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“wolf's lair”(32 reviews)
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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
Ways to Experience Wilczy Szaniec
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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
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

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

Thank Uku S
Reviewed 12 September 2018

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

1  Thank HyddaMedras
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

it was interesting place, a lot of bunkers in one place. but without a guide pretty much all you see is a lot of bricks. if you want to know history of this place you should definatly buy a guide.

1  Thank iekuc
Reviewed 28 August 2018

So many bunkers in one place in the woods. The description are very rare on the way so either with a book or a guide otherwise, it's hard to know what's there exactly.

Thank lm0reau
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We received support from the best ever guide, what an experience! Far beyond what most people learn in schoppl about WV2

Thank Tomas B
Reviewed 31 July 2018

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.... Main...More

3  Thank Rick H
Reviewed 28 July 2018

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

1  Thank Claire O
Reviewed 20 July 2018

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

1  Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

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

Thank poczwarka
Reviewed 11 July 2018

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

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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