The fate of the building (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk), located in the northern Austrian town of Amstetten, was uncertain since Josef Fritzl’s crimes were discovered, it has now been decided.
The house in which he locked his daughter in a cellar for 24 years fathered seven children by her is to be razed, Austrian media report.
However no date has been set for the demolition of the house.
The town’s mayor said he would prefer the house to be knocked down under cover of darkness, in order to try to deter the attention of the media.
In March 2009, Fritzl, 74, was jailed for life after being convicted of murdering one of the children he had with his daughter through neglect, as well as rape, incest, and enslaving his daughter.
His daughter, now in her 40s, and her children received therapy, and official details about their current situation have not been made public.
The house has been empty for years, as other tenants left the building shortly after Fritzl’s crimes were discovered.