Secrets of World War II

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Join our fascinating tour exploring Lower Silesia's most important sites of World War II. This area until 1945 played a crucial role for Nazi secret military plans and Germany's economy to maintain hopes for the ultimate triumph over the Allies and Soviets.

After departure from Wroclaw the tour heads south towards the Sudeten Mountains. In a lovely situated village of Krzyzowa we will visit a former estate of Helmut James von Moltke, founder of the Kreisau Circle which was a group of German dissidents who opposed Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party. All members of the Kreisau Circle believed that they needed to plan for Germany’s future and this oriented around the removal of Hitler from power and the destruction of the Nazi Party. After WWII and collapse of the Iron Curtain in Europe Krzyzowa became a symbolic place of reconciliation between the Poles and the Germans. A fascinating and very informative exhibition presents details and facts of how the two nations that shared difficult history have travelled a long and uneasy journey to establish a friendly emotional relationship.

After a short ride the tour stops in Walim, a small town nestled at the foot of the Sowie Mountains. Our destination is the Project Riese, a secret Nazi military facility built between 1943 and 1945 that consisted of large tunnels and subterranean halls at several locations in the mountains. During World War Two Lower Silesia, then a territory of Nazi Germany, was dubbed "the shelter of the Third Reich" as it was out of range of Allied bombers. Therefore it was a perfect location to carry out secret plans of great strategic importance for German warfare. Was the Project Riese a secret headquarters of the Third Reich's High Command or maybe an armaments production facility? (see this website for more information about the Project Riese).

Half an hour from Walim is the famous Ksiaz Castle that also had been linked with many WW II secrets. The whole world was recently informed about the discovery of a Nazi gold train that apparently was hidden nearby. Although nothing as yet has been confirmed we will show you around and tell you more details of the captivating history of Ksiaz Castle during WWII.

The last stop on the tour is Gross Rosen Memorial and Concentration Camp situated in Rogoznica, 60 km from Wroclaw. During World War II it was the main centre of the Nazi concentration camp system of Lower Silesia. Gross-Rosen was known for its brutal treatment especially in the stone quarry. The largest population of inmates were Jews from Poland, Hungary, Belgium, France, Netherlands, Greece, Yugoslavia, Slovakia, and Italy. During yourvisit to the memorial and museum your guide recounts the tragic and emotional history of the must-see place. 


AVAILIBILITY:  Our tours are usually available daily throughout a year except some public holidays.

IMPORTANT! This tour has a minimum number of 2 booked seats required in order to operate.


DURATION: 8 hours (subject to weather and road conditions)


PICK UP: Time and place arranged and notified individually for each tour. Pick up at hotels is most common.


PRICE: Includes transport, English speaking guide, admission and parking fees, refreshments, personal accident insurance, VAT

Your fare will be calculated in accordance with our tariffs in effect on the date of payment for travel on the specific dates.


DISCOUNTS: Get a discount code for a second tour, group reservation, children etc.


PAYMENT: Online bookings by credit card or offline paid in cash to the driver-guide on tour dates.

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  • Wroclaw
  • Krzyzowa
  • Walim
  • Ksiaz Castle
  • Gross Rosen Concentration Camp
  • Wroclaw

Highlights

  • Visit Krzyzowa known for the Kreisau Circle and post-war reconciliation of the Poles and the Germans
  • Discover the Project Riese, regarded as one the largest secret underground construction of the Third Reich
  • Explore secrets of hidden Nazi gold and artworks at supposed Hitler's headquarters at Ksiaz Castle
  • Reflect on the history of thousands of slave prisoners exploited by the Nazis in Gross-Rosen Concentration Camp

Route

  1. Wroclaw
  2. Krzyzowa
  3. Project Riese
  4. Ksiaz Castle
  5. Gross-Rosen Concentration Camp