Investor needed to make Hitler’s lair a tourist attraction

Wolf’s Lair – Adolf Hitler’s eastern headquarters – now open for investment

Currently little more than a bombed-out fortress in Poland’s remote north-eastern forests, the Wolf’s Lair – Adolf Hitler’s former military headquarters to oversee the war in Eastern Europe – is open to investors to help turn it into a tourist attraction. Owned by a local forestry authority, the site once held around 80 buildings, including an independent power plant and a train station. This is also the place where Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg made his now-famous assassination attempt on Hitler, later dramatised in the 2008 movie Valkyrie starring Tom Cruise. It took until 1955 to clear over 54,000 landmines that surrounded Wolfsschanze.
A suitable investor has so far eluded the lair. “We are waiting for offers, but so far we have none,” one forestry official told Reuters. “The requirements are quite high because we want a new leaseholder to invest a lot, particularly in a museum with an exhibition that could be open all year long.”
USA Today
[pictured: Hitler’s conference room after the assassination attempt; Bundesarchiv, Bild 146-1972-025-10 / CC-BY-SA]


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