Bad Wiessee is known for its healing sulfur-fountain, discovered by the Dutch oil explorer Adriaan Stoop. People spend their holidays in Bad Wiessee because of its quiet atmosphere and its location at the north side of the Alps.
Bad Wiessee is also notorious as the scene of the key events within the Night of the Long Knives, June 30, 1934, when Hitler and the Schutzstaffel (SS) purged the leadership of the Sturmabteilung (SA), many of whom were staying at the resort. The key leaders Ernst Röhm, Anton von Hohberg und Buchwald, Karl Ernst, Edmund Heines and Peter von Heydebreck were arrested and taken to Stadelheim Prison where they later were executed.
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... Röhm and several of his companions went away on holiday at a resort in Bad Wiessee ... and asked him to gather all the SA leaders at Bad Wiessee on June 30 for a conference ... At dawn on 30 June, Hitler flew to Munich and then drove to Bad Wiessee, where he personally arrested Röhm and the other SA leaders ...
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