Was Hitler afraid of foreign travel?

Update:

In the pre-war days he could have had the Bismark sail him right into Tokyo Bay to meet Hirohito. 

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  • 1 month ago
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    He probably just didn't like foreigners. If there was a political purpose, then he would. The Meeting of Hendaye took place between Francisco Franco and Adolf Hitler (at the time, Caudillo of Spain and Führer of Germany, respectively). It occurred on 23 October 1940 at the Hendaye railway station in Hendaye, France, near the Spanish–French border.

  • 1 month ago

    There was no need for him to travel far. And bear in mind that if he had indeed sailed to Tokyo it would have taken five or six weeks. Far too long to be absent from Germany.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Hitler was afraid of losing control , which might have happened if he had traveled abroad. He was a control freak. Look at his war against the USSR.

    Beside that he could only speak rudimentary French and felt that his oratory skill would not work well in other languages. Most of those foreign statesmen he talked to were able to speak at least some German like Mannerheim, Mussolini, Horthy, Chamberlain, Edward VIII, Boris III of Bulgaria and Lloyd George.

  • 1 month ago

    The problem with a war-time leader is that outside of his country, foreign agents would happily play "sniper" with him any chance they could get.

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  • 1 month ago

    When Hitler traveled he took many precautions and security was maximum. He undoubtedly took many precautions to avoid dying from attacks.

  • xyzzy
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    1 month ago

    It does not seem so. He traveled to Italy, France, Germany, Czechoslovakia and Poland.

  • Marli
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    1 month ago

    He met Mussolini in Rome and he went from town to town in Germany by plane and train when campaigning.  He also went to Vienna Austria when a young man, and again to celebrate taking over the country.  Oh yes, he saw Paris to celebrate taking over that country. Wasn't there a "Wolf's Lair" in Poland?

    But he might not have liked traveling.  Motion sickness.  Fear of losing his job.  The cost to the nation of carrying his entourage and bodyguards.  Who knows?  He did not go out of Germany as far and as often as he could have done.  Maybe he could not relax anywhere but in the Obersalzberg.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Yes, that's why everywhere he went, he turned it into Germany so that it wouldn't be foreign travel.

  • Rick
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    there were several attempts on his life at home, no telling what might happen if he would leave Germany ..............................

  • 1 month ago

    NOBODY CARES WHAT THAT MONSTER DID...He was disgusting!!

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