Vogelsang is situated on the northern fringe of the german "Eifel" region. Very near to the border with Belgium, not far away from Aachen. Vogelsang was a Nazi "Ordensburg" = Castle of the Order, there were three of them, the others located near Sonthofen in Bavaria and Krössinsee in Pommerania. They were elite universities meant to train the political cadres that were supposed to rule and administer the Reich. An applicant had to pass two years at each Ordensburg, each of which had a different curriculum. Vogelsang was built from 1933 till 1936 and only a small part of the projected infrastructures were realized. It was functional from 1936 till the outbreak of the war in 1939. Till 1945 it was used by the Hitleryouth and as a "Adolf Hitler Gymnasium" = High School. After the war it was first used as Barracks by the British Army before it was given to the Belgium Army. On january the 1st 2006 it was turned over to the german authorities. Adjacent to it is a huge training area. Unfortunately I lost my best pics when I reorganized my photobucket account. Vogelsang is the biggest complex of Nazi architecture that has survived. Even if the site is now somewhat in a state of dereliction and the germans seem to be lacking the necessary funds to develop the site it is well worth a visit. It is impressive to see how architecture can be used to manipulate people and how the place still reeks of Hitler's insane ideas after so many years.