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Wolfsschanze, Wolf's Liar

Remote Forest Location of Gierloz and Ketrzyn, Gierloz 11-400, Poland
+48 89 752 44 29
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Gierloz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Previously East-Prussia; Former Military complex of the Third Reich. Military Commanding Center of the Eastern Front in WWII. Site of the 1944... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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East Anglia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

There is a trail to walk around and see the different buildings, as well as military vehicles you can pay for a driving tour. There is a nice restaurant on site for meals as well.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We had read the reviews, and yes it is well worth the visit, we bought the guide book, which explained where everything was, it was easy walking through the forest, and took us approx. two hours to walk around, that included going into the various bunkers, and around the ones that you could not go into. We had a meal... More

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Härnösand, Sverige
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

wolfs lair = blown up bunkers in the forrest. You will get a map so that you know what each building was back in the days. I found the place interesting (due too the history its carrying) and i can recommend this place too other people specially if you like WW2 history. You are not allowed too enter the bunkers... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I would certainly not like to give the impression that this is an experience for enjoyment , rather for the Historical fascination to see the buildings and the place that was important. It is interesting to see the huge bunker buildings, to be able to walk around and in some of them where it is safe to do so. The... More

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Feilding, New Zealand
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Hitler spent a huge part of the war at Wolf's Lair and supposedly the Nazi regime went unnoticed!the bunkers were amazing with the huge thickness of the concrete. The whole place felt really weird with an eerie chill even though it was a very hot day when we visited. Would recommend if you are fortunate enough to get that far... More

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Australia
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128 reviews 128 reviews
23 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

While the Germans did their best to destroy this facility as the Russians approached, there are still plenty of structures to see, and even the ones that were hit with TNT are, due to their size and construction, largely intact and can sometimes be walked through. We met a guide in the carpark (rather than front gate) who for 60... More

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Bayern
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I did a lot of research before we visited, and the site delivered everything I expected. I guess the negative reviews were written by folks who either did not research the site beforehand, or had been somehow misled on what to expect. It was just as I had imagined it would be, only more impressive. There are good guide books... More

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