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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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Gierloz 5 | Forest in Gierłoż near Kętrzyn, Gierloz 11-400, Poland
All reviews wolf's lair on site guide book assassination attempt wwii history two hours local guide adolf hitler long drive military vehicles guided tour no idea many years mosquito repellent fascinating place bring a flashlight tom cruise
This place is a warning site for all people, what does war mean. Silent memories in the forest, telling a lot. I recommend to hire local guide, who can be found from parking, to get more to know about these cement gigants. Guide asked 20...More
Well worth a visit to learn about the history of the place and the attempted assassination of Hitler by his own Generals (look out for stray briefcases). You can wander on your own, but be careful there its lots of exposed rebar, take a guide...More
There is a lot written and it is well worth a visit. The site is left as vacated by the Germans after their destruction of the bunkers. Its hard to understand the forces that destroyed 60 x 25m slabs of reinforced concrete 7m thick....
We took a guided tour with a very knowledgeable woman who made the tour very interesting. She had photos, copies of newspapers, maps and letters to show us as we moved along among the ruins. Each place we stopped she told a story or showed...More
This was our second trip to Wolf's Lair a few years apart. Both times the visit was fascinating, educational with very high quality guides. The ruins, artifacts, semi-preserved buildings - so much to see and learn. I do recommend a guided tour to get the...More
really great experience especially for our teenager son. I highly recommend taking a tour in the military vehicles (extra fee). historical and family experience. dont do get to buy a grenade replica :D
This is where Hitler spent much of the war. The Allies did not discover it until near the war's end. The site comprises several bunkers, wrecked by the Germans as they retreated towards the end of the war. There is enough explanation (at least in...More
Response from MarggyCanberra | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I am away and just saw this. If you haven’t already booked a guide, then go to the guides hut, on your left just past the entrance gate. For others who may be reading this and want to book in advance I highly... More
Sorry, I am away and just saw this. If you haven’t already booked a guide, then go to the guides hut, on your left just past the entrance gate. For others who may be reading this and want to book in advance I highly recommend Jadwiga Korowaj.