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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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Wolf's Lair - WWII Adolf Hitler's Headquarters
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Untouched Ruins of Hitler's Germany

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Lockport, Illinois
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Lockport, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Prior to visiting I would strongly recommend that people either watch a documentary on the Wofl's Lair or the movie Valkyrie to gain an appreciation of the significance of this site and its role in WW2. I can guarantee that any person interested in WW2 history would find this place a worthwhile visit. I was surprised at the size of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a long held ambition to visit the wolf's lair I was not left disappointed. I arrived late in the evening during July 2016 and was successful in avoiding the touring parties, coaches and approximately 2000 visitors per day during the month. Despite popular belief, you can walk inside many of the old and destroyed bunkers just be sure to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had known the extent of the Lair but had not realised so much still remained at the site. It was brilliant. Very interesting and our guide was exceptional. She helped us go inside sections and talked us through the history. Her enthusiasm was great. The site is privately owned and I am concerned slightly about the commercial aspect of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great educational place to visit, that also includes a nice stroll through nature. Prior to our visit, we had no idea that Hitler was holed-up hear for 800 days. This is also one of the sites of an attempted assassination on Hitler. We opted not to hire a guide. This was only due to a lack of time. It... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Blocks of concrete without proper information. Only guide can share what's hidden in the forest. It's sad, but it cost a lot. Fortunately we took some pictures of the map near the entrance so we weren't lost. There's no other map in the complex during sightseeing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Incredibly interesting thanks to Jadwiga, it would have only been concrete wrecks in the forest otherwise. Stopped in Ketrzyn at the IT centre and the staff was incredibly helpful with directions and things to see locally. The Masurian lakes area is a must see for those people spending a more lengthy time in Poland.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The guide book explains the purpose of all the bunkers and what it was used for and is a must to get the full picture. Built in 1940 as Hitler's headquarters for the invasion of Russia the site is 2.5km sq, some buildings have 10m thick roofs and 8m thick walls. When the site was cleared in the early 50's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

This is a really fascinating if somewhat eerie excursion. It is easy to see why this location was chosen for the bunkers as it is so hidden away. I was surprised by how big an area the complex covered and by the size of the bunkers themselves. I would agree with previous reviewers, there is a lack of general information... More 

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