Hitler's birthplace to be 'neutralised' and turned in to police station

 | Updated: Jun 03, 2020, 11:44 AM IST

The building where Nazi leader Adolf Hitler was born in Austria will be turned into a police station, after it became a tourist destination for neo-Nazis.

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The yellow corner house in the Austrian town of Braunau, on the border with Germany, will be remodelled to blend in with the rest of the street, with a stone placed outside to commemorate the victims of fascism to be removed.  

The government took possession of the house in 2016 under a compulsory purchase order, for a price of 810,000 euros 



Hitler spent the first few weeks of his life in a flat in the 17th-Century building in the town of Braunau am Inn.

The fate of the property has been the subject of a lengthy dispute. For decades, the government rented it from its former owner in an attempt to stop far-right tourism.



The £5million redesign will see the property given two gabled roof ends with the exterior painted a neutral white colour.




Floorplans show it will also feature extensive underground construction, including car parking space.

Garages to the rear of the property will also be remodelled, with more space added in underground parking lots 

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Blueprints of the property show how it will be divided up inside as it begins its new life as a local police station.

A commemorative plaque outside the building will also be removed and may be exhibited in a museum.