Goldap – OKL Robinson

In northeastern Poland, about five kilometers from the border with Russia, there is a small town called Goldap. Until 1945, this was part of the state East Prussia, but after the war East Prussia was dissolved divided between Russia and Poland. In 1940, Hermann Goering set up his military headquarters, Oberbefhelshaber der Luftwaffe-Haupquartier Rominten, aka OKL Robinson. It was from here Luftwaffe’s activities were being planned and directed most of the war. Robinson consisted of about ten bunkers and barracks and was located in a wooded area just east of Goldap, near Lake Goldaper. Barely 10 kilometres north of Robinson Goering’s Reichsjägerhof was located, which made it convenient for him travelling back and forth. In addition, Hitler’s Wolfschanze was about eighty kilometres west, also convenient if he Hitler demanded his presence. When the Soviet Red Army approached Goldap in October 1944, Goering had Robinson destroyed.

Current status: Partly preserved/demolished (2013).

Location: 54°19'56.40" N 22°19'18.06" E

Get there: Car.

My comment:

The bunkers and ruins are scattered in the woods around a sanatorium and most of them are easy to find and enter. In a way it’s like a miniture Wolfsschanze. Unfortunality there is no information about the bunkers and the ruins. 

Follow up in books: Willi, Frischauer: Goering (1950).