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Jun 11, 2013 12:27 PM by Joe Bevans

Hitler retreat getting makeover

BERLIN (AP) - Adolf Hitler's mountain retreat in Bavaria is getting a makeover, with a 17-million euro ($22.5 million) renovation project that will enlarge the historical information center now there. The Bavarian government said Tuesday that building should begin in 2015. The daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung reports the 1,000 square meter (11,000 square foot) center will be expanded to 2,500 square meters (27,000 square feet) in a project that will take until 2018. The center includes details on Obersalzberg - the mountain ridge where Hitler had his Eagle's Nest retreat and Berghof home and headquarters - as well as on the Nazi regime in general. The alpine village was a second center of power after Berlin for the Nazis, with high-ranking officials like Herman Goering, Albert Speer and Martin Bormann also keeping homes there.

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