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Secret Bunkers and Bomb Shelters in Switzerland

During World War II, Switzerland has a network of nearly 8000 secret bunkers and bomb shelters. Next, during the “Cold War,” the Swiss have increased military spending on the maintenance of the remaining secret bunkers and build new ones. Moreover, many homes were required to have bomb shelters in case of nuclear accident.

In recent years, due to the reduction of the threat of nuclear war and the high cost of maintenance, the number of secret bunkers and bomb shelters rapidly declined. Some of them were simply closed, while others sold and converted into hotels, museums and even a cheese factory.

Average statistical Swiss bomb shelter – a bunker area of ​​2.5 × 3.5 m, which is often located in the basement of an ordinary house. Floor, ceiling and walls of the silo are made, as expected, from the massive concrete slabs.

Secret Bunkers and Bomb Shelters in Switzerland:

1. camouflaged machine-gun bunker near the village of Realp in Switzerland. (Photo by Arnd Wiegmann | Reuters):

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2. St. Gotthard – the most important mountain pass of the Swiss Alps. This move into another secret bunker. (Photo by Arnd Wiegmann | Reuters):

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3. Tunnel in the artillery fort in Faulensee. (Photo by Arnd Wiegmann | Reuters):

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5. The gun in the same artillery fort in Faulensee, Switzerland. (Photo by Arnd Wiegmann | Reuters):

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6. Look into the barrel of the gun. (Photo by Arnd Wiegmann | Reuters):

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7. The barrel of the gun in an artillery fort in Faulensee, Switzerland. (Photo by Arnd Wiegmann | Reuters):

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8. attinghausen municipality in the Swiss canton of Uri. There is a secret bunker and command post. (Photo by Arnd Wiegmann | Reuters):

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9. Former Swiss artillery fortress in a rock on the St. Gotthard Pass. Even the muzzle of the gun is still sticking out. (Photo by Arnd Wiegmann | Reuters):

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10. The poster reads: “Military objective. Login and photographing are forbidden. ” Fortress Sasso da Pigna at St. Gotthard Pass. (Photo by Arnd Wiegmann | Reuters):

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11. Operating room inside one artillery fortress. (Photo by Arnd Wiegmann | Reuters):

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12. camouflaged artillery fort in the rock on January 6, 2016. The gun was still in place. (Photo by Arnd Wiegmann | Reuters):

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13. And here it looks like from the back. (Photo by Arnd Wiegmann | Reuters):

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14. Not far from this place is another camouflaged artillery object. (Photo by Arnd Wiegmann | Reuters):

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15. The command post in the artillery fort near the city of Faulensee. (Photo by Arnd Wiegmann | Reuters):

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16. Former Swiss Army artillery fort in the city of Faulensee, Switzerland, 19 October 2015. We used it for military purposes from 1943 to 1993. Now it is a museum. (Photo by Arnd Wiegmann | Reuters):

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17. disguised as a medieval house in Duggingen, Switzerland, August 19, 2015. (Photo by Arnd Wiegmann | Reuters):

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18. This former Swiss army bunker near Erstfeld is now used for growing mushrooms August 29, 2015. (Photo by Arnd Wiegmann | Reuters):

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19. In this former bunker in Giswil, Switzerland settled cheese factory, 27 October 2015. (Photo by Arnd Wiegmann | Reuters):

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20. The hotel is in a former Swiss army bunker at St. Gotthard pass, Switzerland. (Photo by Arnd Wiegmann | Reuters):

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21. Camouflaged gun in the Swiss Alps. To operate and maintain these facilities in the 1943-1993 biennium. (Photo by Arnd Wiegmann | Reuters):

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22. During the wire disappears once an artillery bunker was built in Switzerland in 1937-1939. I operate and maintain it until 1988-1989,. Now it is a museum. (Photo by Arnd Wiegmann | Reuters):

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23. It seems that this house, but in fact it is a former military secret bunker in the town of Duggingen, Switzerland, August 19, 2015. (Photo by Arnd Wiegmann | Reuters):

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