Braunau am Inn, Hitler's birthplace
Braunau am Inn is a charming town in Austria, with a population of about 17,500 people, on the south bank of the Inn river which separates Austria and Germany. The photo above shows Salzburger Vorstadt, the street where Adolf Hitler was born on April 20, 1889. The street was renamed Adolf-Hitler-Strasse after the Anschluss of Germany and Austria on March 12, 1938. The house where Hitler was born is on the right.
The photo above shows the yellow three-story building in Braunau am Inn where Hitler was born in the former Gasthof zum Pommer or Gasthof des Josef Pommer. The original address of the building was Salzburger Vorstadt 219 when Adolf Hitler was born here at 6:30 p.m. on April 20, 1889, Easter Sunday.
The house where Hitler was born in Braunau am Inn is unmarked, except for a large stone of Mauthausen granite which was placed on the corner in 1989, the 100th anniversary of Hitler's birth. The English translation of the words on the stone are: "For peace, freedom and democracy, never again Fascism, millions of dead admonish."
The stone, which is in front of Hitler's birthplace is from the quarry at the Mauthausen concentration camp. Hitler wanted to use the Mauthausen granite for new buildings in Linz, where he planned to retire.
In the center of the iron grillwork over the door into Hitler's birthplace, there are the initials MB, which allegedly stand for Martin Bormann, Hitler's secretary and right-hand man.