg pages - Göring Hill, Misc. Buildings, other Misc. Buildings, other Misc. Obersalzberg Buildings (Klaushöhe, "N2," water reservoir); Gutshof and Teehaus (Bee House), Berghof, Bunkers (photos, plus additional Moll Bunkers listed); Berlin page; Thingplatz page (Halle, Herchen, Heringsdorf); Misc. Sites (Mangfall Bridge, Lambacher Hof); Misc. Sites (Bayreuth); Misc. Sites (Coburg); Tegernsee page; Nürnberg pages (Parts 1 and 2); Nazi Eagles page; Chiemsee page; Wehrmacht Posts page (Bad Reichenhall, Butzbach, Munich).
12 February 2008 -- Big update - Added photos to the Berlin pages and Berlin Olympics page; added a new page for the Haus des Deutschen Sports and the Olympic Village; added photos to the Chiemsee page, War Memorials page (Berchtesgaden), Misc. Sites page (Heilbronn Luftschutzturm and Heidelberg), Nürnberg pages (all), Reichsadler page, Würzburg page, Thingplatz page, Berchtesgaden page, Berchtesgaden Misc. Sites page, Berchtesgaden Misc. Sites page (Obersee area and Hintersee area), Gästehaus page, Gutshof/Teehaus page, Bormann and Göring House page, Platterhof page, Bunkers page, Kehlsteinhaus (Eagles Nest) page, SS Kaserne page, Hotel Zum Türken page, Obersalzberg Misc. Buildings page (Jugendheim, Klaushöhe, Buchenhöhe), added a page on the Berchtesgaden/Obersalzberg area flak battery positions.
12 February 2008 -- Added watermarks to my images. I don't like watermarks myself (especially when collections like Corbis watermark images that are in the public domain), but my own photos have been appearing on the internet, on YouTube, and even for sale on eBay, without my consent.
12 April 2007 -- Added the SS Lebensborn Home Steinhöring and the Lohr Forsthaus to the Misc. Sites Part 5 page; added new photos to the Weingut page; added photos to the Berchtesgaden Misc. Buildings page; added photos to the Thingplatz page; added Misc. Sites Part 6 page.
31 March 2007 -- Added three new eagles to the Reichsadler page; added photos to the Dachau page; updated many of the MapQuest map links (to use Google Earth to view these sites, go to the MapQuest map, then enter the coordinates found there in Google Earth). Added a link to a multi-media presentation of some of these sites, from Bob Stell's "WW2 Remembered" page.
16 March 2007 -- Added two new eagles to the Reichsadler page; added photos to the Misc. Sites Part 1 and Part 2 pages; added some more photos of GIs moving through the ruins of Schweinfurt in April 1945, and Nazi buildings in Schweinfurt; added photos to the Obersalzberg Misc. Buildings page (greenhouse, coal bunker, and SS guardhouse).
15 February 2007 -- Added several new eagles to the Reichsadler page.
26 January 2007 -- Note - I have been in the process of moving, which is why there haven't been any page updates lately. But as soon as I have my computer set up at my new place, I have over 300 new photos to add to the page, so updates will be forthcoming. I have added some notes to some of the Obersalzberg and Berchtesgaden sites pages.
31 October 2006 -- Added several new eagles to the Reichsadler page.
1 October 2006 -- Added photos to the Reichsadler page; Misc. Sites page; Misc. Sites Part 3 page; Misc. Sites Part 5 page; Thingplatz page; Rottershausen page; Wehrmacht Posts page; added a subpage on the Berchtesgadener Hof hotel.
30 August 2006 -- Large update - added photos to the Munich page (Munich Accords and Hofbräuhaus); Reichsadler page (several entries); War Memorials page; Vienna page (flak towers); Thingplatz page (several entries); Chiemsee page; Ebensee page; Misc. Sites Part 2 (Tondorf); Berchtesgaden/Obersalzberg pages - Berchtesgaden, Misc. Buildings Part 2, Misc. Buildings Part 3, Bunkers; added new Misc. Sites Part 5 page; added a new page for the Vogelsang Order Castle; added a new page for Weimar and Dresden; added a new page for the Prora seaside resort complex.
13 June 2006 -- Added photos to the Wehrmacht Military Posts page (Fulda and Bad Hersfeld); Misc. Sites pages (Bergen and Mindelheim), s.Pz.Jg.Abt. 653 page (bottom); Berghof Visitors page (photo captions and Bernile section); Chiemsee page; Würzburg pages; Thingplatz page.
19 November 2005 -- Added photos and info to the Nazi Eagles page.
15 September 2005 -- Added photos to the Obersalzberg Bunker/Tunnel page; Misc. Sites Part 4 page; Nürnberg page (Palace of Justice); Schweinfurt Part 3 page (Spitalsee Bunker interior); added photos and info to the Thingplatz page; added photos and info on the Dachau concentration camp and Flossenbürg concentration camp pages.
28 May 2005 -- Added photos and info to the following Berchtesgaden/Obersalzberg pages: Berchtesgaden (Duke and Duchess of Windsor at the Bahnhof), Other Misc. Buildings (Eckart Krankenhaus), Bunkers (Weinfeld and Berghof Stollen); added a photo and info to the Thingplatz page (Jülich); added photos and info to the page on Hitler's visits to Czechoslovakia; added photos to all three Nürnberg pages; added a site to the Misc. Sites Part 4 page (Münchberg).
15 May 2005 -- Added photos to the Misc. Sites page (Holledau Bridge), Misc. Sites Part 2 page (tank in Gallneukirchen, Austria), and the Austria page (new photos of Hitler's early homes). Added Misc. Sites Part 4 page, with photos of destroyed bunkers.
17 April 2005 -- Added photos to the Misc. Sites Part 3 page (Neustadt an der Aisch, Fladungen RAD Camp, Gut Streicher), Main-Spessart page (Hesselbach), Thingplatz page (Borna), War Memorials page (Cadolzburg), and the Cold War Sites page (Fladungen). Many of the MapQuest® map links have been updated to point directly to the sites (instead of just the general location), via map coordinates.
27 March 2005 -- Added photos to the Würzburg page.
13 February 2005 -- Added photos to the Misc. Sites Part 3 page (Coburg, Oberwildflecken).
12 January 2005 -- Added an updated page on the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin.
30 December 2004 -- Added photos to the following pages - Haus Wachenfeld, Berghof, Berghof Visitors, Platterhof, SS Barracks, Misc. Buildings, Garmisch; added a link to an interesting Ukrainian website on the Links page.
8 August 2004 -- Added photos and info to the Misc. Sites and U.S. Army Posts pages, and the following Berchtesgaden/Obersalzberg pages - main page, SS Kaserne, Misc. Buildings Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3, Tunnels/Bunkers.
30 May 2004 -- Added several new photos and additional info to the Berchtesgaden main page, Berchtesgaden Miscellaneous Buildings page, and the following Obersalzberg pages - Platterhof, Göring's House, Tea House, Hotel Zum Türken, Misc. Buildings (also Part 2), bunker/tunnel systems, SS Kaserne, Berghof Visitors; also the Misc. Sites page, Heidelberg Thingplatz page, War Memorials page, Thingplatz page, Nordhausen page, Würzburg page.
25 April 2004 -- Added photos to the Schweinfurt pages.
11 April 2004 -- Added a biography of Hitler's adjutant Otto Günsche; added photos to Miscellaneous Sites Part 2 (Hirschbachtal Stadium model site), Hitler in Czechoslovakia, and all three Nürnberg pages.
20 March 2004 -- Added photos to the War Memorials page; added another page of Miscellaneous sites, with photos of a Luftwaffe radar site, the Doggerwerk underground factory site, and the full-scale model for the Nürnberg Deutsche Stadion.
6 March 2004 -- Added photos to the Thingplatz page.
1 March 2004 -- The online site has been reconfigured per the note on the Homepage. Click here to see how to order a CD-ROM publication containing this entire site.
13 February 2004 -- Several visitors have asked for maps of these sites. Rather than upload actual maps (which must be large, and so take up bandwidth, to show any detail), I have added links to MapQuest® maps for most of the sites. You can zoom in and out on these maps, to see the overall site locations in Greater Germany (as it was in 1939-45), and also some finer details.
4 February 2004 -- Added photos to the page on the Platterhof hotel and the Bormann and Göring houses on the Obersalzberg; added photos of the Bad Windsheim site to the Thingplatz page and the Memorials page; added photos of air raid shelter bunkers to the Schweinfurt page.
26 January 2004 -- Added a page on a Munitions Depot site at Rottershausen, near Schweinfurt.
17 November 2002 -- Added photos to U.S. Army Posts (Illesheim), Misc. Sites (Schwetzingen, Wasserkuppe), Flossenbürg concentration camp, Obersalzberg Misc. Buildings (Kindergarten), Misc. Buildings Part 2, Bormann's House, Platterhof, SS Barracks, Haus der Deutschen Kunst (Parts 1 and 4).
27 October 2002 -- Added photos to Würzburg, Schweinfurt (Part 4), Thingplatz, Berlin (Part 2), Munich, Nürnberg (Part 2), Miscellaneous Sites (Baldham), Obersalzberg, Berghof Visitors, Platterhof, Bunkers.
4 October 2002 -- Moved the page to www.thirdreichruins.com.
3 October 2002 -- Added a page on various Thingplatz sites.
30 June 2002 -- Added text notes and corrections to the page on the end of the war in the Main-Spessart region (see sections on fighting in Gemünden and Greßthal); added an update to the "Lost Sites" page (unk17); added photos of the Army blowing up the swastika on the Zeppelintribüne to the Nürnberg Part 2 page; added photos of an Allied bombing attack to the Buchenwald page; added photos and text to all Schweinfurt pages, and the U.S. Army Posts page; added photos to the following Berchtesgaden/Obersalzberg pages: Berchtesgaden, Obersalzberg, Kampfhäusl, Platterhof, Gutshof, SS Barracks, Misc. Buildings, Berghof Visitors.
16 June 2002 -- Added Note about current status of the Berchtesgadener Hof hotel, and update to Obersalzberg current info. Added photos to Nürnberg Part 2 (Zeppelinfeld in 1945), Obersalzberg Misc. Buildings (Kindergarten in 1945), Berghof (1945 ruins photo), Haus der Deutschen Kunst (Part 4).
8 May 2002 -- Added photos from the end of the war to Nürnberg (Parts 1 and 2); added more artworks to Haus der Deutschen Kunst (Part 4); added information to the Berghof Visitors page. Added some updated information to both Obersalzberg Miscellaneous Buildings pages (current status of the former Speer studio and Stanggass Reichskanzlei buildings), and to the Main-Spessart page (info on the actions of the 14th Armored Division).
30 March 2002 -- Added a page of photos identifying visitors to the Berghof, including corrected identifications of several photos that are often misidentified in post-war books. Added photos from the end of the war to Schweinfurt Parts 1-4 and Würzburg Part 2; added photos to Misc. Sites (Lambach); Berchtesgaden, Obersalzberg (map with guide to the main Obersalzberg sites, plus aerial photos; also Haus Wachenfeld, Berghof, SS Kaserne, and Misc. Bldgs. Part 2); Haus der Deutschen Kunst (all parts).
7 February 2002 -- Added a searchable Table of Contents page, to search the entire site by keyword; added subpage on Gusen/Bergkristall to the Mauthausen page; added pages for Vienna (Hitler visit), Mühldorf (Project Weingut), and Würzburg; added photos to the following pages: Berlin, Lichterfelde, Hitler's Czechoslovakia visits, Schweinfurt Part 4.
25 November 2001 -- Added photos of tunnels beneath Obersalzberg SS Barracks and Hotel Zum Türken; added photos to following Obersalzberg pages - Teehaus, Platterhof, Haus Wachenfeld, Berghof, Misc. Buildings (Antenberg site), Misc. Area Buildings (Rossfeld AA site); added photos to Schweinfurt (Part 4), U.S. Army Posts, Haus der Deutschen Kunst (all parts); added photos of US and USSR border guard posts to Cold War Sites. Moved the page to Simonides.org.
26 August 2001 -- Added photos to Schweinfurt (all pages), Miscellaneous Sites (Lambach, Stuttgart, Heidelberg, Bamberg, Rhein-Main, Ochsenfurt, Baldham), end of the war in the Main-Spessart, Hitler in Austria, Nürnberg (Part 3), Ebensee tunnel system, U.S. Army Posts (Parts 1 and 2); moved the War Memorials to a separate page.
23 March 2001 -- Added photos to the following pages: Haus der Deutschen Kunst (Parts 2, 3, 4 and 5), Schweinfurt pages, Nürnberg (Part 2), Hitler Visits Austria and Czechoslovakia, Buchenwald, U.S. Army Posts (Part 3 - Bad Kissingen), Miscellaneous Sites (added a section on the end of the war in the Main-Spessart region); updated several identifications on the Lost Sites page.
25 February 2001 -- Added photos to the following pages: Obersalzberg (Kehlsteinhaus, Platterhof, Göring's house, SS Barracks, Haus Wachenfeld and Berghof pages), Haus der Deutschen Kunst (Parts 4 and 5), Nürnberg (Parts 1 and 3), Hitler Visits Czechoslovakia, Schweinfurt (Part 4 - Sachs Stadion), U.S.Army Posts (Part 2 - Grafenwöhr), Miscellaneous sites (Hitler at the Hotel Bube, war memorials).
4 February 2001 -- Added Part 3 to the U.S. Army Posts pages, for Manteuffel Kaserne in Bad Kissingen. Updated the Lost Sites page. Added more period photos of Braunau and Fischlham to the page "Adolf Hitler Visits Austria." Added more artwork photos to all of the Haus der Deutschen Kunst pages.
21 January 2001 -- Added two new pages of photos of Hitler's home on the Obersalzberg - Haus Wachenfeld and the Berghof. Added the Würzburg military hospital to the U.S. Army Posts page, and split the page into two parts, for easier loading.
13 January 2001 -- Added the site to the German/American Webring and the WWII German Military Center. Added new photos on the Nürnberg (Kongreßhalle), Obersalzberg (Mooslahnerkopf Teehaus), Mauthausen, Ebensee (Anlage A tunnel now), and Haus der Deutschen Kunst (period color photos from 1937) pages.
9 January 2001 -- Added new links to border sites on the Cold War Sites page.
7 January 2001 -- Added updated identifications to the Lost Sites page.
6 January 2001 -- Added updated information and photos to the Obersalzberg page and various sub-pages (Bibliography, Hotel Zum Türken), U.S. Army Posts page (Chiemsee), and the Haus der Deutschen Kunst page, Part 5 ("Die Schauende"), HDK Part 3 (military themes), HDK Part 4.
17 December 2000 -- Added new photos on several pages - Berlin (Lichterfelde Barracks), Mauthausen, Ebensee (and new links on the latter two pages), and added a section on the Nazis in Prague, March 1939.
5 December 2000 -- Added links on several pages - Berchtesgaden, Obersalzberg/Gaestehaus, Schweinfurt, Berlin Pt. 2, Flossenbürg, Mittelwerk/Dora, Haus der Deutschen Kunst (Munich).
16 October 2000 -- Added a page on the Flossenbürg Concentration Camp site.
15 October 2000 -- Major update, with many new photos added, to the following pages - Berchtesgaden (also Kehlsteinhaus, Bormann/Göring, SS Barracks, and Misc. Buildings pages), Berlin, Nürnberg (all pages), Haus der Deutschen Kunst (all pages), U.S. Army Posts, Miscellaneous Sites (added photos of Hitler's birth house in Austria); moved the Cold War sites to a separate page.
17 September 2000 -- Added several new photos to the Haus der Deutschen Kunst page (Munich).
11 September 2000 -- New photos added to the Schweinfurt Part 2 and Part 4 pages.
6 September 2000 -- Added several items to the Haus der Deutschen Kunst page.
4 September 2000 -- Added a new page on the Haus der Deutschen Kunst in Munich.
3 September 2000 -- Added a new page on Nordhausen/Mittelwerk/Dora. Added this Updates page. Added new photos to the Buchenwald, Schweinfurt, and Miscellaneous Sites (OP Alpha) pages.
30 August 2000 -- Added new pages on the underground sites in Thüringen - the REIMAHG Me 262 production site and the Project "Siegfried" site in the Jonastal. Submitted the site to the World War 2 Webring.
26 August 2000 -- Added the "Lost Sites" page. Added new photos to the Berlin, Miscellaneous Sites, and Schweinfurt pages. Added several new photos to the Buchenwald page.
16 August 2000 -- Added new "now" views to the Schweinfurt pages and new photos to the Nürnberg pages.
5 August 2000 -- Added a page on the end of the war for s.PzJr.Abt. 653.
20 July 2000 -- "Third Reich in Ruins" page initially uploaded.
Third Reich in Ruins, http://www.thirdreichruins.com/
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