Gdansk: Private Wolf's Lair Tour
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The Wolf's Lair and its significance as a key location for the conduct of the second world war would have been much more difficult to interpret without our guide, Martin. At the (mostly destroyed) Wolf's Lair, he explained the use each building was put to and the fortification and camoflage measures. We later visited the High Command of the German army, which although empty of the original contents, was not physically destroyed and there were many similarities in the construction with the Wolf's Lair. He is very knowlegeable about the second world war and commented extensively about it and answered all our questions. I consider myself quite knowlegeable, but I still learnt a lot. In addition, we visited an abandoned part-finished lock gate construction, which was planned by the Nazis as part of a string of locks necessary to achieve a navigable connection to the Baltic. Such enormous projects reflect the engineering might of the third Reich and their fantastic organisational skills. Ma
It was a good tour led by informative guides. We had one guide who pointed out sites along the three-hour drive from Gdansk and a separate guide who actually showed us around the Wolf's Lair itself. Both were great and seemed happy to answer any questions. The Wolf's Lair itself was interesting. I hadn't realized ahead of time that the Germans destroyed most of the bunkers so they couldn't be used by the Soviets; that means it's a bit more of a ruins tour than a bunker tour, which is interesting in its own way. And of course the historical significance of the site itself is powerful. There are some well-done exhibits as well, including on the Stauffenberg assassination attempt. Worth a visit for the history buffs!
It was a great day out! I will say that the drive from Warsaw and back is long. It seems that going anywhere in Poland takes awhile though. The ride was nice, we had a van for just the 3 of us so we were quite comfortable. There was a little restaurant on site to grab a quick bite if you choose to and the tour of the bunkers was very interesting. I do wish we had more time there but it is definitely hard to do when coming from Warsaw.