This is an amazing sophisticated bunker built into the mountain with long tunnels, heavy doors and machinery maintained in preparations for a possible 3rd world war (alhamdulilah - thanks god did not happen). It was meant to be a refuge for the West Germany It shows the level of sophistication and seriousness of nuclear threats. I personally enjoyed the whole history reflections part.
Now why do I give it only 3 star. First it was so busy - really crowded on a Saturday. The tour was in German although the guide was kind enough to do some quick translations when she noticed we did not speak German. I guess if we were a big group, we could possibly ask for an English tour.
The other annoying thing is that you have to follow the guide and listen to extended explanation even if you are not interested. You have to go room by room. The good thing is that they still give people jobs although small devices or customized ipods would definitely do the guide job. Then you don't have to wait for the guide and can go at your own pace. It was quite long too (because we had to wait for the guide to finish their presentation).
The children were bored and did not enjoy it much - some parts were ok though. We were many in the tour so the kids could not see at times. It was a warm day - it was relatively cold inside. I guess it must be very cold in winter.
Recommended for those who are in the area anyway and are interested in history. Definitely not a family trip.
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