Everyone in front of the train station is waiting for the special train due in at 3:30. As Adolf
Hitler emerges from the train station, shouts of "Heil" pour forth from thousands of voices to
greet him. The frenzy of jubilation increases in intensity, the closer the Führer comes to the
center of the city. Standing in the car, the Führer accepts the adoration of the people with
shining eyes. Thousands of little flags accompany him like a rolling ocean the kilometer and a
half along the way; jubilation surges toward him, expressing at once gratitude and love. The
first thing one notices in the hall of the hotel where the Führer is staying in Linz, is a table: a
table piled high with gifts - large and small, presented by children, adults, workers, clerks.
They are all piled up together, all clearly given from the heart.
From the official Viennese Newspaper, Wiener Zeitung, April 8, 1938 /No. 97
April 8, 1938
Hitler visits the Upper Austrian Provincial Museum. He remembers it from his school days. As a student then, he was a member of the museum association. Hitler appears with his staff. He is greeted by the director. Hitler stops before the large picture "View of Linz around 1600". It is from Joseph Maria Kaiser, formerly a custodian of the museum. Hitler indicates that he is well-informed, uses the picture to point out the city planning already recognizable at that time. He devotes particular attention to the pictures from the 19th century. Then he returns to city planning: "Linz lies on the Danube, just like Budapest. The public buildings of this city should be along the river!"
From Kubin, Ernst: Sonderauftrag Linz, Orac, Vienna, 1989, p. 13