Mercure Mrongovia Resort & Spa
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Our main purpose today was to visit Hitler's Hideaway - The Wolfs Lair, so we headed off on a very pretty drive around lakes and with large trees lining the very narrow roads. About a half an hour from Gizycko you turn off into a remote forested area which hides this historic site. It costs 40 zloty for 2 people and a car and is well worth the price. The site covers quite a large area hidden in the ...
... actually get to it. However we decided to park and joined the few people promenading along a huge wide walking street with tall trees in the middle and an enormous church at the far end. We had coffee and pastries at a bakery before driving south to the Polish border. An extremely busy road that is the only road into Europe from the Baltic states with Kalingrad on one ...
But back to Tom Cruise - I mean Colonel Stauffenberg! On 20th July 1944 in the Wolf's Lair, Colonel Stauffenberg made an abortive attempt on Hitler's life. A group of officers realised that the war couldn't be won and hatched a plot to kill Hitler. They thought that with Hitler dead they would be able negotiate favourable conditions of capitulation. Stauffenberg placed a briefcase with explosives under a table where a meeting was to be held. He left ...
Now the Wolf's lair was Hitler's Eastern HQ.
There were, still are the remains of, huge bunkers for all his inner guard and high ranking officers.
Andrei and Dimitri had said they would like to come along, which was great.
Well apart from Andrei deciding we should do a bit of off roading, they had light girls bikes, I was carrying a lot of gear.
It got better when we stopped at what looked like the end of the track cos ...
... we most wanted to see, a UNESCO site with lots of birds, was close enough to do on foot. We're glad we decided that, as we'd have not seen so many birds from bikes, not to mention the mixture of cobbles and sand we'd have ended up cycling over. The lake has lots of reeds at the edges, but they have observation towers, from which we could see that the large flocks of mute swans were on the other side, out of the wind. However we did see some great birds including marsh ...