9 Nov 2015

Search begins for buried Nazi gold train

1:26 pm on 9 November 2015

The official search for a long-talked about Nazi train filled with gold and jewels, which may have been found in Poland, will begin this week.

Men walk in underground galleries, part of Nazi Germany "Riese" construction project under the Ksiaz castle in the area where the "Nazi gold train" is supposedly hidden underground

An underground gallery under the Ksiaz castle where the "Nazi gold train" is supposedly hidden Photo: AFP

The armoured train car, which disappeared in World War II, was reportedly found by two Polish men using ground-penetrating radar.

Experts will start using measuring equipment and detectors to begin a "non-invasive" search of the ground next week.

The searchers will not be allowed to dig, drill or introduce cameras into the ground.

There are concerns the train - which is believed to have gone missing near what is now the Polish city of Wroclaw as Soviet forces approached in 1945 - may be booby-trapped.

Polish media said the men who made the discovery want 10 percent of the value of the train's contents.

Rumours of two special Nazi trains that disappeared in the spring of 1945 have been circulating for years, capturing the imagination of countless treasure hunters.