Secrets of World War II

Join us in exploring intriguing secrets of alleged Nazi construction plans for a massive underground complex and spend a memorable time visiting the site of the largest concentration camp in Lower Silesia. Explore the mysteries of monstrous Riese project including alleged Hitler's bunker and Nazi armaments factories in the Sowie Mountains. Visit also the site of Lower Silesia's largest concentration camp of Gross Rosen.

Tour Overview

Depart Wrocław for Walim, a small town situated at the foot of the Sowie Mountains. During the Second World War Lower Silesia, then a territory of Nazi Germany, was dubbed "the shelter of the Third Reich". Therefore it was a perfect location to carry out secret plans of unprecedented strategic importance to Hitler's regime. Between 1943 and 1945 the Nazis built a huge underground complex in the Sowie Mountains under the code-name ‘Riese’ (Giant). Its purpose and actual size still remain unknown resulting in much speculation. The plans included construction of tunnels and large underground halls at several locations around the mountains. Was Riese complex a secret headquarters of the Third Reich's High Command or possibly a research and production centre of the wonder weapon?

The next stop during our tour is Gross Rosen Museum founded at the site a former concentration camp near the village of Rogoźnica. The camp was set up in 1940 and until the liberation in February 1945 a total of 125 thousand inmates from all over Europe passed through its gates. Take some time to view informative exhibitions of the camp's history, see the remaining facilities from WWII and reflect at a moving memorial to the prisoners who perished at this atrocious place.

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