Wolf’s Lair (wolfsschanze) – Hitler’s field headquarters where he spent over 800 days during World War 2. 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 built in 1941, in 1944 more than 2000 people lived here. There are 50 well-camouflaged bunkers, some with even 6 meters thick walls. Any aircraft would be detected in a radius of 100 km from Wolf’s Lair.
On July 20, 1944 count Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg made a failed assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler. It was the closest ever to success assassination attempt and you will visit the ruins of that same building where the world’s history could have been changed in a blink of an eye.
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