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Brno, Czechia

Nuclear Shelter 10-Z

A former top secret nuclear fallout shelter now operates like a hotel stuck in the Cold War. 

This bomb shelter was originally built by the Germans around World War II. When the war was over and Czechia (at the time Czechoslovakia) came under Soviet influence, the bunker was taken over by the People’s Army and planned to be a top secret hideout in the case of nuclear war.

The underground structure was intended primarily for local government elites under the communist regime, capable of housing a maximum of 500 people for around three days and nights. Today it is open to the public as a retro hotel, and not much has been changed from the original look.

Rooms still have the original bunk beds and half-century-old phones to contact the reception area. It is a unique opportunity to get a real in-person experience of a life in shelter. And in case of nuclear war, entry and accommodation are provided for free. Let’s hope that there will never be a need to serve this original purpose.