Underground atomic bunker of the NRW Federal state government
In the 60s Germany was in danger. The Cold War could have switched to a Hot War at any time. The republic and federal governments built atom bomb proof bunkers for this reason. The federal state government of North Rhine Westphalia built one in the Eifel. The underground atom bomb proof bunker was constantly on standby during the Cold War. Three meters-thick steel concrete walls protected 100 rooms. In them was everything necessary to be totally independent of the outside world for 30 days. In an emergency, movements of refugees and food could be organised. The government employees had to work in shifts and sleep in bunkbeds. Their food would have come out of tins, water from supply tanks. No privacy. No free time.
At the beginning of the 90s the Cold War ended. The danger was over, the bunker in Kall-Urft no longer needed. Abandoned in standby condition, it bears witness to the determination to survive every catastrophe.
You can travel back in time into the 70s on a guided tour. You’ll get to know the daily life in a bunker, operate the technology of those days, and find out a lot about disaster protection during the Cold War.