Masurian Lake District Private tours

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From Warsaw: Private tour of the Wolf's Lair, Hitler's HQ

1. From Warsaw: Private tour of the Wolf's Lair, Hitler's HQ

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.

Gdansk: Private Wolf's Lair Tour

2. 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.

1 Day Tour From Warsaw: Wolf's Lair Hitler's Headquarters

3. 1 Day Tour From Warsaw: Wolf's Lair Hitler's Headquarters

Wolf’s Lair was the most important of Hitler’s headquarters hidden in Masuria, a region of Northern Poland famous for its 2.000 lakes. It was the perfect place to set up an inaccessible complex of bunkers with lakes and swamps blocking its access. The complex, which would become one of several Führer Headquarters located in various parts of occupied Europe, was built for Operation Barbarossa's start – the invasion of the Soviet Union – in 1941. The top-secret, high-security site was in the Masurian woods about 8 km from the small East Prussian town of Rastenburg (now Kętrzyn in Poland). Three security zones surrounded the central complex where Führer’s bunker was located. Despite the security, an assassination attempt against Hitler was made at Wolf’s Lair on 20 July 1944. Unfortunately, the bomb planted by Claus von Stauffenberg in the map room did not kill Hitler (he survived around 35 assassination attempts during his life!). On the 25th of January 1945, due to the Red Army's rapid advance, the complex was blown up and abandoned. The guide picks you up from your hotel and drives with you to the Wolf’s Lair, where you will explore the complex with him or a local guide or with audioguides. Lunch break is possible in the museum or the restaurant along the way.

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What people are saying about Masurian Lake District

I had the most amazing tour in this trip. Kris, my driver (also the tour agency owner) is wonderful and made my commute easy. He also gave me other insights on other places to visit in Warsaw. Waldemar, my tour guide at Wolfe Laire was wonderful! He was so knowledgeable about the history and the place and was also a great photographer for me along the way. He knew exactly where the best views were to take pictures. The weather and everything were perfect. I didn't want to leave... Though the commute is quite far (4 hours 1 way from Warsaw) but every single minute was so worth it. I am so glad that I visited this place during my stay in Poland. I will DEFINITELY recommend everyone to visit Wolf Laire when in Poland. Poland is so amazing and this is a site you do not want to miss!

Had an excellent tour with our on-site guide. Our driver from Warsaw was very good, personable, and informative whenever we asked a question. Highly recommend!

It was a great experience with the exception of the mosquitos. It is located in a forest so consider applying mosquito repellent.

Everything was perfect from our driver to the gentleman ho show as the place at the Wolfs Lair! Definitely worth it !!!

must do tour with own guide who is knowledgeable and friendly..great experience