Secret bunkers of the Second World War in the Alps

Secret bunkers of the Second World War in the Alps

During the Second World War, Switzerland created a huge network of bunkers and bomb shelters: there were about eight thousand of them. It was a secret fortress in case of Hitler’s offensive. During the years of the Cold War, this underground world only flourished: the government actively invested in the maintenance of existing bunkers and the construction of new ones.

Only by the end of the 20th century this process stopped as unnecessary, and many military facilities were opened to the public. I present to your attention the photographs of the photographer Reto Sterchi (Reto Sterchi), who studied in detail the Swiss dungeons

Child Reto often played near the river at the foot of the Alps, where one of the bunkers could be seen from the water. “It was like a boulder, but a machine gun was sticking out of it,” the photographer says. “I thought: what the hell is that, what could be inside? But we were forbidden to approach him. ”

For the first time to find out what kind of “boulder with a machine gun” he managed only in 20 years, when he served in the army. During the exercises, the sergeant ordered the soldiers to go down to the bunker: “We walked three hundred paces down and suddenly found ourselves inside the mountain.”

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Secret bunkers of the Second World War in the Alps

EN.- Urban exploration is usually about exploring areas away from urban centers, industrial zones, or abandoned areas. But also for ancient ruins and areas impossible to access, everything depends on each explorer.

ES.- La exploración urbana normalmente se trata de la exploración de zonas alejadas de los núcleos urbanos, zonas industriales, o abandonadas. Pero también por ruinas antiguas y zonas imposibles de acceder, todo depende de cada explorador. es la exploración urbana llevada a tu pantalla ! Disfruta de todos los videos de Urbex que existen en una misma página web y todo categorizado por zonas !

Saludos exploradores ! 😉

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