The three-storey building in Braunau am Inn near the German border will begin a major renovation, which authorities hope will prevent it from becoming a place of pilgrimage for Nazi sympathizers.
Hitler was born on April 20, 1889 in an apartment building in the building, as his father worked as a customs officer in the town. The family left Braunau am Inn, part of Austria-Hungary when Hitler was three years old.
The building where Adolf Hitler was born was pictured in 2015. Credit: Joe Klamar / AFP / Getty Images
According to a government press release, Interior Minister Karl Nehammer said at the press conference on Tuesday that the town “became the antithesis of everything (Hitler)”.
The fate of the building has long been a controversial issue in the town, many want to break down the painful reminder that Hitler spent there.
Austrian Interior Minister Karl Nehammer presented the selected plan for architectural redesign of the house where Hitler was born Credit: JOE KLAMAR / AFP / AFP via Getty Images
For decades, the controversial building belonged to Gerlinde Pommer, who owned the property before the birth of his family, Hitler. The Austrian Ministry of the Interior began leasing the site in 1972 and handed it over to various charities. However, the building has been vacant since the building, which was the last disabled disabled center that was vacated in 2011.
It followed a legal strangulation of seizures and compensation, during which time plans to demolish the building were shelved.
The exterior of the building was shown on digital models by the Austrian architectural firm Marte.Marte, who won a competition to renovate the architecture. Credit: marte.mart to
After securing the site, the Austrian government continued to worry that it could attract neo-Nazis and others who sympathize with Hitler’s ideology. “The future use of the house by the police will be a clear sign that this building will never serve to commemorate National Socialism,” said Austria’s then Minister of Internal Affairs Wolfgang Peschorn, who announced his decision to turn it into a police station last year.
Renovation of the building is expected to be completed in early 2023 and cost about € 5 million ($ 5.6 million).