Prinzregentenplatz 16


At Prinzregentenplatz 16 in Munich, between 1929 and 1945, Hitler rented a lavish nine-room apartment on the second floor. The apartment was paid by the party and was mainly used for private purposes even if official events took place. Prior to the accession of power in 1933, Hitler spent much time in the apartment because it was in Munich that the Nazi party had its headquarters (Brown house). After the seizure of power, the Nazi political high-seat were moved to Berlin, but Hitler kept the Munich apartment. The times he was in Bavaria he lived at Berghof, Obersalzberg, and rarely in Munich. It was in this apartment that Hitler’s niece, Geli Raubal, committed suicide on September 18, 1931. Exactly why she committed suicide has never really been established. Hitler was deeply affected by her suicide and her room became a shrine which few people were allowed to enter.

Current status: Preserved (1997).

Address: Prinzregentenplatz 16, 81675 M√ľnchen.

Get there: Metro to Prinzregentenplatz Station.

My comment:

Hitler’s former apartment belongs 2010 to Munich police department and is not available for visits. There has been much speculations what kind of relationship Hitler had with his niece. Some claim that there was a sexual relationship between them but there is actually no evidence for this. Rather, it was a matter of Hitler having an enormous need for control of his niece’s affairs, whether it was cavaliers, studies or leisure activities.

Follow up in books: Hayman, Ronald: Hitler and Geli (1997).