adolf hitler was born in braunau on april 20th 1889. hitler and his parents lived in braunau until 1894. adolf hitler's father was a customs inspector in braunau. pictured is a yellow building near the tree on the right that was hitler's house. there is a stone marker in front of the house. there is really is not much to do or see in braunau but it...more
I was told that this is not the birthplace but the place where he lived after birth. It is a simple building housing a library ("Volksbücherei"). It seems that the place is frequently visited by fomer Nazis (the Soviet and other communists used to call them "fascists" which is clearly a flattering because compared to the Nazi crimes the joke...more
Nothing at or around the house indicates that Hitler was living there. The text on the stone reads. in English: FOR PEACE FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACYNEVER AGAIN FASCISMMILLIONS OF DEATHS ADMONISHWhat a difference: In Gori, Georgia, the birthplace of Josip Wissaronovich Dzhugashvili aka Stalin is preserved the way that a sorts of temple is built around...more
It is quite a typical small local Gasthaus claiming to host the smallest professional microbrewery in the world. If you ask for the brewery you will be told that it is not at the place but in the cellar of the owner.You may even visit the brewery. A guided tour plus a Weisswurst snack and beer tasting costs 9 EUR. Call ahead if you are interested...more
I really wondered to see a restaurant with this name right opposite the Hitler house. Enlarge the picture to see what is written there! I was not in it, because I had just half a meter Bratwurst at Bogner and even if I had any need of food or drink a sorts of hidden "political correctness" had kept me from entering. At other places I had no...more
Braunau does not make many attempts to sell itself as a touristic destination - their possible target group will disappear in a few years simply due to the biological process. And all of Braunau tries to show that what Austria imagines to be "political correctness". Therefore it is absolutely impossible to purchase there any "Hitler souvenir", I have not even seen picture postcards of the Hitler house.
What to buy: Buy Mozart balls instead! - there are not enough Hitler balls.
Adolf was not the only one Austrian who went abroad to better develop his political talents.
Not born in Braunau but in Graz and grown up in Thal bei Graz Arnold was elected for Governor of California.
If you plan to visit Braunau avoid the 20 April because on 20 April (Führers Geburtstag, i.e. Hitler's birthday was the most important holiday in the Third Reich) the center of Braunau might be inaccessible for non-residents to prevent unwelcome festivities or demonstrations there but it can be assumed that it will be a bit more relaxed in a not...more
Not far south of Braunau on the way to Tarsdorf and Fúcking (see my pages!) the Salzach meets the bigger Inn which forms from that place on the border between Austria and Germany (the last kms to its end the Salzach is the frontier), a few km from here is the Bavarian Burghausen with a castle forming almost a city itself (opposite the Austrian...more
Braunau is the capital city of a Bezirk (engl. District) which is in Austria an administrative unit below a state (the state in this case is Oberösterreich/Upper Austria). In this district (and in the neighbouring districts both in Austria and in Germany as well) are plenty of villages with extremely funny names and you may easily do a tour (even...more
Favorite thing: Today, on Hitler's birthday, it comes into my mind that the new Pope, Josef Ratzinger, who was elected on 19 April 2005, one day before Hitler's birthday, was also born here nearby, in Marktl am Inn in Bavaria http://www.markt-marktl.de/index.asp , just across the border, only 20 km (18 min. driving time) away from here.