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Review of Project Riese

Project Riese
Ranked #47 of 165 things to do in Wroclaw
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 30 July 2012

The unknown place with its own history still not fully discovered showing the thought of previous German generation

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Reviewed 27 September 2008

This is 1 of 7 tunnel systems that the Nazi's had built in the Sowie Mountains during World War 2. The Osowka system is the largest. The tunnels are huge and it is quite cold and damp inside. Some parts of the tunnels are like bunkers. They have concrete walls and other parts are still rock. There are many rusted German weapons on display that were found while excavating the tunnels. The entire tunnel system is known as Project Riese (Giant). They used lots of slave labor to have these tunnels built and thousands of people died building them. Some of the slave laborers came from the nearby Gross-Rosen Concentration Camp. The actual reason for these tunnels is not known. Some myths include an underground armament factory and a V1 and V2 rocket factory,
Tourists can visit 3 of the 7 tunnels systems which are run by private owners. We visited the Osowka complex. The tours are in Polish only. We were the only 2 on the tour that spoke only English and we knew this before we took the tour. We felt that we wanted to see the tunnels and we just looked around and took photos. This is a bit off the beaten path, but if you are in the area and have some time you might want to visit one of the tunnels as well as the nearby Gross-Rosen Concentration Camp.

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