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The peacefulness and tranquility of this photo represents a return to peace in a beautiful area with a very dark history. Behind these friendly bovine, rests the infamous Obersalzberg. If you are not familiar with it, you may be interested to know that this mountain was one of the main headquarters for the Third Reich during World War 2.
After his brief stint in German prison, a young Adolf Hitler spent the summer in a cabin on the these mountains and decided it would be a fitting place to establish his evil empire. During the Nazis’ reign, generational German families were forced from their homes on the mountain to make way for a sprawling Nazi complex, complete with an elaborate system of underground bunkers and tunnels.
After World War 2, this beautiful place remained in allied hands until it was formally handed back over to the Bavarian government in the mid 1990’s. It is now a peaceful place whose majestic peaks and fascinating but cautionary history draw many tourists every year.
The people are friendly and hospitable and the landscape is genuinely breathtaking. If you ever come to this very beautiful place, be sure to take a tour of the Obersalzberg and don’t forget to enjoy some famous Bavarian strudel!
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