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Wolfsschanze, Wolf's Liar

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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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The place is unbelievable. Never knew this was the "Command and Control Centre" for Hitler. A few years ago I met one of Hitler's personal bodyguards, who was here. In use from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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Drachselsried, Bayerischer Wald
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155 reviews 155 reviews
31 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The place is unbelievable. Never knew this was the "Command and Control Centre" for Hitler. A few years ago I met one of Hitler's personal bodyguards, who was here. In use from 1941 to 1944 when it was destroyed by the SS before the Russians arrived. 40,000 troops guided the area. Get the Guide book if possible, our guide wrote... More 

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Chester
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

A must if you are in the area as an absolutely fascinating glimpse into history. It does need attention to retain historical status as concern it will not be protected for the future generations to visit.

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Helsingborg, Sweden
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333 reviews 333 reviews
130 attraction reviews
320 helpful votes 320 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I like history and I couldn't miss that being about 50 km from. You definitely need a guide there. We didn't get any map, there are no information boards. Maybe one at the entrance and near a place when was attack on Hitler. In 21 century it should be better prepared.

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Riga, Latvia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

Visiting this place is a possibility to touch a piece of history. Especially if take a guide which costs reasonable money and helps to better understand the object and the activities happened there. It is absolute must to anyone which is at least a bit interested in WWII history. Visited already second time and still was interesting to be there.

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Toronto, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
31 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This place is state of the art in means of engineering. Imagine huge, dense forest where from time to time you encounter bunkers, operational buildings, and war equipment. Some of the bunkers are still in really good condition. Ingenious (at times of WWII) technologies to be seen an heard about. It makes sense to book guided trip, they let you... More 

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Jelgava, Latvia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

i visited the wolfs lair earlier this year,no sure what to expect,i found it a very worthwhile visit to actually touch some of things , that some of the most evil people on earth touched , gave me an eerie feeling

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

An excellent place to visit if one has an interest in World War II. It is hard to imagine what it was like but this shows exactly what it was. The semi destroyed bunkers show the scale of the efforts made to try and protect the German leadership. This place should really be shown more clearly on any tourist information.... More 

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East Anglia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A long drive into Eastern Poland but well worth it. An amazing and slightly creepy place. The sheer scale of the place is difficult to comprehend. Do not miss the "free" to enter stuff on the other side of the road. Looking at how little success the post war authorities had in their attempts to destroy things shows how effective... More 

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

For anyone interested in the cataclysmic events of WW2, the Wolfsschanze is a "must". There are plenty of reviews here which describe the place, so I will not add to them. Suffice it so say that to stand on the very spot when Graf von Stauffenberg set off his bomb on 20/7/44 and to enter, as far as is possible,... More 

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Walt Disney World, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

we started out in Warsaw & this is a 4 hour drive, we started out early & couldn't wait to arrive,it was an over cast day & the senic route was very nice,lots of old homes & pastures, very nice, when we arrived at the wolfs lair, we came with a "guide & driver" we were really prepared for our... More 

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