Dom Evy Braun
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Eva Braun’s house in Pobierowo – an abandoned summer residence attracts with its mystery

Eva Braun’s house in Pobierowo is undeniably one of the most original attractions located on the Polish coast. The building is located among the trees, right next to the cliff, at the last descent to the beach in the village. The former summer residence of the concubine and briefly wife of Adolf Hitler, Chancellor of the Third Reich, remains abandoned and devastated, but nevertheless attracts the attention of curious tourists.

This wooden villa-style house was built in the 1930s and became the site of Eva Braun’s summer sojourn in the following decade. During this period, the building was closely guarded by German soldiers. It was often visited by Hermann Göring, who lived in nearby Międzywodzie. However, there are no historical records of Adolf Hitler staying here. The single-storey house was built of wood and covered with a hipped roof with elongated dormers. A set-back porch led into the building. The villa had a rather simple construction, both sides being mirror images of each other.

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Dom Evy Braun

After the end of the Second World War, the building was abandoned and deteriorated. Despite the lack of supervision and care, it has retained its shape and, apart from numerous graffiti, has suffered little damage. However, windows and doors boarded up do not stop vandals from entering, which has no positive effect on the condition of the wooden villa. The state of preservation of the rooms is much worse than that of the facades or the roof, for example. Eva Braun’s famous house is a popular tourist attraction due to its picturesque location. The owner, however, has no interest in it at all and it has therefore been abandoned and in ruins for many years. Its location near large hotels generates more and more traffic around the villa, which can be an opportunity or a curse for it.

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Despite the devastation, the historic building has become an unofficial tourist attraction on Poland’s west coast. The unguarded villa attracts hundreds of travellers hungry for unusual experiences.


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