Sometimes he would make a sketch of one of the towers of the historic fortifications of Linz: "This was my favourite
playground. I was not that good at school, but when it came to our pranks I was second to none. In remembrance of
this time in my life, I wish to have this tower converted into a big youth hostel some day."
Speer, Albert: Erinnerungen, Ullstein, Germany, 1969, p.112