Secrets of the Third Reich

Cultural & Theme Tours in German Wine Route

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On this fascinating tour you will explore Lower Silesia's most important sites of World War II. Until the end of World War II this area played a crucial role in maintainig hopes for the ultimate triumph over the Allies and Soviets. The Nazi high command set up many industrial facilities and labour camps in here. Project Riese (Giant) carried out in the Owl Mointains might have been planned as arguably the largest underground armaments production centre in Nazi Germany. Adolf Hitler had ordered to reconstruct the nearby Ksiaz Castle to hold his local headquarters. Finally, Gross-Rosen was the most notorious labour camp in Lower Silesia that held an overall of 120 000 prisoners from many European countries.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Fundacja "Krzyżowa" dla Porozumienia EuropejskiegoA historic estate of Count Helmuth von Moltke, famous for the Kreisau Circle founded by German dissidents during World War II. It became a location of the post-war reconciliation between Poland and GermanyDuration: 1 hourStop At: Sztolnie Walimskie, Walim, Lower Silesia Province, Southern PolandYou will explore a secret undrground facility known as 'Project Riese' built by the Nazis in the Owl Mountains during WW II.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu, Walbrzych, Lower Silesia Province, Southern PolandA lunch stop at Ksiaz Castle. Viewing from the outside only.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Gross-Rosen Museum in Rogoznica, Western PolandDetailed tour of a World War II former labour camp, now an eye-opening memorial site.Duration: 2 hours

What’s included

  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Fundacja "Krzyżowa" dla Porozumienia Europejskiego
  • Entry/Admission - Sztolnie Walimskie
  • Entry/Admission - Gross-Rosen Museum in Rogoznica

What’s not included