Opposing the Nazis was dangerous and often deadly, but there were many people and political leaders in Munich who did not agree with Hitler. On the Residenz street side of the Feldherrnhalle, there was a Nazi Memorial with two guards posted 24 hours a day. Anyone passing this point was required to give the one-arm Nazi salute. People avoided this by turning from Residence Street left onto Viscardi alley and walking past the Feldherrnhalle on the other side. This alley became known to the people of Munich as the “Drückebergergasse” which means Avoider’s Alley. The bronze path painted here on the cobblestones is a reminder and a memorial to those who opposed the Regime.
This concludes your tour of the Feldherrnhalle. If you are following the recommended route, walk down the Viscardi Alley in front of you. Take a left at the end onto Theatiner Street and listen to the last track of the tour.