Extreme Poland-Wolf`s Lair, Mauerwald and Gdansk
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About the event
During this trip we visit the remains of Hitler's former headquarters: The Wolf’s Lair and Mauerwald (Mamerki) – a complex of undamaged Nazi bunkers: the location of the biggest command centre of Nazi Germany. We will also visit Gdansk, the city where World War II started.
This ominous place holds the ghost of the power that once tried to dominate the world. It is also the place where he was almost assassinated by Claus von Stauffenberg, the episode being turned into the the film "Valkyrie"
As you cross the countryside you'll also see a rural lifestyle and many untouched landscapes that are no longer seen near developed Polish cities like Warsaw or Gdansk. Near the end of the ride, you will reach the Mazury region. Here you can enjoy the scenic view of the immense Mazurian Lakes and evergreen forests.
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Early Bird £299 ( for payments up to 28th February)
£349 (For payments after 28th March)
£389 (For payments after 28th June)
Deposit: £100 (plus PayPal fee)
Single room supplement: £40
Once the deposit of £100 + PayPal fees have been paid, you can transfer the remainder at your convenience but no later than a month before the trip.
If it`s more convenient for you, we also accept bank transfers. Our bank details are:
Kat`s Adventures Limited
account number: 41764527
sort code: 40-09-25
-1 night in Ibis Hotel in Gdansk with breakfast ( twin rooms)
-1 night in hostel accommodation with breakfast - next to Wolf`s Lair (in the forest!)
- guided tour of Wolf`s Lair
- guided tour of Mamerki
- guided tour of Gdansk
-flights, travel insurance
Recommended Flights* :
6th September, Ryanair, 09:35-12:45, London Stansted-Gdansk;
8th September, Ryanair, 18:05-19:20, Gdansk-London Stansted;
*As we have minimum and maximum numbers for each trip and we are taking bookings through various platforms, please email us on email@example.com once you pay your deposit, to find out if your place has been confirmed and whether you can book the flights before purchasing them.
MORE INFO ABOUT THE SIGHTS:
Hidden deep in a Polish forest, the remains of the Nazi stronghold known as The Wolf’s Lair (Wolfsschanze) are slowly being reclaimed by nature, but the room where Operation Valkyrie nearly blew up Hitler with a suitcase bomb can still be found.
Despite the destructive tactics of the Nazis, large portions of the heavily fortified base remained intact and have simply sat amongst their Polish forest surrounds for decades. The ruins are now covered in moss and lichen, but can still be freely visited by anyone with the will to set out into the forest on a hunt for Nazi relics.
Adolf Hitler's primary command headquarters on the Eastern Front was located near the town of Rastenburg in East Prussia (now the town of Kętrzyn in Poland). Hitler called this headquarters complex the "Wolfschanze," which is generally translated into English as "Wolf's Lair" (although a closer translation might be "Wolf's Fort," as a Schanze is an earthwork fortification).
In addition to the main Wolfschanze headquarters area, there were other nearby bunker sites for SS chief Heinrich Himmler ("Hochwald"), Luftwaffe chief Hermann Göring ("Robinson"), and other Nazi leaders, as well as staff of the Army High Command (OKH) at Mauerwald.
For security reasons, the several subordinate headquarters associated with Adolf Hitler's field command headquarters on the Russian Front, were dispersed around the countryside, so that a single bombing attack or paratrooper assault could not strike all of these headquarters simultaneously. By far the largest of these was the headquarters of the Oberkommando des Heeres (OKH) - the Army High Command. This site was built some 20 kilometers northeast of the Wolfschanze, on the shores of the Mauersee (Mamry) Lake (this area is called Mamerki today).
Gdańsk, Gdanzc, Dantzk, Dantzig, Danzig… however it was called, the meaning is always the same: proud, wealthy, independent and beautiful Gdańsk. The source of prosperity of the city of Gdańsk was is its perfect location. Over time, it became the largest city of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth and the largest harbor on the Baltic Sea, supplying Europe with Polish grain, Polish timber and “Baltic Gold” — amber. The city was the birthplace of Daniel Fahrenheit, Arthur Schopenhauer and Günter Grass. Much, much later, the second Free City of Danzig was intended by Hitler to become one of the most Nazi cities in Europe and was to become home to the headquarters of the NSDAP. The world’s largest military conflict began with strikes on Westerplatte and the Polish Post Office — the first battlefields of WWII. It was also here in Gdańsk that the strike by the shipyard workers led by Lech Wałęsa heralded the beginning of the end of communism in this part of Europe.
Come join us for a walk through the cobbled streets of the Main Town with its elegant, slender buildings with charming terraces, visit the largest brick church in the world, see the largest medieval crane in Europe and listen to the fascinating history of the City of Freedom.
Please note that unless the trip is cancelled the payments are non-refundable as the costs need to be paid in advance. However, you may be able to sell your place to your friends or other group members.
- Early Bird-Remainder£206£2060£0
- Full Price-Early Bird£310£3100£0