Many of us probably haven’t even heard of a room made of gold, amber and other precious stones. A room like that existed and was lost in time during World War II. Reportedly, the last people to have a hold of the room were the Nazis. They loaded the dismantled room in a train that was lost in tracks of time.
However, treasure hunters now claim that they have managed to identify the legendary treasure train of the Nazis, which supposedly not only contains the Amber Room but also contains a pile of other treasures (mostly money, precious stones and precious metals).
The treasure hunters who claim to have identified the train say that it lies in the long forgotten tunnels that were once used by the Nazis during WWII in the Polish mountains. Even Polish ministry has confirmed the location. It is now assumed that the legendary train contains the dismantled Amber Room that was built in Charlottenburg Palace back in 1700s. In today’s money, the room is estimated to have a worth of $385 million! That’s quite some money we are taking about.
A quick history of the Amber Room
In 1701, Prussian King Frederick I had the Amber Room installed at his home – the Charlottenburg Palace. Peter the Great – the then Tsar of Soviet Union (currently Russia) went for a state visit to Prussia and immediately noticed the room. To please Peter, Frederick I gifted the room to Peter in 1716. It was a simple act by Frederick to ensure that the anti-Sweden alliance between Soviet Union and Prussia remains intact.
Under Frederick I’s order, the room was dismantled and sent to Peter the Great in 18 boxes. The room was then installed at St. Petersburg’s Winter House and was put on display as the art collection of the Europeans. In 1755 however, the room was moved back to Charlottenburg Palace by order of Tsarina Elisabeth. The room remained peacefully at the palace until in 1941, the Nazis captured it and moved it to castle museum of Königsberg.
In the coming two years, the Amber Room was proudly displayed as the museum but Alfred Rohde, the director of the museum was asked by Nazi command to dismantle the room again as the war was not in favor of Nazi Germany. The room was indeed dismantled and shortly after that, the Königsberg castle museum was reduced to rubbles by Allied bombings. That’s when the Amber Room was lost in time. No one was able to track its whereabouts.