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Bramburg Dam is the first part of the Return Engagement mission of Return to Castle Wolfenstein.

Mission Briefing[]


Part 1: Bramburg Dam

The mission to the "X-Labs" had the effect of driving Deathshead into hiding; at this time his whereabouts are unknown. However, it is now known that he was only a supporting character in Himmler's ultimate goal; to resurrect Heinrich I. It appears that three of Deathshead's Super Soldiers will be "anointed" by Marianna Blavatsky in a ceremony to be held near Chateau Shufstaffel in the village of Paderborn. They will then be brought to the grave of Heinrich I located near Castle Wolfenstein for the "Resurrection". While many in the OSA remain skeptical of this ceremony, recent events have shown that nothing can be ruled out.

Your mission is to infiltrate Chateau Shufstaffel and stop this ceremony at all costs. To reduce the chances of alerting the enemy, you will be air dropped near a dam two kilometers from Paderborn. You must cross the dam to reach Paderborn, and from there gain access to the chateau. A silent approach is your best option. Once in Paderborn you are to assassinate the Paranormal Division officers and discover the exact location of the ceremonies. Should you arrive too late, proceed with all speed to Castle Wolfenstein and ensure the "Resurrection" does not take place.


           Get across the Bramburg Dam

           Locate the road to Paderborn



The mission begins on a hill overlooking the gate from the cut scene. Stealth is recommended but not critical for this mission so limit use of the Snooper, you'll need it in the next mission. Make your way to the base of the guard tower. Killing the truck driver or the guard by the gate will result in an alarm being sounded. Near the tower is a ladder leading to a catwalk on the side of the dam. Follow the catwalk until a Panzerfaust causes it to collapse. Jump across the gap to the ladder than climb down to a second catwalk (climbing up leads to a dead end). Some soldiers may exit the dam from a door ahead of you kill them and go inside.

You will now enter a long corridor with more guards. There are two doors other than the one you came through. One can only be opened from the other side (see Secrets below) the other is locked but can be opened by shooting the canisters on the wall opposite it. Kill the guard in the next room and deactivate the alarm if it had been sounded. Take the elevator up to the next level. If the alarm had been sounded a Black Guard will fire on you from the platform above, if not he will be in the next room.

The next door leads to a bunker midway across the dam. There is a machine-gun facing the gate. There are guards on the road between you and the gate and snipers and alarm boxes in the towers. Use the Snooper or a scoped Mauser to down the snipers than turn your attention to the guards on the road. Follow the road to the left (away from the truck) then enter the building on your right. Kill anyone inside than crawl through the vent in the radio room. If an alarm had been sounded a Panzerfaust will destroy the next grate. If not proceed past it (the grate is indestructible otherwise) and exit from a breakable grate farther ahead.

You will now be in the dam's power plant. If you are using a stealth approach a guard will be facing away from you and you can disregard the lower portion of this room. Otherwise kill the guard and engineer in the lower portion and on the machines then turn your attention to the raised platform. There is a Black Guard and a Panzergrenadier in the adjoining rooms. They will join the fight if you weren't able to kill the guards in the machine room silently.

Proceed down the stairs and watch for the Black Guards in the next room. The last door will take you outside where there are a few more guards. One will be near the crates ahead of you the others will be on the road or in the guard house to your left. Kill them then check the guard house for supplies. The gate will take you to the next mission.


  • If you don't trigger the alarm, you can listen to the local German wartime radio and speeches from Adolf Hitler.


  1. In the lift room (there is a locked supplies room on your right, the alarm to your left.) First, do not call the lift yet, sent it back to the top if you already done that. You should see the floor where the lift will land in the lower area, it can be kicked or knifed to break, get in and the secret is on the other side of the tunnel. There are 7.92mm ammo, 2~3 Panzerfausts, a flak jacket and health packs.