From the main entrance of the hotel, go left. On the other side of the grove of trees, the marker is at the intersection of two pedestrian walkways on the northwest side of the hotel. Marker A rough fieldstone bearing a bronze plaque in English and German
The US 3rd Infantry Division liberated Berchtesgaden on 4 May 1945, receiving the town's surrender on the Schlossplatz. The Division conducted a flag raising ceremony here on the Obersalzberg on 5 May. Thus began 50 years of US Army presence in Berchtesgaden, years of peace and friendship which still resonate across the Atlantic.
3rd Infantry Division
United States Army