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Wolfsschanze, Wolf's Lair

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Address: Remote Forest Location of Gierloz and Ketrzyn, Gierloz 11-400, Poland
Phone Number: +48 89 752 44 29
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Previously East-Prussia; Former Military complex of the Third Reich...

Previously East-Prussia; Former Military complex of the Third Reich. Military Commanding Center of the Eastern Front in WWII. Site of the 1944 assassination attempt on Hitler, by Claus von Stauffenberg. Story told in the 2008 film Valkirye.

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Fantastic place for history lovers

There are mostly ruins of Wolf's lair but I really enjoyed the atmosphere and mock up shooting range.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Monty R
Kaunas, Lithuania
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Kaunas, Lithuania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are mostly ruins of Wolf's lair but I really enjoyed the atmosphere and mock up shooting range.

Thank Monty R
Gourock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Came here for 1 night with friends. Definitely worth the visit. Guides are very knowledgable and we also went out for a ride in a small armoured vehicle which rook us to zone 2! Guide was great and took lots of pictures for us. Hotel was very basic but clean and warm. Food in restaurant traditional but again, lovely. Walking... More 

Thank DianeD1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

If you make the trek to this area of Poland & have any interest in the 3rd Reich & WWII, you would be mad not to visit this site. The scale of the site & it's construction is staggering & there is an undeniable feeling of walking in the footsteps of history. An important part of this is to procure... More 

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Dresden, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

...the kind of presentation is not adequate to it's importance. Of course it is very difficult to find the correct form of introducing this place to the public, but for sure there has to be a better presentation based on scientific work and an improved pedagogical concept.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Whilst much of what remains visible is destroyed, the ruins and general isolated feel to the place give it an eerie nature. Obviously many decisions were made here that altered world history, so it's one of those sites that's important to witness. I would recommend getting a guide (although the cost does not include a separate entrance and parking fee)... More 

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Aalborg, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This is almost a point of pilgrimage if you are into World War Two history; the very spot where Count von Stauffenberg (almost) managed to kill Adolf Hitler. I took the tour with my fav tracel agency, Cultours, and albeit a bit expensive it was worth every penny. Everything stands by and large as it was left in the autumn... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Spend a night in a Wolfsschanze hotel, so you won't have to pay admission fee and parking fee. Use your imagination to think about how Hitler's headquarters looked like back in the 40's. It's also a good idea to take a tour guide but wait a little while for a bigger group to gather (it's too expensive for 1-2 people).

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Alabama, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Our English speaking guide Martin was funny and informative. He was the best feature of the tour. This site is deep in the forest and has many large heaps of concrete that were blown up. So the guide is a must. A good step back into the history of an evil man.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

From Gizycko we drove to the famous (notorious) headquarters of Hitler and his generals during the war in/against Russia. Here lived Adolf for many years, in a gigantic building of heavy concrete. This was German territory back then, part of East Prussia, Polish since 1945. Here Von Stauffenberg unsuccesfully tried to kill Hitler, after a lot of German generals and... More 

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Petah Tiqwa, HaMerkaz, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I was amazed by the size and greatness of the place. The kids loved the walking through the paths and to see what they've learned at school.

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