Wolfsschluct II (gorge or ravine of the wolf in
German) or simply W2 is an abandoned
headquarters of Adolf Hitler during World War II.
Location: Margival, 10 km North- East of Soissons,
History of Wolfsschluct II
Wolfsschluct II was part of series of buildings
constructed for the leader of Third Reich that became known as Fuhrerhauptquartier.
It was carried out by 12000 workers under supervision of
organization Todt. Hitler intended Wolfsschluct II
as a headquarters for Operation Sea Lion, invasion of Great Britain
in 1940, however the construction of the site began only in 1942.
The site was chosen for important communication lines that already
existed on this site and also because Adolf Hitler fought in the
vicinity of the future bunker during World War I. The site was supplied by a tunnel that is also found nearby. Adolf Hitler used it briefly
between June 16 and June 17, 1944 as a meeting place with Field
Marshal Rommel and von Rundstedt about Normandy Front that was
opened by the Allies on June 6, 1944. After the end of the war this
complex of military bunkers was destroyed and abandoned. The area
around Wolfsschluct II was used by French and NATO forces. In the
1990's it was abandoned by the military and its possession was
turned to three municipalities. Wolfsschluct II is situated in a town of Margival, 10 km North- East
of Soissons, Aisne department.
Before, After and Current Condition after fire