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Article about: Hi everone, inspired by FB's recent thread showing SS honour guards in Munich, I thought I would show some pictures, including some of those same areas today, along with some other contempor

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    Hi everone, inspired by FB's recent thread showing SS honour guards in Munich, I thought I would show some pictures, including some of those same areas today, along with some other contemporary pictures.

    I visited Munich in 2009 and 2011 and took these comparison pictures.

    First of all, The Fuhrerbau and Ehrentempel. For those unfamiliar, this area (collectively the Konigsplatz) was the nerve centre of National Socialist Munich, here was the Fuhrers building, (Fuhrer Bau) the Nazi National headquaters (Braunes Haus) and the honour tempels (Ehrentempel) which were the structures in which those killed in the Beer Hall Putsch were interred. In front of these buildings was a parade ground.

    Today, the Fuhrer Bau and the base of the Honour Tempels survives, as well as the pre-nazi buildings visible behind the parading policemen.
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    Here is The Feldherrnhalle, where the Beer Hall Putsch was halted by the intervention (and gunfire) of the police.
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    And The Haus Der Kunst (House of Art), still an art gallery today. I was interested to note that swastika motifs can still be seen in the ceiling panels today.
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    Nice thread. I have enjoyed it. Thanks.

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    The swastikas in the ceiling of the Hofbrauhaus were merely painted over into a more artistic style but can still be discerned.

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    Another view of the Feldernhalle shrine.

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    The mounting holes for the plaque above the wreath are still visible...

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    Luftgaukommando building on Prinzregentstrasse.

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    The Luftwaffe Adler (sans swastika) is still visible in the entrance foyer...

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    Simply fascinating gentlemen! Thanks for sharing.
    Best regards,
    Chris

    "Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also."
    Carl Jung

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    Around the corner from the Luftgaukommando building I spotted this window grill. Surely another echo of the past?

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