Interested in the German Eagle statues? Learn more about the Third Reich German Eagles statutes still surviving on period structures…
The government of the Third Reich had adopted the Eagle as its national symbol. This was similar to those symbols of the previous German governments as well as other countries across Europe.
Use of the Eagle Statue
The design used in the German architectural structures to create the statues initially showed the eagle facing toward the right when it was depicted as a national symbol. However, it faced the left side when it was a Nazi symbol. This was not followed regularly and the claws of the Eagle often grasped a wreath of oak leaves that was surrounded by a swastika.
Location of Surviving German Eagle Statues
There are different government and party buildings all across Germany, as well as architectural structures that still have the surviving German statutes. You can see them on the autobahn bridges that were constructed under the Nazi regime. It shows the Reichs Eagle Hoheitszeichen as a prominent placement. Even though the Allied occupation forces stopped the display and bearing of Nazi uniforms and insignia through the years 1945 and 1946, the Eagle statues survived. Of course the swastika sign has been removed, but you can see most of them still surviving as proud Eagles on monuments, street signs, statues and buildings all across German occupied lands. Most of the Eagles were crafted out of stone or metal and were not painted.
Some of the remaining statues can be found at Amberg. In Germany a statue is located at the main entryway of the former Ritter-Von-Möhl Kaserne that was considered the U.S. Army Pond Barracks. This eagle was initially placed on the side of the building gate but was later removed and reinstalled as a monument.
In Augsburg you can see a German eagle statue on top of the front entrance of the building in Landratsamt, Prinzregentenstrabe. There are motorcycle troops based in Kaserne, and the eagle is on top of a building right next to the main headquarters. The Reichenhall still has the detail right on the corner of the main gate building at the Ritter-von-Tutschek Kaserne. Of course the swastika has been converted into Edelweiss.
Another building that has the swastika insignia removed but still has the eagle is Berchtesgaden-Stanggass in the Kanzlei building over the main entry doorway.
At Gebirgsjäger Kaserne you can see the eagle over the entryway for pedestrians and this swastika has been altered into the Edelweiss. There are many eagles and soldiers depicted over the entry doorway at the Bergen-Hohne, Kaserne Offiziers Heim. The eagle is flanked by soldiers.
Pictures from all over the world of surviving buildings with eagle statues from the German era include the government and police offices along with the Tempelhof Airport in Berlin. There are six eagles that flank the corners of the building in the entire Tempelhof complex.