Wolf's Lair. Block 15 of Göring's Bunker. Marshal accustomed to a life of luxury, surrounded by art stolen from all over Europe, adapted the shelter to suit his taste. In comparison to other - the bunker stood out with its careful trim and comfort, and bigger space inside. The walls were lined with wood paneling and fireplace warmed the room. Göring reluctant appeared in Gierłoża, though before the war he was a frequent guest on hunting in the surrounding woods, where he proposed Poland to participate in the war against Russia. In return, Poland would receive Ukraine to the Black Sea. Historians today believe that Germans lacked this number of divisions to defeat Stalin, which potentially could provide allied Poland.
Block 13. Hitler's shelter. The largest building in the complex. Ferroconcrete walls have a thickness of 7 meters and the ceiling has 8 meters thick. The bunker was resistant to all common during World War II bombs and missiles. Albert Speer described the shelter: "If something as a symbol of current time can be expressed in the form of buildings, it is this shelter: externally similar to an ancient Egyptian tomb, was actually a big concrete block, no windows, no direct air supply, the structure whose concrete walls was much more bigger than the usable space. In this tomb he lived, worked and slept. "
Wolf's Lair. Block 12 - Bunker of antiaircraft defense. From memories of a guard: "Our company was responsible for protecting the area of accommodation covered by enlargement. This meant the service within 48 or even 72 hours. It was as follows: 3 hours of watch and 3 hours of break, and so, in turns, after 24 hours of time off. Soldiers, which had guard duty, were armed with a machine gun with 6 magazines and two hand grenades. About 16:00 was a change of watch, then maintenance of weapons, dinner, exit. We stayed in the 50-man barracks, which was located next to the first security zone, near the shelter of Hitler. In the morning at 7.00, an appeal took place and after it lessons and exercises. There was not military tattoo. In our free time, we could ride by a trolley to Kętrzyn. (...) With the air raids actually we did not reckon. Firstly, because there was a strong anti-aircraft defense, and secondly - the area of accommodation was well camouflaged and difficult to detect by existing measures. I think that for British and American bombers it was unreachable. It is difficult to imagine that the British and American intelligence services were not aware of the existence of the Wolf's Lair. I remember that we were constantly warned about the possibility of initiating action by partisans of the forests in Białystok. By the way: I think for a completely nonsense an information contained in one of guides of the headquarters, that camouflage nets were changed and the color matched to the respective seasons. Explicitly I say that they were in the green color.
Wolf's Lair. A commemorative plaque in the site to make an attempt on Hitler's life. An inscription on the symbolic book pages in Polish and German: "In this place stood a barrack, where at 20 July 1944Count Claus von Staufenberg made assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler. Both he, and many others who resisted the Nazi dictatorship, paid for it with their life." In case of successful of the assassination, Stauffenberg proposed to maintain the annexed by Germany in 1938 Austria, annexed in 1939 part of Czech Republic and part Poland, and on the other borders - German line from 1914. Stauffenberg his offer put forward only to the Western countries. The war against Stalin would continue. In the case of a truce, he excluded surrender of German war criminals to Allies. His view about Poles he expressed in a letter to his wife: "The population is nameless mob, so many Jews and hybrids. It's the people who feel good only under the lash. Thousands of prisoners of the war will serve us well in agricultural work."
Volkswagen 181 courier. Military light off-road vehicle (known in the UK as a Trekker, in the US as a Thing, and in Mexico as a Safari) was a continuation of the famous war Kübelwagen, or off-road version of the popular Beetle. After the war, it was produced mainly for the German army but also, for military purposes, used it such countries as, among others, Mexico, Morocco, Turkey, and even the US, UK and France. Engine capacity is 1.5 liters. Power of 32 kW. Transmission: 4-gear, manual. Total weight of 910 kg. The maximum speed of 110 km / hour.
Historic military vehicle ride and shooting with replicas of historical weapons.
Transportation from anywhere in Warsaw directly to all locations on the tour route in the same car.
Your journey by comfortable car (1-4 persons: Mercedes E or Volvo S80; 4-6 persons: Mercedes Viano or VW Multivan; 7-15 persons: Mercedes Sprinter) will start from anywhere in Warsaw, at time which you will choose. After 3 hours you come to the complex of bunkers in Wolf's Lair. You are touring by a professional guide. An additional attraction is a 30-minute ride by historic military vehicle and shooting by historical replica weapons.
After completion of Wolf's Lair Tour, our qualified driver takes you to any place in Warsaw.
1. Warsaw - Gierłoża.
2. Wolf's Lair. Hitler's quarter Wolf's Lair. Guided sightseeing of bunkers: building of bodyguard and security services of Reich, Speer barrack, map room, place of failed assassination attempt on Hitler's life, shelter for visitors, mail, teletype and telephone control unit, garages and building for drivers, cinema, boiler room, food storage, house and shelter of Bormann, Casino, Jodl's shelter, MFA bunker, Hitler's personal guards hotel, tearoom, bunker of Keitel, Göring's house, Göring's air raid shelter with the positions of anti-aircraft guns, machine guns and reflectors, Luftwaffe shelter, Navy command shelter, Hitler's bunker, positions of anti-aircraft guns. Ride by historic military vehicle: up to 4 persons in German Kurierwagen, up to 7 people in German SdKfz 247 off-road vehicle, up to 17 people in Soviet armored car BTR-40. Shooting with replicas of historical weapons under the supervision of instructor: German sub-machine gun MP 40 "Schmeisser", German automatic rifle Sturmgewerh.
3. Transit Gierłoża - Warsaw.
The total duration of the tour: 10 hours.
Distance between Warsaw and Gierłoża is 250 km / 155 miles.
Approximate driving time one way: 3 hours 30 minutes.
Time of Wolf's Lair Tour may vary slightly due to the situation on the road or random events which are out of Organizer's control.