Hitler's secret underground city

Hitler's secret underground city

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Hitler's secret underground cityThe Germans built an underground city on an area of more than ten square kilometers. It is known that underground work was carried out not only under the Książ castle, but also in the mountains, in particular: in the Wolfsberg, Mittelberg, Säuferhöhen, Saalberg, Schindelberg and Ramenberg. (Photo: Mariusz Cieszewski).

Hitler's secret underground city2. This place is shrouded in secrets and many legends. Local residents say that in the underground corridors the Germans were working on the creation of a miracle weapon - the Wunderwaffe, the use of which would allow the Third Reich to win the Second World War. (Photo: Mariusz Cieszewski).

Hitler's secret underground city3. A more plausible theory is that the underground tunnels of this complex were used by the Germans to store stolen works of art, valuable items and cargo. One of the legends says that it is in the underground corridors in the Owl Mountains that the trail of the disappeared amber room, the amazingly beautiful pearl of the summer residence of the Russian tsars in Tsarskoye Selo, leads. (Photo: Mariusz Cieszewski).

Hitler's secret underground city4. Part of the explored underground corridors and passages is currently closed to tourists. Their illegal visit can turn into an accident. (Photo: Mariusz Cieszewski).

Hitler's secret underground city5. According to one of the many theories about the purpose of this place, the Germans planned to start the production of nuclear weapons in the Rize complex, which is evidenced by the proximity to the underground city of the Sudeten uranium deposits. (Photo: Mariusz Cieszewski).

Hitler's secret underground city6. Some underground corridors are best traveled by boat. According to historical documents, a huge number of forced laborers from the Gross-Rosen concentration camp died while drilling underground tunnels. (Photo: Mariusz Cieszewski).

Hitler's secret underground city7. It is possible that these underground facilities were used by the Nazis for the production of rockets "V1" and "V2", after the missile factory on the island of Usedom (Uznam) was blown up during the Allied air raids in August 1943. However, this theory has yet to be confirmed. (Photo: Mariusz Cieszewski).

Hitler's secret underground city8. Many corridors are open to visitors, but this is only a small explored part of the huge underground complex. It is not known whether it will ever be possible to find all the secret rooms and corridors, since most of them were destroyed (blown up) by the retreating Germans. It only means that the dungeon can hold a lot of secrets and surprises. (Photo: Mariusz Cieszewski).

Hitler's secret underground city9. It follows from German documents that the underground city was built by 30,000 Jewish prisoners of the Gross-Rosen concentration camp. It was possible to identify the names of only 7,000 forced laborers, the rest of the victims of the Rize complex remain unknown. (Photo: Mariusz Cieszewski).

Hitler's secret underground city10. Streets and a narrow-gauge railway line have been preserved underground in the Owl Mountains, which gives historians reason to assume that the Germans planned to create several roads leading to the underground city, including a passenger railway. (Photo: Mariusz Cieszewski)

Hitler's secret underground city

11. This place is still shrouded in secrets and legends. Unfortunately, we will probably never know what the Germans actually planned to do in the secret underground city, since most of the documents were destroyed, and many underground rooms are still not explored. (Photo: Mariusz Cieszewski).

Hitler's secret underground city12. Now this place has become one of the mysterious sights that keeps the secrets of the Second World War. (Photo: Mariusz Cieszewski).

Hitler's secret underground city13. Hitler's secret dungeons in the Owl Mountains. (Photo: Mariusz Cieszewski).

Hitler's secret underground city14. Hitler's secret project under the Ksenzh castle. (Photo: Mariusz Cieszewski).

Hitler's secret underground city15. A guard's booth in front of one of the entrances to Hitler's underground city. (Photo: Mariusz Cieszewski).

Hitler's secret underground city16. Only part of the corridors of the secret underground city is open, some of which are accessible to tourists. (Photo: Mariusz Cieszewski).

Hitler's secret underground city17. Railroad leading to Hitler's secret city. (Photo: Mariusz Cieszewski).

Keywords: THE SECOND WORLD WAR | MYSTERIES OF HISTORY | NAZIS | HITLER'S UNDERGROUND CITY | SECRET Vault

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