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Wolf's lair - Wolfsschanze

Remote Forest Location of Gierloz and Ketrzyn | 10 km east of Ketrzyn, Gierloz 11-400, Poland
+48 89 752 44 29
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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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  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Remote Forest Location of Gierloz and Ketrzyn | 10 km east of Ketrzyn, Gierloz 11-400, Poland
+48 89 752 44 29
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you like WW2 history then this is a must. Admission is 15zł (about $5) per person and 5zł for parking. Wear comfortable shoes, terrain is not paved. If you don't speak Polish, German or Russian then stop by the gift shop (right at the...More

2  Thank Javier O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While in Warsaw, we decided to drive to the Wolf's Lair (route took 3 hrs 45 mins). When you arrive, there were staff at the gate who tally up the people in the vehicle and charge adult, student and vehicle. We were a family of...More

Thank Sungodd12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We gave a low score to this privately own museum because we felt like milked cow. First, there was a long line of cars to enter. There were two staffers to count the people in a car, take your money, go to the ticket office,...More

1  Thank tzd60820
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You will certainly get more out of the Wolf's Lair if you understand that Hitler spent a great deal of time here, and world changing decisions were ordered from this location. If you do not have a guide, it will look more like piles of...More

1  Thank Emilie K
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Really had no idea that this place existed or its importance in WWII. What is left is still very impressive in terms of the size and scale of the buildings. We used a local guide (Marcin) who was excellent - approx zl 70 for over...More

Thank Stuart F
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

When you visiting Masuria it's worth to see Wolf's Lair. I strongly recommend to hire guide, who will present lots of information and circumstances when and how this site was created and details of assassination attempt on Hitler. It's worth to try tourist ride on...More

Thank xXBellyDancerXx
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Well laid out and really interesting to see where Hitler and the Nazi high command spent most of WW2. Well worth a visit

Thank Nik B
Reviewed 27 July 2017

One of a few former Nazi bunker complexes in this part of Poland. Do not count on museums, extensive reconstructions etc. What you get is plain historical site. And, at least in my opinion - it is good. It makes the site dark, serious, and...More

Thank sir_meeshoo
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

If you have any interest in the Second World War this is of great interest. Difficult to get to- get train to Ketzryn and then bus if you are very lucky. Taxi, cycle or a long walk. It's worth it to see the bunkers which...More

Thank robjar
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Every history lover would enjoy a visit to the remote Wolf's lair. Reaching the place is part of the experience. Unless you join an organised tour from Warsaw, getting there is not easy, especially if you want to use the public transportation. The best option...More

4  Thank lamusi
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Arek D
3 September 2017|
Response from sir_meeshoo | Reviewed this property |
Schodów i urwisk nie stwierdzono. Spacerowania trochę jest - jak ktoś poradzi sobie ze spacerem po osiedlu, poradzi i tam.
9 June 2017|
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Response from DarylJ552 | Reviewed this property |
We had a good guide named MARCIN PUCIATO. E-MAIL mpuciato@wp.pl Tel +48 500 799 154