7. Canaris House

Built in 1766

Admiral Canaris, executed on the 
9th April 1945, was a direct descendant 
of Peter Franz Canaris, builder 
of this house.

 

Franz Peter Canaris, urban and electoral dignitary, had the house erected in 1766. His family came to the Moselle valley from Lake Como in the 17th century. Franz Peter Canaris became the mayor of the city and councillor to the archbishop. He passed away a wealthy man in 1792. His great-grandson, Admiral Wilhelm Canaris, was executed on 09/04/1945 in Flossenbürg concentration camp. As the head of defence, the military secret service, he participated in the resistance against Hitler.


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Wohnhaus Herrenstraße 18
Canaris-house

 

Hof-Staats-und Standskalender 1770
"Hof-Staats-und Stands"calendar, 1770

 

Hof-Staats-und Standskalender 1770
"Hof-Staats-und Stands"calendar, 1770

 

Wilhelm Canaris, 1940
Wilhelm Canaris, 1940

 

Wilhelm Canaris, 1939
Wilhelm Canaris, far left, 1939