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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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Description: 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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WW2 history comes alive in this abandoned area

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Aalborg, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

excellent place. It has a lot of history. The hotel is cheap. You can even rent a WWII motorbike. Nice guide tours as well

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Orland Hills
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We booked this tour through Interpol, and had a driver pick us up at out hotel and drop us at the attraction. Once there, we were greeted by Jadwiga, our tour guide. She was so friendly and gave us an incredibly interesting tour. We were able to walk into and through some buildings and all the while Jadwiga was sharing... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I didn't know what to expect coming here. I'm a history teacher and was really interested in seeing the spot where Hitler was almost assassinated. I thought I'd show up, see a couple of buildings, and it'd be over. What I didn't expect was a hike through the woods that really was a hike through history. Make sure you wear... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We went to see the bunkers in the morning but sadly for us rain was a little pain in the xxx. We didn't get a guided tour which could be a better way to experience the atmosphere and learn more. Anyway nice place if you are interested WW2 and history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We stayed last week in Warsaw and organised 3 private tours via a company called Intopoland. Danuta dealt with all my queries in a very professional and helpful manner, and all of the trips were fantastic.We were collected on time from our apartment each day, and dropped off at a location of our choosing. We first visited Wolf's Lair, which... More 

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