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Berchtesgaden

(bĕrkh`təsgä'dən), town (1994 pop. 8,050), Bavaria, SE Germany, in the Bavarian Alps. It is a popular winter and summer resort. Salt has been mined there since the 12th cent. At the nearby Obersalzberg is the site of Hitler's residence, the Berghof.

Berchtesgaden

a town in Germany, in SE Bavaria: site of the fortified mountain retreat of Adolf Hitler. Pop.: 7667 (2003 est.)
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And every picture has a vivid memory - the smell of burning flesh that comes back to him when he sees a photo of a burning German vehicle he shot from the tank's turret; how residents of Munich dressed for a normal day and walked around destroyed buildings as if nothing was wrong; what it was like to stand on the steps outside one of Adolf Hitler's homes in Berchtesgarden, Germany; and a crew member cradling a goat.
While others collected silverware engraved with the initials "AH," he took albums from Hitler's collection, which he found in numbered boxes, packed for delivery to the Eagle's Nest headquarters in Berchtesgarden.
The 1937 German film, Der Hund Von Baskerville, was a particular favourite of Adolf Hitler and a print was found in his private cinema in his Berchtesgarden retreat in 1945.