For many years the German government tried to hide this place, so as not to make it a place for people to recognize the death. But that did not help. This spot is a magnet for tourists and curious visitors.
The Führerbunker is the name of Hitler’s command bunker, where he stayed during the last months of the war. From there the war was directed against the Soviets, who kept conquering Germany slowly. And here Hitler committed suicide when he understood that the Nazis had officially lost the war, and his dreams of ruling the world will never be achieved.
The bunker was in fact a connection between two other bunkers, that were set up next to one another, in two floors. The top floor of the bunker was called Vorbunker and was used for managing the bunkers.
In the lower floor was the Führerbunker, the command bunker. It contains 30 small rooms, including Hitler’s accommodations, which were installed for him in February 1945. Hitler himself was already living in the bunker back in January 1945, with his mistress Eva Braun, his personal secretary Martin Bormann, and Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels, who brought his family to the bunker.
The day prior to his suicide, April 29th 1945, Hitler married Eva Braun, and the next day April 30th 1945 the two committed suicide, and their bodies cremated, as per the instructions that Hitler left behind before his death. Their bodies were not able to be identified, which led to many conspiracy theories about Hitler’s escape to South America. On May 1st, 1945, the Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels and his wife Magda poisoned themselves and their six children, committing suicide as well.
On the same day Martin Bormann escaped the bunker. When the Red Army soldiers reached the bunker on May 2nd, 1945, only a handful of Hitler’s team members remained.
The location of the bunker was on the side of democratic Germany,
slightly cynical name for East Germany, the Communist Party.
At the end of the 1950’s on top of the bunker was built a parking lot and housing built all around. The place mostly housed star athletes from East Germany of the time.
Only in 2006 was the spot recognized, and the parking lot became a tourist stop for curious visitors. Today, only a small sign recognizes the location of the bunker, and explains its original structure. But mostly the spot attracts groups of tourists who want to see the final resting spot of the most horrible man in history, whose body was never found, which is only a small, good for nothing parking lot In Berlin.