History | September 27, 2017 5:00 am

Ksiaz Castle in Poland Could Hold Cache of Nazi Gold Underneath It

Speculation abounds as to what is behind a shoddily built wall in the castle's basement.

Is This Polish Castle Sitting on a Cache of Nazi Gold?
(Smithsonian Channel/YouTube)

A castle in Poland might be sitting on a mound of Nazi gold.

Ksiaz Castle (pronounced “Shaws”), known as the “Pearl of Lower Silesia,” was built in the 13th century. In 1944, the Nazis took it over, gave it a face-lift, and started grooming it to be Hitler’s retreat. It would be his final one, as Smithsonian explains.

The Nazis built a system of concrete tunnels below the castle—big enough to drive a car into. One sloppily built wall in Ksiaz’s catacombs, which is not consistent with the painstaking work of the Germans on other walls, has led to speculation as to what’s behind it. A cache of Nazi gold? Find out in the video above.