Destinations Magazine

Photo Essay – The Wolf’s Lair

By Ingridd @cosytraveler

First of all, since Ingrid is seriously ill, I am taking over the website for the next 6 weeks.

Three years ago, Ingrid and I saw the movie Valkyrie, based on the 20 July plot. During this event Colonel von Stauffenberg tried to kill Hitler in the Wolf’s Lair, one of Hitler’s most important military headquarters in the east of Europe.

Last year, we had already visited 2 places that were connected to this plot. We were at the Bendler Block, where von Stauffenberg and his staff had planned the attack and were executed afterwards. Ingrid and I had also been at the Plötzensee Memorial, where anybody else, who was – more or less or not at all – involved in the event, was beheaded or hanged.

The Wolf’s Lair was the only place we hadn’t visited. I was actually convinced that the place didn’t exist anymore, but Ingrid was too curious and did some research on the Internet … and proved me wrong. 5 minutes after her discovery I had booked a b&b, some 30 kilometers from the Wolf’s Lair.

The bunker where von Stauffenberg tried to kill Hitler is completely gone… but not forgotten:

Wolf's Lair
Wolf's Lair
Wolf's Lair
Wolf's Lair
Wolf's Lair

There are moments when it all looks so idyllic, with those trees…

Wolf's Lair
Wolf's Lair
Wolf's Lair
Wolf's Lair

But most of the time, it’s impossible to ignore the huge ruins:

Wolf's Lair
Wolf's Lair
Wolf's Lair
Wolf's Lair
Wolf's Lair

Or have a look at these pictures: the people look so tiny…

Photo Essay – The Wolf’s Lair
Photo Essay – The Wolf’s Lair
Photo Essay – The Wolf’s Lair

The complex counted more than 30 concrete bunkers: for Hitler, his personnel and staff members of the SS and Wehrmacht.

Finally, I think Ingrid did a great job with these pictures. What do you think?

Wolf's Lair
Wolf's Lair
Wolf's Lair
Wolf's Lair
Wolf's Lair
Wolf's Lair
Wolf's Lair
Wolf's Lair

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