Landsberg Fortress

It was at this fortress that Hitler served part of his five-year sentence he was sentenced to for the attempted coup in Munich in 1923. According to the prison records, when Hitler was registered on April 1, 1924, Hitler was 175 cm tall and weighed 77 kilo. Beside Hitler, following four coup participants were sentenced to prison at Landsberg, Friedrich Weber, Hermann Kriebel, Emil Maurice and Rudolf Hess. Hitler was released on December 20, 1924. When the Nazis came to power ten years later, Hitler’s prison cell number 7 was transformed into a memorial. The cell became a place of pilgrimage for supporters who wanted to experience places where Hitler, according to myth, sacrificed himself for Germany.

Current status: Preserved (1997).

Address: Hindenburgring 12, 86899 Landsberg am Lech.

Get there: Walk from central Landsberg.

My comment:

After the war, about 300 death sentences against former Nazis were carried out in prison. The prison was still in use in 1997.

Follow up in books: Kershaw, Ian: Hitler – A Biography (2008).