Secret bunkers and bomb shelters in Switzerland

• Secret bunkers and bomb shelters Switzerland

During World War II, Switzerland has a network of nearly 8000 secret bunkers and bomb shelters. Next, during the "Cold War," the Swiss increased their military expenditures for the maintenance of the remaining secret bunkers and construction of 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 content, number of secret bunkers and bomb shelters rapidly decreasing. Some of them were simply closed, other sold and converted into a hotel, museum and even a cheese factory.

Secret bunkers and bomb shelters in Switzerland

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 necessary, of the massive concrete slabs.

It is a city Faulensee, Switzerland, 19 October 2015. In the foreground - the former artillery fortress of the Swiss army. You never find them. (Photo: Arnd Wiegmann | Reuters):

Secret bunkers and bomb shelters in Switzerland

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

Secret bunkers and bomb shelters in Switzerland

St. Gotthard - the most important mountain pass of the Swiss Alps. This in turn in another secret bunker. (Photo: Arnd Wiegmann | Reuters):

Secret bunkers and bomb shelters in Switzerland

The tunnel in the artillery fort in Faulensee. (Photo: Arnd Wiegmann | Reuters):

Secret bunkers and bomb shelters in Switzerland

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

Secret bunkers and bomb shelters in Switzerland

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

Secret bunkers and bomb shelters in Switzerland

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

Secret bunkers and bomb shelters in Switzerland

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

Secret bunkers and bomb shelters in Switzerland

The former Swiss artillery fortress in the rock at the pass of St. Gotthard. Even the muzzle of the gun is still sticking out. (Photo: Arnd Wiegmann | Reuters):

Secret bunkers and bomb shelters in Switzerland

The poster reads: "Military objective. Login and photography is prohibited. " Fortress Sasso da Pigna on pass Gotthard. (Photo: Arnd Wiegmann | Reuters):

Secret bunkers and bomb shelters in Switzerland

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

Secret bunkers and bomb shelters in Switzerland

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

Secret bunkers and bomb shelters in Switzerland

And so here it looks from the back side. (Photo: Arnd Wiegmann | Reuters):

Secret bunkers and bomb shelters in Switzerland

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

Secret bunkers and bomb shelters in Switzerland

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

Secret bunkers and bomb shelters in Switzerland

A former artillery fort of the Swiss army in Faulensee, Switzerland, 19 October 2015. He was used for military purposes from 1943 to 1993. Now it is a museum. (Photo: Arnd Wiegmann | Reuters):

Secret bunkers and bomb shelters in Switzerland

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

Secret bunkers and bomb shelters in Switzerland

This former bunker of the Swiss Army near the city of Erstfeld is now used for cultivation of mushrooms, 29 August 2015. (Photo: Arnd Wiegmann | Reuters):

Secret bunkers and bomb shelters in Switzerland

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

Secret bunkers and bomb shelters in Switzerland

The hotel is a former Swiss army bunker on pass Gotthard, Switzerland. (Photo: Arnd Wiegmann | Reuters):

Secret bunkers and bomb shelters in Switzerland

Camouflaged gun in the Swiss Alps. They operated and maintained these objects in the 1943-1993 biennium. (Photo: Arnd Wiegmann | Reuters):

Secret bunkers and bomb shelters in Switzerland

In the wire disappears once an artillery bunker was built in Switzerland in 1937-1939. I operated and maintained it up to 1988-1989 years. Now it is a museum. (Photo: Arnd Wiegmann | Reuters):

Secret bunkers and bomb shelters in Switzerland

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

Secret bunkers and bomb shelters in Switzerland