Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka said Monday that 'a thorough architectural remodeling is necessary to permanently prevent the recognition and the symbolism of the building'.
In response to questions over whether the house would not have served as a historical reminder of the era, Sobotka said other sites for this objective already existed, such as the Mauthausen concentration camp memorial site, also in the state of Upper Austria. This news story is related to Latest/157853-Hitler-birth-house-to-be-torn-down-Austrian-ministe/ - breaking news, latest news, pakistan ne.
The plan to tear down the building still has to be formalised in legislation and voted on in Parliament.
Hitler was born at the house on April 20, 1889.
The owner had previously been refusing to sell the building or to have it renovated in a way that would reduce its symbolic importance to fans of the Fuhrer.
The building in question is located in the town of Braunau am Inn, about 77 miles east of Munich.
But the arrangement came to an abrupt end five years ago when Pommer unexpectedly refused to grant permission for much-needed renovation works. She also rejected an offer from the interior ministry to purchase the property.
For years, the house has been the subject of a legal dispute between the owner and the government, which has been renting it since 1972 for around £4,100 a month.
A new building put in its place will be used for administrative or for charitable purposes, the paper added.
The issue has sparked heated debate among Braunau's 17,000 residents. Some wanted it as a refugee center and others wanted it to be a museum dedicated to Austria's liberation from Nazi rule.
However, many cultural organizations have opposed the demolition of the building because it is part of Braunau's historic old town and has protected or "listed" status, as do most of the adjacent buildings.