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From Warsaw: Tour of the Wolf's Lair, Hitler's HQ by Car

1. From Warsaw: Tour of the Wolf's Lair, Hitler's HQ by Car

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodations in Warsaw. Take a drive deep into the Masurian woods, a beautiful countryside full of forests and lakes. Arrive at the Wolf’s lair and meet your English-speaking guide. Venture deep into the complex of bunkers. The site functioned as its own independent city during the war, complete with its own power plant, water supply, cinema, casino, central telephone-radio, airport and railway station. An 800 hectacre complex was hidden in the forest. Learn about the time that Hitler spent at the Wolf’s Lair. See the room where the failed assassination attempt on Hitler’s life took place. Afterwards, drive back to your accommodations in Warsaw.

Warsaw: Private Full-Day Wolf's Lair Tour

2. Warsaw: Private Full-Day Wolf's Lair Tour

Wolf’s Lair is a complex of huge and tremendous bunkers, located in a picturesque land full of woods and lakes called Masuria. It is one of the most ravishing regions of Poland and is worth a visit to the breathtaking natural scenery alone. This is a secret complex of multi-story bunkers that are completely hidden from the world which were the witness to some of the most important moments of the Second World War. This is the place where the Operation Barbarossa, the secret plan to invade the Soviet Union, was being led. It is also where the decision to build the extermination camps was taken and was also where the unsuccessful assassination of Hitler took place in July 1944. Despite being blown up during the retreat of Germans in January 1945, Wolf’s Liar is still very impressive. The colossal concrete bunkers spread around the huge area show the military impetus and power of Nazi Germany. Hitler wasn’t the only one to quarter there, with many of the most important people of the Third Reich such as Goering, Bormann, Keitel, and Jodl, having also had bunkers in the Wolf’s Liar. The historic value of the place and its beautiful surroundings attract over 250 thousand tourists from all over the world each year. On the way back you will visit one of the three places: Mamerki, where you can see more bunkers, a medieval castle, or a beautiful Baroque church with a spectacular interior.

Gdansk: Private Wolf's Lair Tour

3. Gdansk: Private Wolf's Lair Tour

Your private tour for just you and your group begins as you are picked up from any location in Gdansk, Sopot, or Gdynia. Following 3 hours of driving, you'll arrive to Wolf's Lair. The fortress is composed of 80 buildings which were built between 1940-1942, with 50 of them being bunkers. The headquarters had its own electric power generator, railway station, and an air-strip, and quarters for top Nazi officials as well as a casino and cinema were located in the central part of the compound. The whole area was camouflaged, protected by barbed wire and mine fields. Transportation is conducted by deluxe, spacious, and air-conditioned vehicles which are driven by experienced chauffeurs. Throughout your journey to the site and back you will be free to admire the beauty of the Polish countryside.

From Gdansk: Elblag Canal Boat Cruise

4. From Gdansk: Elblag Canal Boat Cruise

The Elblag Canal, also called the Elblag-Ostroda Canal, is a 150-years-old canal in Poland that runs from Elblag to Ostroda. At over 80 km in length, it is the longest navigable canal still in use in Poland. It is also one of the most interesting canals in Europe. Elblag Canal’s uniqueness arises from its peculiar choice of engineering to tackle a particularly difficult section of the route where the water level rises by 100 meters. This particular section is located between Druzno Lake and Piniewo Lake, a distance of about 10 km. Because the difference in height was too large, it was impractical to build traditional locks. Instead, an ingenious system of inclined planes was employed where the boats are lifted out of the water and placed into tracks and dragged across dry lands. Itinerary: Meeting with driver and departure to Buczyniec. Boat cruise on the canal by four inclined planes ( Buczyniec, Olesnica, Jablonki, Jelenie ) Finish a boat tour in Jelenie and transport to Elblag Coffee break and free time in Elblag Driving back to Gdansk

Warsaw Wolf’s Lair with St. Lipka and Mamerki Private Guided

5. Warsaw Wolf’s Lair with St. Lipka and Mamerki Private Guided

Discover the complex of over 80 buildings built in 1941 that used to be Adolf Hitler’s military headquarters, where he spent most of the World War II. See for yourself 50 well-camouflaged massive bunkers with walls thick for even 6 meters! See the remnants of this historic and important place, where decisions about war moves and construction death camps have been made or where the attack on Hitler has taken place. Wolf’s Lair was perfectly guarded place, surrounded by minefield and was operated for 4 years where over 2000 people lived. But at the end of the war it was not enough time to destroy this place, so now you can walk around authentic places. Once you step in this secret forest you will feel extraordinary atmosphere of amazing historical events which have placed years ago. Local guide will tell you the best stories and facts about this place and show you hidden gems of this big area. In extended tour you will see also another place full of bunkers. It is Mamerki village. It used to be Headquarters of the Supreme Command of the Land Forces. It’s huge area with bunkers, shelters, houses of generals and officers. You can feel like an explorer and without guide try to find on your own Amber Chamber, see interior of famous U-boot the German Submarine, secret weapon of the Third Reich or enter Museum of dedicated to the East Front. On the way visit also the St. Mary’s Sanctuary in Swieta Lipka. Already from the entrance you can see fantastic baroque architecture, colours of building and rich gate. Inside you will find really beautiful organs, fantastic paintings on the walls, richly-decorated roof and great sculptures. You will definitely enjoy all this view.

Olsztyn Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

6. Olsztyn Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Discover the highlights of Olsztyn's Old Town with a knowledgeable private guide on a walking tour of the historic city center. Learn about the historic significance of the city and its major landmarks. Walk through the Upper Gate, which is the oldest part of the defensive structures of the town, and explore Market Square with its beautiful residential architecture. Visit the Church of St. Jacob Cathedral, a fine example of Warmian Gothic design. Note the high roof and impressive interior of the cathedral. See the Castle of Warmian Bishops, built in the 14th century. Admire the brownish-red exterior of the castle and wander through the beautiful gardens which surround this imposing structure. With the 3-hour tour option, continue the tour to the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Cross the bridge guarded by Monument of St. John Nepomuk and discover one of the most tranquil places in the city, Long Lake.

Gdańsk Airport: Bus Transfer to/from Ostróda

7. Gdańsk Airport: Bus Transfer to/from Ostróda

Wagner Transport provides great transport links to and from Gdańsk Airport to Ostróda Zamek. Avoid the hassle of navigating the public transportation system before or after a long journey, instead, relax and enjoy the views from the comfort of your seat. All our buses have space for bulky luggage. Board a modern bus to leave your worries behind, and arrive on time at your destination at the airport, or in the city. Stay connected with your friends with free WiFi and a power supply in every seat. Be greeted and supported by staff who will help you onboard.

Gdansk Wolf’s Lair with St. Lipka and Mamerki Private Guided

8. Gdansk Wolf’s Lair with St. Lipka and Mamerki Private Guided

Discover the complex of over 80 buildings built in 1941 that used to be Adolf Hitler’s military headquarters, where he spent most of the World War II. See for yourself 50 well-camouflaged massive bunkers with walls thick for even 6 meters! See the remnants of this historic and important place, where decisions about war moves and construction death camps have been made or where the attack on Hitler has taken place. Wolf’s Lair was perfectly guarded place, surrounded by minefield and was operated for 4 years where over 2000 people lived. But at the end of the war it was not enough time to destroy this place, so now you can walk around authentic places. Once you step in this secret forest you will feel extraordinary atmosphere of amazing historical events which have placed years ago. Local guide will tell you the best stories and facts about this place and show you hidden gems of this big area.There will be also a time for lunch if you would feel hungry after exciting tour. In extended tour you will see also another place full of bunkers. It is Mamerki village. It used to be Headquarters of the Supreme Command of the Land Forces. It’s huge area with bunkers, shelters, houses of generals and officers. You can feel like an explorer and without guide try to find on your own Amber Chamber, see interior of famous U-boot the German Submarine, secret weapon of the Third Reich or enter Museum of dedicated to the East Front. On the way visit also the St. Mary’s Sanctuary in Święta Lipka. Already from the entrance you can see fantastic baroque architecture, colours of building and rich gate. Inside you will find really beautiful organs, fantastic paintings on the walls, richly-decorated roof and great sculptures. You will definitely enjoy all this view.

Warsaw: Wolf's Lair & Swieta Lipka Small-Group Tour + Lunch

9. Warsaw: Wolf's Lair & Swieta Lipka Small-Group Tour + Lunch

See where Hitler lived between June 1940 and November 1944 on this full-day excursion from Warsaw. The Wolf’s Lair is a huge complex of barracks, shelters and bunkers equipped with its own power and water supplies. The guide will tell you about everyday life at the headquarters, and about many crucial decisions that were made there – including the creation of concentration camps. Retreating German troops blew up the complex, but some of the bunkers inhabited by German dignitaries are in good condition today. You’ll also visit the Nazi shelters located in Mamerki, which are among the best preserved in Poland. Many important decisions for the Wehrmacht army were made at Mamerki, including the order to stifle the Warsaw Uprising. In all there are 250 buildings, including 30 shelters that were built for 40 of Hitler’s highest-ranking generals and field marshals, 1500 officers and Wehrmacht soldiers.

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4.7 / 5

based on 27 reviews

Very nice visit with lots of information. The guide was very interesting and generous. We had Kasper as our driver and he was very friendly. Very comfortable vehicle for the 4-hour round trip. We ate at the restaurant directly on site and it was delicious. Typical and tasty dishes.

Martin was our guide to Wolf’s Lair. He was fantastic! He freely shared about life in Poland and answered all our questions. He knows a lot of Polish, Jewish and American history. He is also well read on current events. He made the driving time interesting as well.

Martin is an amazing guide! Extremely knowledgeable, not only on the Wolf’s Lair, but with 8 hours of driving we spoke about many different topics. He gave us a great understanding of Polands history and culture. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Thank you!

Fantastic. Martine was so knowledgeable and he was very approachable and friendly. What a great day. We recommend that anyone planning to visit the Wolf's Lair that they book with Martine.

Very long tour but it was well rewarded. It was an amazing tour.