Adolf Hitler’s ‘Wolf Lair’ Is Now Up for Rent

The Polish Forestry Service hopes it will become a tourist attraction.

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A view of Wolf's Lair in the Masuria region of Poland.

Investors willing to fork over the cash can take over Adolf Hitler’s hideout in a secluded forest in eastern Poland. According to the Telegraph, the Polish Forestry Service has set rent for the location of Hitler’s Wolf’s Lair at £90,000 ($139,000) a year, with the hope that the spot will become a tourist attraction.

At the height of Hitler’s regime, the site, which references Hitler’s nickname, Wolf, was one of the Nazi Party’s central headquarters during WWII. From 1941 to 1944 the hideout had 80 buildings, a power plant, railway station, and housed 2,000 staff and security members, the Daily Mail reports.

Forestry official Zenon Piotrowicz told the Daily Mail that rent price is high “because we want a new leaseholder to invest a lot, particularly in a museum with an exhibition that could be open all year long.”

The Nazis destroyed most of the bunkers in 1944, but according to the Telegraph, the remaining structures attract about 180,000 visitors a year.

The site is also famous for the 1944 assassination attempt on Hitler by by Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg. A bomb concealed in his briefcase failed to kill Hitler during a meeting.

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