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Valentin Feurstein
Born 18 January 1885
Died 8 June 1970 (1970-06-09) (aged 85)
Place of birth Bregenz, Austria-Hungary
Place of death Innsbruck, Austria
Allegiance Flag of Austria-Hungary (1869-1918).svg Austria-Hungary (to 1918)
Flag of Austria.svg Austria (to 1938)
Flag of German Reich (1935–1945).svg Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1907-1945
Rank General der Gebirgstruppe
Unit Tiroler Kaiserjägern
Commands held 2. Gebirgs-Division
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Valentin Feurstein (1 January 1885 – 8 June 1970) was an Austrian military officer serving in the Austrian and German armies.

Feurstein served in the Austrian Bundesheer in the 1930s. He served as Commander of 3.Division (stationed in St. Pölten). After the Anschluss and the incorporation of the Bundesheer into it, Feurstein served as a General in the Wehrmacht.

He commanded the 2nd Mountain Division in Fall Weiss and during the Norwegian Campaign. In 1941 he was promoted to full General of the mountain troops (Gen.d.Geb.Tr.). He also served on the Italian front in 1943.

Feurstein was City Commander of Bregenz in 1945 and tried to declare Bregenz as non-combat zone.

He was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 12 August 1944.

He died on 8 June 1970.


  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas, 2000. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Commander of 2. Gebirgs-Division
1 March 1938 – 4 March 1941
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Ernst Schlemmer

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