Independence Day at The Eagle’s Nest – 7/4/13

Martin Bormann had a Bavarian Alps hide-a-way constructed for a 1939 birthday present to Adolf Hitler.  The massive, stone-block chalet sits on top of a mountain at an elevation of just over 5,400 feet. In early May 1945, American soldiers named it – The Eagle’s Nest.

Today I placed an American flag on the top of Hitler's mountain.

Today I placed Old Glory on top of Hitler’s mountain.

From a bus turn-a-round landing at an elevation of 5,000 feet a half-block long tunnel was bored into the mountain.  The tunnel connects to an elevator which raises 400 feet and opens inside the hide-a-way building.  Leaving, as I walked through the tunnel I whistled 'The Longest Day."

From a bus turn-a-round landing at an elevation of 5,000 feet a half-block long tunnel was bored into the mountain. The tunnel connects to an elevator which rises another 400 feet and opens inside the chalet.
Leaving, as I walked through the tunnel I whistled ‘The Longest Day.”

 

 

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About Jeff Lowdermilk

I have traveled to Europe several times over the last few years to follow my grandfather's path as detailed in his World War I diary. My grandfather was an American Infantryman who survived the war. This has been an adventurous journey of self-exploration. The friends I have made along the way and experiences gained have greatly enriched my life

One thought on “Independence Day at The Eagle’s Nest – 7/4/13

  1. Quiles Michel

    Congratulations Jeff and good luck in your European pilgrimage.
    God protect you.
    If you are going on here in the South-East of France, come and see me, okay?
    Thank you for your great work.
    Michel.
    J’ai pensé à l’Amérique hier, 4 Juillet pour l’indépendance Day.

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