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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 good35%
  • 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 2 weeks ago

An easy day drive from Warsaw but a bit hard to locate when you get close. I was surprised by how much remains on this site in a rather remote area of Poland. A large number of bunkers remain despite attempts to destroy them before...More

Thank Steven P
Reviewed 19 November 2017

When you roam this vast place you get this ominous sense of the brutality and scale of war operations in this tormented part of eastern Europe. Despite the tons of explosives used by the retreating German command you get a full sense of the sheer...More

Thank FenechDumink
Reviewed 2 November 2017

we went there to see the original site where the War against Sowjetunion was directed, where the leader at the time spent 800 days and which was subsequently destroyed by German troops. Today, no one wants to promote the site and the wish from all...More

1  Thank FOL-1003
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

I took the 8.08am train from gdansk glowny platform 1. It cost 57 zloty (Carriage and seat number specified) and arrived at ketrzyn at 11:57. In Ketrzyn station office they said (I think) buses were very infrequent and none on the way back. I checked...More

2  Thank Danielle J
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

I rocked up to gierloz and entered the gate to look at the wolfs lair. I had no idea what I was going to do - maybe a quick whip around the bunkers looking at various ruins. But a lovely little guide approached me and...More

1  Thank Madshus
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We hired bikes and cycled over from Gizycko on a fab cycle path through sandy tracks, local villages and forest trails. This was fun in itself! We arrived and paid the 15zloty fee and parked our bikes at the entrance. We were offered a tour...More

1  Thank incite_wanderlust
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

This is a must see when you are in Poland! The headquarters of Hitler on the eastern front, the guide from Wolf's lair was very friendly and helpful.

Thank Jonas D
Reviewed 23 August 2017 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

5  Thank Javier O
Reviewed 21 August 2017 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

1  Thank Sungodd12
Reviewed 20 August 2017

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
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Mike W
11 January 2018|
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Response from tzd60820 | Reviewed this property |
I tried to find a local page for the hotel located directly at the site. However, any dates in January and February I applied, showed message "no room available". Like the hotel (or online page) is shot down. There was a... More
21 December 2017|
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Response from tzd60820 | Reviewed this property |
sent you misspelled email to Mrs Korowaj. The correct e-address is: jagoda10@poczta.onet.pl If she is not available go to it.ketrzyn.pl click for English (flag symbol) and in upper menu go for Guides. There are a few... More
25 September 2017|
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Response from Madshus | Reviewed this property |
Hi there fellow Canberrite! I was there in October. Not the best time to be travelling for somethings. Its not clear from your post when you plan to be there - if it's the shoulder or off season definitely book an English... More