Apr 05, 12 | 12:01 am
By Herald Sun
The largest holiday resort ever built by the Nazis is set to be converted into a luxury hotel.
A holiday camp built by Hitler will be converted into a luxury hotel and apartments. Picture: Wikimedia/Klugschnacker
A large section of the Colossus of Prora, which was built by Hitler in the 1930s, has been sold for £2.2million ($3 million) at a Berlin auction, the UK's Daily Mail reported.Block one of the camp, which spans nearly five kilometres along the coast of the Baltic Island of Ruegen, will be transformed into a 400-bed luxury hotel and 400 apartments.It was constructed over a period of six years by the stormtroopers of the Nazi "Strength Through Joy" leisure organisation. However no Nazis ever stayed there.It was occupied after 1945 by the Red Army and was going to be blown up after the war but was saved by a lack of dynamite.
It is hoped that all the rooms will eventually be given a makeover following the bid.