Adolf Hitler at the centre of Austria's City of Culture campaign

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Adolf Hitler is one of the last names you would expect to be deployed in a tourism marketing campaign.

But the Fuehrer has been given centre stage by the next European City of Culture.

Liverpool naturally highlighted its connections to the Beatles, its most famous sons, when it became City of Culture in 2008.

But the Austrian city of Linz, with no lederhosen version of the Fab Four to exploit, has instead decided to showcase the works of the architect of the Third Reich.
The Nazi leader spent nine years of his childhood in the city which he loved so much he intended to make it the location for a magnificent five star Adolf Hitler Hotel. He had also proposed building a 162-metre high bell tower in Linz to house the remains of his parents.

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