Nazi leaders Hitler, Himmler, and Goering spent a lot of time in their fortified headquarters and bunkers on the territory of Ukraine, during the offensive operations of Wehrmacht. Most of the territory of Ukraine was occupied by Nazi troops and by the end of 1941 they started building secret premises for their Fuhrer and other bosses of the Nazi party.
With an expert guide, start the trip from Kyiv and drive 87 miles to a small village of Huyva in the Zhytomyr region. The head of SS Heinrich Himmler’s headquarters “Hegewald” was constructed there by soviet prisoners of war. He spent a significant amount of time in this residence and held many very important meetings there. This bunker is the only well-preserved Nazi headquarters in Ukraine, yet the access there is quite limited. Nowadays, part of the bunker and underground passages are on the territory of an active military unit. However, the other entry to the bunker and the chancery of Himmler is free to enter.
The second Nazi bunker, Goering’s “Steinbruch” lies in ruins in an inaccessible forest, near the village called Hulivtsi. It was blown up by the retreating Nazi troops in 1944. Even though it’s not possible to explore this Luftwaffe headquarters, you will learn important facts from its history from your guide. The last destination of the day is Hitler’s main residence in Ukraine, headquarters “Werwolf”, located near Strizhavka village. It was almost completely destroyed by retreating German forces in March 1944, however, there is an interesting museum with many informative stands. Visitors can see the remnants of the swimming pool and mass graves of prisoners of war, who built this obscure bunker.