Drifts of WalimRzeczka complex "Riese"
In 1943, the Germans started construction works at a massive scale in the Owl Mountains region. Those works, never completed, were code-named „Riese” („The Giant”). Their remains constitute a number of buildings the purpose of which is shrouded in mystery. According to some hypothesis, they were supposed to serve as underground armament factories or the quarter of the High Command of the Third Reich. The 500-metre-long underground route for tourists has been enhanced with audio-visual effects referring to the World War II and the works related to drilling underground corridors.
- Exhibition of military monuments (Bailey bridge, V1 flying bomb, V2 rocket).
- Visiting the Castle of Grodno.
- From May to September,
Mon – Fri opening hrs. 9.00 am – 6.00 pm,
Sat., Sun. and holidays opening hrs. 9.00 am – 7.00 pm.
- From October to April,
Mon – Fri opening hrs. 9.00 am – 5.00 pm,
Sat., Sun. and holidays opening hrs. 9.00 am – 6.00 pm.
Last entry one hour before closing.
Tickets Drifts of Walim:
- normal – PLN 22,
- reduced – PLN 18.
Tickets Drifts of Walim + Grodno Castle (valid 10 days):
- normal – PLN 40,
- reduced – PLN 30.
Audio-guide (available in English, German, Czech, French):
- PLN 14/person + the price of the ticket.
Sightseeing time (with a guide) approx. 45 min.
Recommended warm clothing.
Drifts of Walim – Rzeczka complex "Riese"
phone 74 845 73 00
GPS: N 50° 41′ 20.43″ E 16° 26′ 40.97″