The opening of
a luxury hotel on the site of Adolf
Hitler’s Alpine retreat in southern Germany is aimed at boosting tourism, but it has also sparked new debate about the
country’s Nazi past.
The five-star Intercontinental Resort Berchtesgaden opened last week in the rarified Bavarian air 1000 metres above
sea level where Hitler wrote part of his manifesto “Mein Kampf”.
Personally, I really don’t see the problem. It’s not like the hotel is shaped like a Swastika…although in early
designs it was shaped like an “H”. Not that any of the horror there should be forgotten, but the effort seems like a
good one to improve German tourism, and to help the area get over it’s dubious past.