Gierloz

Wolf's Lair – Hitler's headquarters

Hitler's headquarters at Gierloz known as the Wolf's Lair is one of the most sinister places in the region, but it attracts many tourists because of its legendary climate.

The fortress is composed of 80 buildings, 50 of them are bunkers. The headquarters had its own electric power generator, railway station and an air-strip. Quarters of the top Nazi officials as well as casino and cinema were located in the central part of the compound. The whole area was camouflaged, protected by wire entanglements and mine fields.

Retreating in 1945, the Germans dynamited the fortress. Its ruins are available for visitors.

Wolf‘s Lair, Gierloz, tel./fax +(48-89) 752 44 29 www.wolfsschanze.home.pl

Tourist Information, Ketrzyn, pl. Pilsudskiego 1 tel./fax +(48-89) 751 47 65, www.ketrzyn.com.pl

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