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Overview

Riese is the name of a plan and an underground mine-constriction complex created during the WWII. It is located in Góry Sowie (Awl Mountains) and Książ Castle. The main aim of the project was the creation of massive, underground, bombing-proof spaces for Hitler and the most important people in Nazi Germany and also a canter of armament industry. According to plans this underground city was supposed to host even 40 thousand people. During our tour we will visit these spaces and also visit one more interesting Reich project - Arado. This one day trip is a real treat for history and WWII lovers.

Number of days/duration

1

Included meals

Lunch on request

Suggested dates

All year

Number of cities/sights

5 attractions

Group size

10-50

Trip pace

Medium

Free cancellation

Up to 30 days*

Itinerary

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What's included

Private coach transportation
Trip staff

Tour guide, museum guides, driver

Entrance fees to

Arado Project Museum, Książ Castle WWII route (Underground Route), Włodarz Museum

Transport

Coach

Pickup place

Your hotel/hostel in Wrocław

Drop off place

Your hotel/hostel in Wrocław

Language offered

English, German, Norwegian, French, Spanish, Italian and others on request

Mobile & printed vouchers accepted
Trip type

Thematic tour

Not included

WWII Mysteries of Lower Silesia
WWII Mysteries of Lower Silesia
WWII Mysteries of Lower Silesia
WWII Mysteries of Lower Silesia
WWII Mysteries of Lower Silesia
WWII Mysteries of Lower Silesia
WWII Mysteries of Lower Silesia
WWII Mysteries of Lower Silesia
WWII Mysteries of Lower Silesia
WWII Mysteries of Lower Silesia
WWII Mysteries of Lower Silesia
WWII Mysteries of Lower Silesia
WWII Mysteries of Lower Silesia
WWII Mysteries of Lower Silesia
WWII Mysteries of Lower Silesia
WWII Mysteries of Lower Silesia
WWII Mysteries of Lower Silesia
WWII Mysteries of Lower Silesia
WWII Mysteries of Lower Silesia
WWII Mysteries of Lower Silesia
WWII Mysteries of Lower Silesia
WWII Mysteries of Lower Silesia
WWII Mysteries of Lower Silesia
WWII Mysteries of Lower Silesia
WWII Mysteries of Lower Silesia
WWII Mysteries of Lower Silesia
WWII Mysteries of Lower Silesia
WWII Mysteries of Lower Silesia

General conditions and customs

Optional Excursions

Osówka Underground City

Osówka Underground City

The underground city Osówka is one of the most interesting underground complexes built by the Third Reich in the Owl Mountains as part of the RIESE (Olbrzym) project, which is now open to the public. The Osówka underground complex is located just over a kilometer north-east of Kolce and the same distance north of Sierpnica. The underground tourist route is a system of concrete corridors, fortifications and halls, which were built on a large sc...

Riese Complex Sztolnie Walimskie

Riese Complex Sztolnie Walimskie

Walimskie Sztolnie are one of the elements of the Riese complex in the Sowie Mountains. They are located on the border of the towns of Walim and Rzeczka. Riese is the code name for a construction project of Nazi Germany in 1943-1945, consisting of seven underground structures. The construction of the "Riese" complex was one of the largest military investments of the Third Reich. The preserved buildings are visited by tourists and amateurs of m...

Automobile Museum Topacz

Automobile Museum Topacz

Automobile Museum Topacz (Polish: Topacz Muzeum Motoryzacji) is located in the village of Ślęża, near Wrocław. The museum is located in the premises of Zamek Topacz Hotel & Spa. The exhibition presents about 200 historic, original vehicles - cars and motorcycles. Visitors will see Polish unique pre-war vehicles, such as Fiat 508, Sokół 1000, 600 and 200, lightweight motorcycles such as MOJ, Perkun, Wul-Gum, Tornedo, SHL 98, or Podkowa. Cars f...

Topacz Castle

Topacz Castle

Topacz Castle and located next to the castle – Motorization Museum is in Lower Silesia region. The castle is located only 10 km from Wrocław (around 20 minutes drive). At present it is 4 star hotel and conference centre with 54 rooms and 4 conference & banquet rooms for approximately 400 people. Around the castle there is 50- hectare recreation area adjusted to organize mass events and picnics. The biggest attraction is of course Motorization ...

Sztolnie Kowary

Sztolnie Kowary

Sztolnie Kowary is an underground world of legends, secrets and true history, associated for nearly 700 years with the search for minerals and the extraction of precious stones, iron, silver and uranium. After the Second World War, the mining of uranium began, which was then sent to the Soviet Union. The mining works were completed in 1973. From that year the Wrocław University of Science and Technology conducted research and classes for stud...

The Old Mine in Wałbrzych

The Old Mine in Wałbrzych

Stara Kopalnia (Polish: Stara Kopalnia w Wałbrzychu) is located in the Biały Kamień district, less than 2 km from the Wałbrzych Market Square. The mine complex includes a bathhouse, lamp room, boiler rooms, a mechanical workshop, hoisting machines buildings, headlamps, towers of the "Julia", "Sobótka" and "Dampf" shafts, an observation tower, an underground tunnel for stone haulage, as well as buildings of a mechanical coal processing plant, c...

Świdnica Peace Church

Świdnica Peace Church

The church in Świdnica is situated about 53 km from Wrocław (about 1 h 10 min drive). It is made from wood and incredibly was erected only within a year of 1957. It is the biggest wooden Protestant church and with the area of 1090 square meters, it can gather 7 500 believers. The interior of the church has a Baroque style. The most dominant interior items include the 18th century altar piece, pulpit and organs. The church is encircled by lodge...

Jawor Peace Church

Jawor Peace Church

The Church of Peace in Jawor is one of the largest wooden buildings with religious functions in Europe. In 2001, it was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The church is 43.5 m long, 14 m wide, 15.7 m high, the building's area is 1180 m², it houses 6000 people. It was built in 1654–1655 according to the design of Albrecht von Säbisch using a half-timbered structure. Every year from May to September Peace Concerts are organized in Jawo...

Bolków Castle

Bolków Castle

Bolków Castle is situated 34 km from Jelenia Góra (about 40 min drive) and 80 km from Wrocław (about 1h 15 min drive). It is situated on a hill between a river and a town. The stronghold area is 7 600 square meters and was probably built in the 13th century. In the 14th century the castle was connected to the town by fortifications. The main characteristic of the castle is 25 meter high hunger tower with diameter of 12 meters. The castle has a...

Reviews

Very recommended to visit, especially if you like history and mysteries. We would never be able to see so much on our own and language help was crucial, so ITS help was priceless. Our guides knew what they were talking about, still there are lots of unknown to be discovered, so the title of the trip hits home. We added two optional trips to Osowka and Walim to see all Riese tunnels. They are really close to Wlodarz. The trip took us all day but it was definitely worth it!
Beau
Real feel of Third Reich history. Very mysterious and unusual sites and very recommended to visit. An exclusive, interesting and unusual trip, you have to try it on your own.
Andre

Questions and answers

Do we need any special equipment for this trip?

You will receive helmets on site in places where they are necessary. So, you only have to take good flat walking shoes and warm clothes for the tunnels. It tends to be cold there even in the middle of summer.

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