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Post conference excursion

Święta Lipka – Gierłoż - Kadzidłowo

wolfsschanzeWolf's Lair(Wolfsschanze)

In the heart of Mazurian forests we can find the ruins of Adolf Hilter's war headquarters. It’s a hidden town in the woods consisting of 200 buildings: shelters, barracks, 2 airports, a power station, a railway station, air-conditioners, water supplies, heat-generating plants and two teleprinters.The complex, built for Operation Barbarosa, the 1941 German invasion of the Soviet Union, is located in the heart of Masurian woods, about 8 kilometres from Kętrzyn. Hitler spent over 800 days there during that 3½-year period. In 1944 more than 2000 people lived here. On July 20, 1944 count Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg made a failed assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler The complex was blown up and abandoned on 25 January 1945, but many of the bunkers were so thick that their damaged walls and ceilings remain.

More information: http://www.wolfsschanze.pl/

swlipkaŚwięta Lipka – famous Marian sanctuary and historic monument of outstanding value listed as one of the most magnificent objects of late Baroque in Poland. The architectural complex consisting of a church, cloisters and a monastery has preserved rich and varied ornamentation in an almost unchanged state. The ornamentation consist of stone and wooden sculptures, wall and canvas paintings, goldsmiths’ and wood-carvers’ objects together with artistic blacksmith work and ironwork masterpieces in such abundance that can seldom be encountered anywhere. Additional attraction for tourists and pilgrims are beautiful organs. This small beautiful organs, about 40 votes and moving figures, were built in 1719-1721 by John Josue Mosengel of Konigsberg. Organ concerts in the summer attracts thousands of tourists and pilgrims.

More information: http://www.swlipka.org.pl/

The Wild Animal Park Kadzidłowo

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The Wild Animal Park Professor Benedict Dybowski, Kadzidłowo – On the area of Piska forest is located the private Wild Animal  Park where you can meet almost all native species of wild animals. Everyone who would like to get to know their habits and behavior can journey to Kadzidłowa. At over 100 acres, you can get a close Piska forest wild population, such as roe deer, red deer, fallow deer and rare species: Syberian deer Dybowski, żubroń (a hybrid of domestic cattle and wisent), elk, lynx and wolves. On a specially fenced area there are many species of forest birds including: herons, cranes, owls. Visiting the Park is possible only with guides who tells about different wild animals, their biology, habits and the need for protection. This applies especially endangered rare species, such as lynx, wolf, eagle, black grouse, capercaillie, hazel grouse.

More information: http://www.kadzidlowo.pl/

Price: 60 Euro

Price includes: transport, pilot guide throughout the journey, fees entrance, local guides and lunch.