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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
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Wolf's Lair - WWII Adolf Hitler's Headquarters
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This is the site where the assassination attempt on Hitler was made by Von Steuffenberg as per the film Valkyrie. Getting a guide book is a must as without one, it's just a pile... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the site where the assassination attempt on Hitler was made by Von Steuffenberg as per the film Valkyrie. Getting a guide book is a must as without one, it's just a pile of damaged buildings. It has a sort of eerie feeling about it too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Made a point of visiting here last week whilst touring Mazury, Poland. Being a history buff, it has been on my bucket list!!! Fist off, the scale of the place (2 hour walking tour), has to be seen to be believed. As the centre of the WW2 Eastern Front HQ for the German military & administration machine, naturally, you can... More 

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

If you go there you should definitively not have great expectations, or really like seeing blocks of concrete among trees. Because if you do not pay for a guide that is all you will see. There is absolutely no explanation regarding the place, its organization, etc. There is only one information table related to von Stauffenberg bomb attack, which is... More 

1 Thank Jérôme P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Because otherwise the Wolf's Lair is basically a demolition site with little context. There are no explanatory signs or billboards around the ruins, so you are just looking at torn concrete and derelict buildings - unless you go with a guide, know the history of the complex (luckily I do), or get one of the guidebooks from the stalls or... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Popular with a german tourist ex Hitlers place of live.No much to see but a lot of history writen around there.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Parking directions and tickets sales went smoothly. Then we were a little bit lost. Waited at designated area to find English-speaking guide and this was mission impossible. None of the guides that passed buy spoke English. Nobody (among Polish or Russian speaking guides) was really kind or helpful. There was no schedule, everything was disorganized. It was quite busy early... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

You have to buy the map or get the tour to fully appreciate and understand what was happening in this place otherwise you will be wondering around and every point will look similar. Amazing piece of history.

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Cochrane, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Just so folks know, this is not a just 'something to do' fill in time type of tour. Unless you are a history buff and have knowledge or keen interest in WW2, the Third Reich in its entirety then I'm not sure you would think the 4 hr drive from Warsaw is worth it! I personally thoroughly enjoyed walking among... More 

Thank Linda F
Lockport, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

We visited this place simply because we were staying in the nearby town of Mragowo and looking for historical sites to visit. I am an historian and so I wondered if Hitler's former HQ would still be intact. Surprisingly it was. So we drove 30 minutes north to the site. I was surprised how disorganized the place was. we didn't... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

I agree with a recent reviewer....it's a good idea to watch a movie or documentary about this site before your visit. It will make you appreciate it more. I'm fascinated by WWII historical sites, so for me this is a great excursion. But I could see many, including my wife, not seeing it the same way. I visited this site... More 

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