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Tuesday, 3 May 2016

MAY TRIP TO WOLF'S LAIR

Wolf's Lair - I don't know what does this have to do with bonsai but on the ruins of the bunkers I have found many exciting examples of mosses and a few stunted trees. Unfortunately, the battery in the phone ran out so I took just a few pictures. But it is worth to visit this place because of its history.

In the very heart of Mazurian forests we can find the ruins of Adolf Hilter's war headquarters. It’s a hidden town in the woods consisting of 200 buildings: shelters, barracks, 2 airports, a power station, a railway station, air-conditioners, water supplies, heat-generating plants and two teleprinters.

In 1944 more than 2000 people lived here. On July 20, 1944 count Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg made a failed assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler.

It was here that decisions were made about the use of prisoners in the German armaments industry and about the construction of new death camps. Here also murderous decisions were taken regarding the fate of many nations of Europe.

Among those who resided and worked here were : Adolf Hitler, Hermann Goring, Heinrich Himmler, Martin Bormann, Wilhelm Keitel, Joseph Goebbels, Dr. Fritz Todt, Albert Speer and others.

Getting there:
To reach Ketrzyn you can go by train or bus, and then to Wolf's Lair in Gierłoż by local bus or taxi (it is about 8km). Timetables can be found at www.e-podroznik.pl

Informations from: http://wolfsschanze.pl/index.php/wolf-s-lair