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Address: Wroclaw, Poland
Phone Number: +48 74 845 62 20
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As of today, seven systems of shelters and tunnels belonging to the...

As of today, seven systems of shelters and tunnels belonging to the “Komplex Riese” are known to exist in the Owl Mountains. The exact purpose of these facilities remains unclear even today. They are all of a similar design, corresponding to the layout of other of Adolf Hitler's subterranean headquarters.

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Hitlers Unfinished Underground Complex

The rumours surrounding the intention of these unfinished caves may well be one of those things to which we will never know the answer but visiting the complex enables you to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 September 2016
Ron W
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

The rumours surrounding the intention of these unfinished caves may well be one of those things to which we will never know the answer but visiting the complex enables you to understand the vastness of the project and the dangers the workers would have gone through.

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Poznan, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Jawornik, Soboń, Gontowa, Książ, Rzeczka, Włodarz and Osówka belong to the underground project called RIESE (= "giant" in German). The last three are accessible for tourists, Książ as well but only in a small part. Until now we don't have a clear proof as to what was supposed to be created here, but there are 2 hypotheses (underground weapons factory... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

One of the biggest constructions conducted by Nazi Germany during WW2 as a part of secret project codename Riese. Very misterious place with different theories surrounding it. Important notes: - Think about this place more like huge abandoned mine or construction site can be demending for older people. -Note that it's one of 3 underground facilities open to the public... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

After reading reviews from TA, I found it quite challenging to visit the place. Fortunately, I discovered the Vratislava private tour which can take us to this place. The Project Riese at Osowka is almost a two hours drive from Wroclaw. After arriving, without following the other locals in a polish tour our driver/guide Michal took us inside with English... More 

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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

My partner and I rented a car because we wanted to visit Project Riese. It's 85 km from Wroclaw but quite a drive through the midlands. We reached Osowka in 100 minutes. The tour goes almost each hour in the summer, but is also only in Polish. An English or German audioguide is available but costs 16 zl (€3,50). Our... More 

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Streamwood, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

This was a very unique experience. The tunnels are part of Hitler's Riese Project and is located in Osowka, Poland near Wroclaw. We were with a Polish speaking group, but an English speaking guide tried to translate everything for us. There are remains of tanks and machine guns. Hitler's men used the tunnels to build airplane parts. The tunnels are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2014 via mobile

Went here on the return to Wroclaw after doing some research into it& it was well worth a visit, but in saying that it's we'll away from Wroclaw thankfully for my 5 day visit I had marek the taxi transfer driver as a guide as it would be hard to find on your own,the tunnel complex is a prime example... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

As others on this site have mentioned this site is quite a drive from Wroclaw. It is a unique historical sight and worth the effort. On the day we visited the guide spoke little or no English, but the tour of about 1 hour was explained by an audio guide in English (separate charge). The only problem with it was... More 

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Brixham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

Ok so it is a long drive from Wroclaw(and it was hard to find,not that many sign posts when I went)but hell it was worth the effort..I was lucky as I was with a Polish English speaker...Now they have audio for German/English..The Underground tour lasted well over an hour I think,even was a small part in a boat.Oh and wear... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013

The story of Projekt Riese is chilling and fascinating, and we understood that Osowka was the most worthwhile to visit. It's run as a privately-owned tourist attraction, and as we hadn't taken the precaution of booking an English (or German) language tour (extra charge payable) we tagged along with a small Polish-speaking group. Even allowing for our incomprehension, the guide's... More 

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