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Adolf Hitler’s last years were spent in the Wolf’s Lair bunker in modern-day Poland

Hitler’s former food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair

Ready to be poisoned: Seven decades after Margot Wölk was forced into life at Hitler’s bunker, she has told her full story

Postcard from... Berlin

The new memorial stands just outside the front door of the Berlin Philharmonic orchestra concert hall.

The rise of 'Germany’s Ukip': Eurosceptic AfD party threatens Angela Merkel in state elections

The country’s pro-Europe consensus is under threat from a Ukip-style party that is driving Angela Merkel’s liberal Free Democrat allies from power in state elections

Jewish author Stephan Templ

Jewish author Stephan Templ who shamed Austria over its Nazi past accused of fraud over restitution case

Writer who told of Austrian looting of Jewish property faces jail over claim to sanatorium

Public face, private vice: Joseph and Magda Goebbels with Hitler in 1938

'Final Nazi residence': Joseph Goebbels' 'love nest' goes up for sale... for the third time

Despite two failed attempts to sell the property and fears it may be purchased by neo-Nazis, the Berlin city government now hopes the complex will be turned into a hotel
East Berlin airport in Schönefeld

Postcard from... Berlin

Berlin tourism has increased by a staggering 275 per cent since the fall of its infamous Wall 25 years ago. Among foreign visitors to the city, Brits top the bill. At 1.18m they made up the largest number of non-German tourists last year – an increase of 18 per cent over 2012. The vast majority arrive courtesy of budget airlines such as easyJet which uses the increasingly shabby former East Berlin airport Schönefeld (pictured) as its base in the city.

A stone outside Hitler's birthplace in Braunau pays tribute to victims of fascism

Hitler’s home saved - but will be turned into memorial to his crimes

Politicians have argued bitterly about its fate for decades

Postcard from... Berlin

“Soldiers” clad in British, US and French army uniforms still stand guard in front of what’s left of Checkpoint Charlie – the once famous Allied Cold War crossing point through the former Berlin Wall.

The event was clandestinely filmed by Swiss and Italian police during a two-year investigation

Footage from secret meeting reveals spread of Calabrian ’Ndrangheta Mafia into Switzerland and Germany

Rare insight into a secret world shows crime boss boasting of ‘extortion, cocaine, heroin’ as he welcomes new recruits

Paul von Hindenburg, the then President, shakes hands with Adolf Hitler at Potsdam’s Garrison Church in 1933

Potsdam to vote on rebuilding Garrison Church, where Hitler cemented iron grip on power

Imprisoned in a large metal cage in front of one of Potsdam’s concrete, communist-era office blocks is a man-sized, gold, embossed Prussian eagle flying towards the sun. Next to it stands a giant crown bearing the initials of the Prussian “Soldier King”, Frederick Wilhelm I.

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