His programme for transforming Linz into a "world-class metropolis" envisaged a whole series of imposing edifices on either side of the Danube, modelled upon Budapest, with a suspension bridge linking the north and south banks. The climax of his plan was to have been a colossal "Gau-Haus" for the Nazi party, with a gigantic assembly hall and a belfry in which he planned to have a crypt to house his tomb. The other highlights of his riparian development schemes were to have included a City Hall, a grandiose hotel, a large theatre, a General Command building, a stadium, an art gallery, a library, an ordinance museum and an exhibition palace, not to mention a monument to commemorate the "liberation" of 1938 and another glorifying the memory of Anton Bruckner. I was to have drawn up plans for the art gallery and the stadium, both of which were to have been erected atop a hill overlooking the city.

His retirement home was to have been built nearby, also in an elevated position. Even before the War, Hitler had occasionally declared that once his political goals had been attained, he intended to retire from affairs of state and spend the rest of his days quietly in Linz.

Speer, Albert: Erinnerungen, Ullstein, Germany, 1969, p.113

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