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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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Great for WWII history buffs but who else goes there?!

It's worthwile if you love WWII historry and have some previous knowledge about bunkers, Hitler and Stauffenberg. Considering all the journey time (it takes 4 hours to get there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2015
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Seinajoki, Finland
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Place where Hitler has spent over 800 days during the World War II. Those huge exploded concrete bunkers are definitely the worth of visiting. After you have seen and experienced this site visit the other side of main road. There are couple of bunkers which are entirely spared from the Germans destruction. We saw just a couple of tourists besides... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

It's worthwile if you love WWII historry and have some previous knowledge about bunkers, Hitler and Stauffenberg. Considering all the journey time (it takes 4 hours to get there from Warsaw, not to mention the return :) you have to be really motivated and up for it. It's good to book a local guide. Jadwiga Korowaj has been there for... More 

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Thank WarsawGuide1977
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46 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

This, of course, is an historic site of the first importance. It's not easy to get to and we thought to arrange a guide beforehand. We chose Jadwiga Korowaj and were not disappointed. Although the arrangement was made through the internet she trusted us to turn up and meet her. We were a little late but there she was. The... More 

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Kaunas, Lithuania
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16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

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

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Thank Monty R
Gourock, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Thank DianeD1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Rob H
Dresden, Germany
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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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Thank StefanDD
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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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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34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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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272 reviews
146 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
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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