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Wolf's lair - Wolfsschanze

Remote Forest Location of Gierloz and Ketrzyn | 10 km east of Ketrzyn, Gierloz 11-400, Poland
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Wolf's Lair - Adolf Hitler's World War II Headquarters
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Remote Forest Location of Gierloz and Ketrzyn | 10 km east of Ketrzyn, Gierloz 11-400, Poland
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Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

This is a underrated place to visit . But you need a guide otherwise it's just a bunch of dilapidated buildings Hitler spent 850 days here during WW2 He went crazy here ( although he was already mad ) and slept 2 hours a night...More

4  Thank JGFIELD
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Reviewed May 30, 2016

We visited the site with my parents, as part of a trip to the region. My father found the site fantastic and brought all of the TV series about WWII to life. We waited about 45 mins for a English speaking guide which we shared...More

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Reviewed May 27, 2016

If you are interested in the history of WWII, Wolf's lair is worth a visit. Unfortunately you have to book a personal guide to get more informaton about the buildings and the history of the place. There is no information booklet or audio guide, the...More

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Reviewed May 20, 2016

There has happen so much history here. It is Must see for all how are interested in WWII history. But time and nature has be hard on the place.

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Reviewed May 17, 2016

I wanted to visit the ruins for such a long time so when in Poland, was a great chance to do this. I do not regret it at all, very impressive but would you need to have a guide. We arranged in advance with Miss...More

1  Thank DamoBerg
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Reviewed May 12, 2016

The Wolf's Lair (Wilczy Szaniec in polish ), which was the main headquarters of Adolf Hitler during World War II is unfortunately in ruins today. .It's is best known as the location of the first assassination attempt against Hitler (Operation Valkyrie), July 20th, 1944. .A...More

Thank Patrick D
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Reviewed May 8, 2016

Well worth a visit to see these amazing bunkers, mostly destroyed so that the Russians did not have use of them, the sheer scale is amazing. We stayed at the hotel - also an excellent experience

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Reviewed April 26, 2016

If you are interested in WWII then this is your place to go. I just wish they would maintain the place a bit more. More souvenirs and attractions would be nice. Parking and entrance fee is reasonable.

Thank Herman T
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Reviewed April 7, 2016

We took a day trip here organised by Intopoland. Our guide/driver who took us there was excellent; extremely professional and with a huge depth of knowledge of the history of the area. It's a long drive, about 4 hours each way, but well worth it....More

Thank R_and_H
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Reviewed February 21, 2016

Unbelievable walls. Their size, feels like looking at rocks. On some of them you can climb up. It is very silent place. It moves your imagination to the year when Hitler was alive and was there. Only 1 question always in your mind, what strength...More

Thank kirst0ne
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pauldkerpan
January 28, 2018|
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Response from Steven P | Reviewed this property |
There are many options for a private tour from Warsaw that seem to start at $300 for a single person, one includes riding in a military vehicle at the site and weapons firing(Euro 295)! If you don't have to have a guide you... More
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Mike W
January 10, 2018|
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Response from tzd60820 | Reviewed this property |
I tried to find a local page for the hotel located directly at the site. However, any dates in January and February I applied, showed message "no room available". Like the hotel (or online page) is shot down. There was a... More
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I7568UQdenise
December 20, 2017|
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Response from tzd60820 | Reviewed this property |
sent you misspelled email to Mrs Korowaj. The correct e-address is: jagoda10@poczta.onet.pl If she is not available go to it.ketrzyn.pl click for English (flag symbol) and in upper menu go for Guides. There are a few... More
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