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Wałbrzych World War II

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Wroclaw: Project Riese and Ksiaz Castle Private Tour

1. Wroclaw: Project Riese and Ksiaz Castle Private Tour

Start your day with pickup from your hotel in Wroclaw and drive to the first stop of the day Project Riese. Project Riese was the code name for an impressive construction project initiated by Nazi Germany between 1943 and 1945, consisting of seven underground structures located in the Owl Mountains and Ksiaz Castle. Explore this extraordinary network of underground caverns, all in different states of completion, and learn about the history of the site as you wander around. After Project Riese, head to Ksiaz Castle, the third largest castle in Poland with more than 400 rooms. The castle was home to the Hochbergs for more than 400 years, who were one of the richest and most famous families in Europe. The Hochbergs owned a lot of land in Poland, but their time in the castle came to an end at the start of World War Two, when the castle was seized by Nazis who planned to turn it into one of Hitler’s residences. Enjoy the freedom to explore the sites at your own leisure, and take the time to learn about their rich history. At the end of the day, head back to your transportation to return to Wroclaw.

Wroclaw: Full-Day The Secrets of World War II

2. Wroclaw: Full-Day The Secrets of World War II

The Osówka Complex was part of a project conducted by the Nazi Germany between 1943 and 1945 (code name Riese). The mysterious structure known as the underground city still hasn't revealed all of its secrets. Discover the biggest and the most complex Hitler headquarter in Lower Silesia.  Ksiaz Castle is the third-biggest castle in Poland situated in the majestic rock cliff aside the Pelcznica River. Located 395 meters above sea level and surrounded by a beautiful forest, the castle is sometimes called the Pearl of Lower Silesia. The castle's location combined with its size is not a common sight in Europe. In 1943 Hitler's paramilitary organization began building one of his main quarters which, along with other objects of the Riese complex close to the castle near Osowka and Wlodarz played a crucial role. Gross-Rosen in Rogoźnica is the largest Nazi-German concentration camp in Lower Silesia, with particularly harsh conditions and penal work in the quarries. The motto of this place was 'Vermichtung durch Arbeit' (Annihilation through work). Around 40000 prisoners died here incleding Poles, Jews, Russians, French and Hungarians.

Wroclaw: WW2 Tour to Project Riese & Gross-Rosen Museum

3. Wroclaw: WW2 Tour to Project Riese & Gross-Rosen Museum

Your driver will meet you at your hotel and drive first to Project Riese which takes around 1.5 hours. It is a very nice ride through mountains and countryside.  Once you arrive, explore the Project Riese site. Learn how Project Riese was the codename for an impressive construction initiated by Nazi Germany between 1943 and 1945, consisting of seven underground structures located in the Owl Mountains and Książ Castle. Explore this extraordinary network of underground caverns, all in different states of completion. See the Osówka site which is called the Underground City. Then you can pause for lunch, or your driver can take you straight to the Gross-Rosen concentration camp, a German network of Nazi concentration camps built and operated during World War II. The main camp was located in the German village of Gross-Rosen. At its peak in 1944, the Gross-Rosen complex had up to 100 sub-camps located in eastern Germany, Czechoslovakia, and on the territory of occupied Poland. The population of all Gross-Rosen camps at that time accounted for some 11% of the total number of inmates incarcerated in the Nazi concentration camp system.  In the museum you will watch a short film about the camp and then you will have up to 2 hour to see the indoor and outdoor exhibition before your driver takes you back to your hotel in Wroclaw.

From Wrocław: Gross-Rosen and Książ Castle Private Tour

4. From Wrocław: Gross-Rosen and Książ Castle Private Tour

The tour starts with pickup from your hotel in Wrocław between 8:00 and 9:00 AM. First, visit Gross-Rosen Concentration Camp to learn more about Nazi operations in this area. Watch a short film about the camp and spend time to see the interior exhibitions and the camp area. The maximum time for the camp is 2.5 hours.   Head to Książ Castle, one of the biggest castles in Poland, around a 30-minute drive from Gross-Rosen. Visit the castle’s rooms and beautiful gardens. For more than 400 years this castle belonged to the Von Hochberg family, one of the richest families in Europe. Learn all about the history of this place. After discovering the castle, start the drive back to your hotel, arriving after approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

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What people are saying about Wałbrzych

A really great experience. The driver was incredibly nice. He always lent me an audio guide right away. He always accompanied me to the entrance and the meeting point afterwards was always clearly defined and communicated. He gave helpful tips and made you feel valued. The castle and the Riese project are worth seeing. With Projekt Riese, it makes sense to listen to the audio guide afterwards. The man who accompanies the tour has a quick step. All in all a really great day with great service! Thanks very much!

Świetna wycieczka, wszystko odbyło się według planu! Bardzo sympatyczny przewodnik z dużą wiedzą na temat regionu. O Osówce dobrze wcześniej poczytać. Zamek Książ przepiękny, robi duże wrażenie, audiotour się przydaje. Dziękujemy za super wycieczkę i elastyczność, Magda, Michał i Ola

Very interesting tour with two very interesting destinations. Audio guides help on site, leading through the respective program in an entertaining and very informative manner. The accompanying guide is actually just the driver, but knows the tours and provides additional information.

Driver was very punctual, friendly. It was a pleasant ride! The tour was informative and very interesting!

Great excursion, good driver. The excursion was very informative