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Hitler's alpine retreat getting multi-million dollar makeover

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Undated photo of Adolf Hitler and his mistress Eva Braun posing on the Terrace of the Berghof, Berchtesgeden, Germany. (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 11,000 square foot center will be expanded to 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.