These Pictures From Inside An Abandoned Swiss WW2 Bunker Are Amazing

Switzerland hasn’t been engaged in a military conflict for over 150 years, but hidden beneath the country’s surface is a vast network of military bunkers and fallout shelters that exist to protect the Swiss people from potential onset of war and nuclear devastation. Although the exact number of military bunkers is not known, a common estimate is that there are around 20,000 bunkers dotted around Switzerland to thwart any oncoming army. Add that to the near 310,000 private and public fallout shelters and you have a country that can potentially protect all of its 8 million citizens from nuclear war, making Switzerland the most prepared nation in world for this destructive scenario.

Here is a look at one larger scale bunker, not far from the German border.

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What the bunker looks like from the outside
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Means Close the lid or the Naziès will get in
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An armory room
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An MG-51
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Former personnel of the Festungswachtkorps explaining how the 90mm was used
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Shows that even when blinded the bunker can keep aiming
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Communications Station
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Stairway inside
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Another Armory and living quarters
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Closeup of the guns in the armory
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A hallway inside leading up the bunker
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Another stairway
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Signs says photography was forbidden before the opening of the bunker to tourists
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The entrance
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The exit + entrance
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Helmets
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Machine gun nest