Day trip

Kyiv: Private Werwolf and Hegewald Nazi Bunkers Day-Trip

Kyiv: Private Werwolf and Hegewald Nazi Bunkers Day-Trip

From US$ 173.90 per person

Visit somber landmarks from the World War II period outside the city of Kyiv. You'll explore remnants of Hitler’s “Werwolf” headquarters and Himmler’s “Hegewald” bunker with an expert private guide.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Ukrainian, Russian
Pickup included
Your guide will pick you up from your hotel or apartment in Kyiv.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the headquarters of Nazi leaders in Ukraine
  • Explore the remnants of Hitler’s top-secret “Werwolf” headquarters
  • Get an in-depth understanding of the crucial historical events of World War II
  • Learn important facts from an expert guide
Full description

You'll start your trip early in the morning from Kyiv, driving 148 kilometers to the small village of Huyva in the Zhytomyr region. There you will discover the head of SS Heinrich Himmler’s headquarters “Hegewald”, constructed from October 10, 1941 until July 1, 1942 by soviet prisoners of war. This bunker is the only well-preserved Nazi headquarters in the Ukraine, yet the access there is quite limited. Nowadays, part of the bunker belongs to an active military unit. The other entry to the bunker however is free to enter. At the end of summer 1942, a general assembly of SS leaders took place there, discussing and approving plan “Ost", the colonization of occupied territories. The second Nazi bunker, Goering’s “Steinbruch”, lies in ruins in an inaccessible forest near a village called Hulivtsi. It was blown up by the retreating Nazi troops in 1944. Even though it’s not possible to explore the Luftwaffe headquarters, you will learn important facts from its history from your guide. The final destination of the day is Hitler’s main residence in Ukraine, the “Werwolf” headquarters. The construction is located near the Strizhavka village, 114 kilometers from Hegewald. It was almost completely destroyed by retreating German forces in March 1944, and today contains an interesting museum with many informative stands. Visitors can see the remnants of the swimming pool and mass graves of the prisoners of war who built this obscure bunker. Following your bunker tour, you'll begin your approximately 3.5-hour return trip to Kyiv.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide's services
  • Transportation by private vehicle
  • Entrance tickets to Werwolf Museum
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Not allowed

  • Sports shoes

Know before you go

  • The access inside Himmler’s bunker is limited, only a small part is open for the public
  •  Hitler’s Werwolf headquarters is mostly destroyed, however there is a memorial complex there
  •  This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
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Product ID: 364940