Search for Nazi Gold Train in Poland: Nazi Gold Train: Excavations start despite no evidence of its existence

19:07 Aug. 17, 2016

Nazi Gold Train: Excavations start despite no evidence of its existence

A tunnel that is part of Nazi underground complex on October 20, 2015 In Walbrzych, Poland (Getty Images)

Treasure hunters hope to find 'ghost' train full of looted gold, gems, artworks, and arms

Treasure hunters have begun digging at a site in south-western Poland where they believe a Nazi train, laden with stolen gems and arms, is hidden, BBC reports.

Though the experts say there is no evidence that the legendary train exists, the explorers - led by Piotr Koper from Poland and Andreas Richter from Germany - said ground-penetrating radar results were "very promising".

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They think the train was hidden in a tunnel in 1945. The dig, near the city of Walbrzych, may take up to 10 days.

Since World War Two there have been rumours that a train full of loot and guns disappeared into a complex of tunnels as the Germans fled advancing Soviet forces.

In December the scientists from Krakow's AGH University of Science and Technology said its geological survey of the site had found no evidence of a train, though they admitted there may be a tunnel.

A spokesman for the treasure-hunting team, Andrzej Gaik, told reporters on Tuesday: "We have to find a railway track, probably the entrance to a railway tunnel and, if the tunnel exists, there should be a train there."

According to the local folklore, the train went missing near Ksiaz castle, 3km  from Walbrzych.

 

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