Treasure hunter who found £500million of Nazi treasure in a Bavarian wood says landowner won't let him dig it up 'because he wants it for himself'

A trove of Nazi treasure valued at over £500million has been pinpointed in a Bavarian wood.
But the hoard cannot be excavated because the treasure hunter who has found it has fallen out with the landowner — whose permission he needs to extract it.
Hans Glueck, 76, who has quested after the hoard of gold, diamonds, artworks and rare postage stamps for two decades says the owner of the land wants the treasure for himself.
But without the map and coordinates he has obtained down the years 'he is as blind as a mole,' said the fortune-seeker.
In the dying days of the Third Reich SS chief Heinrich Himmler greenlighted for his brutal deputy Ernst Kaltenbrunner to empty the Berlin Reichsbank of loot and send it south on a train to the Alps.
Hardline Nazis plotted their postwar resistance fantasy in the Alps with the Werewolf units and the treasure was intended to fund them.
The plan was for the train to cross the border at Passau into Austria and the loot to be stored in a salt mine.
The box in which part of the treasure map was discovered. Without the map and coordinates he has obtained down the years, Grueck says the landlord 'is as blind as a mole'
The box in which part of the treasure map was discovered. Without the map and coordinates he has obtained down the years, Grueck says the landlord 'is as blind as a mole'
But Allied air attacks and advancing Russians made the train with its valuable cargo hide for three days in a tunnel at Tittling in Bavaria.
The SS had a functioning radio post in the forest at Arrach. This, says Glueck, was where it was to end up - and where it still lies.
A few days after the transport, Soviet troops intercepted a Nazi radio statement: 'Command executed. Transport of guards taken over and stored in BSCHW. Ask for further instructions. '
The abbreviation is thought to be a reference to the Bavarian Forest - Bayerische Wald - and the SCH a reference to schacht, or shaft.
Kaltenbrunner made it to his Austrian homeland where he was arrested on May 12, 1945 by a US military patrol.
In the garden of his villa, buried among the beetroot, was found 76 kilograms of gold in six bars - a small portion of the train's cargo.
On October 1, 1946, three days before his 43rd birthday, Kaltenbrunner was found guilty of war crimes at Nuremberg, sentenced to death and executed on October 16 without revealing the whereabouts of the loot.
In 1995 Glueck, from Heidelberg, was giving an interview to Bavaria TV about his various worldwide treasure hunts that had taken him to Greece, Portugal and America and made him well known among the world's metal detecting fraternity.
Afterwards he was contacted by a man who said he had an old map that he might find 'interesting.'
The map, he was told, had belonged to an SS officer captured by the Russians and shipped to Siberia.
'Presumably he had sewn the card into the lining of his coat,' says Glueck.
The SS man was doomed, and he knew it: the Russians shot most of them out of hand.
Before he was executed he handed the map with the details of the Arrach treasure on it to Willi Jahnke, a Wehrmacht soldier and prisoner of war. 
Jahnke survived captivity to return to his home which would later become Communist East Germany.
He kept the map and dreamed of one day going west to look for the treasure.
Property stolen from Jews during the war is among the loot buried in old and booby-trapped mines near the village of Arrach, close to the border with Czech Republic. Pictured are rings removed from the victims of the Nazi's concentration camps
Property stolen from Jews during the war is among the loot buried in old and booby-trapped mines near the village of Arrach, close to the border with Czech Republic. Pictured are rings removed from the victims of the Nazi's concentration camps
When the Berlin Wall fell, Jahnke 'wanted to use his chance for wealth at last,' said Glueck.
He travelled to the Bavarian Forest in 1990 with his wife in a bid to find the treasure, but he did not understand the map and its markings.   
However, locals told him of the 'night and fog' action that took place there early in May 1945.
It saw Polish forced laborers have to reload heavy ammunition crates on to 20 available hay carts.
The residents of Arrach were commanded stay indoors and keep their shutters closed. 
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