Project Riese

Project Riese, Wroclaw: Address, Phone Number, Project Riese Reviews: 4.5/5

Project Riese
4.5
Historic Sites • Historic Walking Areas
About
As of today, seven systems of shelters and tunnels belonging to the “Komplex Riese” are known to exist in the Owl Mountains. The exact purpose of these facilities remains unclear even today. They are all of a similar design, corresponding to the layout of other of Adolf Hitler's subterranean headquarters.
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Flemming F
Havdrup, Denmark445 contributions
Floffy experience under extreme conditions
Sep 2019 • Couples
There is a guide tour round the tunnels of Project Riese, where the nazis producer V2 rockets during WW2. It is cold, very humid and dark down there. You need top quality foodware, otherwise you'll need dry socks after the tour.
The tour takes an hour and includes a sailing trip deep down the mountain.
All guiding including a movie is in Polish.
I have read a lot about Project Riese, have 62 books on the subject, and I am disappointed about this trip. There are only caves and tunnels to be seen, no evidence of rocket launching nor equipment for transport of rockets. At a point a small mining waggon can be seen, further some military vehicles are positioner around the entrance, but I was left with the feeling that this was a sort of hoax, to be quite honest.
Written September 8, 2019
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Lucinda P
Brisbane, Australia357 contributions
Eerie and worthwhile!
Sep 2019
To experieance this is an eerie and unnerving experience where you venture 16 stories underground to hitlters underground city carved in a side of the sislean mountains.
You wear a hard had hat and take an audio guide with you - the guide is only in polish.
When the nazis were in retreat they took their fortifications undergtound impressive engineering but nontheless scary.
Written September 4, 2019
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Jeromy S
3 contributions
Fascinating
Jul 2019
This was a favorite spot on our tour of Europe. We were listening to the tour in English and our Polish guide continually checked in with us to make sure we were listening to the correct number. It is cold inside wear coats!!
Written August 2, 2019
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Ernie H
Cardiff, UK1,571 contributions
Osowka entrance
May 2019 • Couples
One of the seven (known) entrances to the Riese. Located about 2 hours drive from Wroclaw. Tour in Polish only but with audioguides in English or German. Presumably you'll visit having read or seen documentaries on the telly so you won't miss out much on that. Suffice to say neigh on 4,000 slave labourers perished in this construction from the Gross Rosen sub camps. Due to its incompleteness in this sector the construction methods are laid bare and are explained. The guides elude to a werewolf operation at the end of the war but there is no evidence to support. Fascinating, well worth the trip. Visit the loo before going underground as the queue when you come out after an hour of 6 to 8 degrees becomes long. Plenty of original artefacts on show.
Written May 8, 2019
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Raroboy
Canada544 contributions
What were they thinking.....
May 2018 • Couples
Nobody for sure can answer why this vast complex was built. It is suggested that it would be a complex for armaments factory, living quarters, bunkers. Almost like a small town underground. Also suggested that hidden parts of the tunnel house great treasures. Any thing is possible. This is a fascinating place to visit. You soon won't forget. Well worth the visit.
Written December 17, 2018
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RopentaStones
St Helens, UK1,836 contributions
Giant Nazi Construction in the Beautiful Owl Mountains
Nov 2018 • Friends
The tunnels beneath the owl mountains are an enduring and mysterious part of the second world war. There is almost no documentation relating to the mammoth project that was never finished. The true use of the tunnels was probably to be something mundane such as a headquarters or arms manufacturing...but the lack of documentation leaves many things open to different beliefs and fantasies. The tunnel tours are quite fascinating (please note they are only in Polish so do use an audio guide if you are non-Polish speaking).
The whole tour though, still leaves you wanting more, and I think could be done slightly better but on the whole they were very much worth the visit.
Written November 27, 2018
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kathy395
Pennington4 contributions
Interesting part of WWII
Oct 2018
Disappointed that the tour was not in English, nor was the movie. Not even subtitles! However, very interesting to experience the tunnels. Fortunately a young couple (also touring) helped us interpret what the guide was saying. Cold, wet, muddy, wear boots. An amazing place that was built for Hitler. Worth the drive!
Written November 1, 2018
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morelqueen
AL219 contributions
World War 2
Oct 2018 • Friends
If you are at all interested in WW2, this is a must. Off the beaten path, but this site again shows the brilliance and madness of Hitler and his cronies.
Written October 11, 2018
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M R
Wroclaw, Poland16 contributions
Good trip, poor documentation. A bit frustrating.
Aug 2017 • Couples
The underground tunnels of Project Reise remain an enduring mystery of the Nazi era. This tour takes you through a lot of the highlights, including a lot of cheesiliy cobbled together "artifacts." It's not clear though whether the artifacts are genuine or not, and the tour is in Polish so English speakers don't get a good chance to clarify. (Our guide did speak English, so we got in a few questions here and there.) The English audioguide is also hard to synchronize with the tour itself, and tends to lessen the atrocities committed in the digging of the tunnels.

It's also a fact that much of the work was done by forced laborers taken from the local population, and that many of these laborers were worked to death in inhumane conditions. This sobering reality should also guide your visit as much as the wow factor.

But, overall, it's a worthwhile trip for thrill-seekers but also frustratingly vague about the historical circumstances of the site itself. So, it's a mixed bag of a site.
Written June 17, 2018
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gregcali1976
Johannesburg, South Africa30 contributions
Fascinating tour of Massive tunnel complex
Apr 2018 • Friends
The tour was a small group and in Polish. I had an English audio guide that while interesting, the person guiding the tour clearly had more information and anecdotes. It was still very interesting and you got a true feeling for the difficult conditions the slave laborers endured to build the place. And it ended up for nothing, tragic.

Highly recommend if you are a history buff. Wear sturdy foot gear, the floors is rough and wet. It is also cold inside so you need a jacket.
Written April 26, 2018
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