The train is rumoured to have been carrying gold and gems

Two people in Poland say they may have found a Nazi train rumoured to be full of gold, gems and guns that disappeared in World War Two, Polish media say.

The train is believed to have gone missing near what is now the Polish city of Wroclaw as Soviet forces approached in 1945. A law firm in south-west Poland says it has been contacted by two men who have discovered the armored train. Polish media say the men want 10% of the value of the train’s contents.

Local news websites said the apparent find matched reports in local folklore of a train carrying gold and gems that went missing at the end of World War Two near Ksiaz castle.

The claim was made to a law office in Walbrzych, 3 km from Ksiaz castle. Walbrzych’s local leader Roman Szelemej said he was skeptical about the supposed find but would monitor developments.

“Lawyers, the army, the police and the fire brigade are dealing with this,” Marika Tokarska, an official at the Walbrzych district council, told Reuters.

“The area has never been excavated before and we don’t know what we might find.” (BBC)