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.