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 (bĕrk′təs-gäd′n, bĕrKH′-)
A town of southeast Germany in the Bavarian Alps. It is a popular resort.


(German ˈbɛrçtəsɡaːdən)
(Placename) a town in Germany, in SE Bavaria: site of the fortified mountain retreat of Adolf Hitler. Pop: 7667 (2003 est)


(ˈbɛrx təsˌgɑd n)

a town in SE Bavaria, in SE Germany: site of the fortified mountain chalet of Adolf Hitler. 39,800.
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One extraordinary recovery is the book of Hours of Jeanne de Navarre, which was found on the floor of Hitler's wrecked hideaway at Berchtesgarden, in the Bavarian Alps, in 1945--and at first mistaken for a brick.
In this vein, Stolzl not only adopts the allegorical counter-image of the Bergfilm to a corrupt urban society but also relegates Nazism chiefly to the big city, grossly misrepresenting the Nazi stronghold in Bavaria and Hitler's presence in Berchtesgarden.
He handwrote 60 volumes of the diaries on aged, tea-soaked paper, claiming they were recovered from a plane that crashed in 1945 carrying the Fuhrer's effects to his Berchtesgarden retreat.