Saturday, August 02, 2008

Giant East German Bunker Opens to Public

East German leader Erich Honecker's three-story underground complex will open for just three months:

Groups will be given short tours through the ill-lit complex - where they will see offices and control rooms once intended for the elites, now covered in green slime and reeking of mould.

They will be led along submarine-like tunnels divided by heavy metal doors, leading on to 170 rooms.

The three storeys reach a depth of 70m (230ft) below ground.

The bunker was fitted with a fountain, air conditioning and "springed" rooms able to cushion residents from detonations.


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2 comments:

Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis said...

Groups will be given short tours through the ill-lit complex - where they will see offices and control rooms once intended for the elites, now covered in green slime and reeking of mould.

And that differs from when Honecker and the SED hung out there how?

Oh, yes, the tours. That's the difference.

LT said...

Yes, except for the part about hanging out there then: the article says Honecker went there only once, and didn't like it. Go figure.