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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
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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Impressive but disorganised place

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Malgorzata S
Cochrane, Canada
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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 July 15, 2016

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 July 13, 2016

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 July 4, 2016 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 

Thank Alyse C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

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 

Thank Tadas V
Warsaw, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 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

Thank Daria Ł

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