In a quiet corner of northeast Poland, dense forest hides an important, historic site. Here, world-changing decisions were coordinated, and an assassin once failed to end a conflict. Welcome to the Wolfsschanze, better known as the Wolf’s Lair, a once-secret headquarters that previously housed a dictator.
The complex is where German dictator Adolf Hitler and his aides once directed German forces during World War II. And while these days little of the original complex remains, what is left is a stark reminder of the terrible conflict and its chief architects. Not that you’d know that from looking at it, because in 21st century Poland, the Wolf’s Lair has fallen foul of mother nature.