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“Interesting for cold war history - not for children” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Dokumentationsstaette Regierungsbunker

Dokumentationsstaette Regierungsbunker
Am Silberberg 0, 53474 Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49(0)2641 917165
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“Interesting for cold war history - not for children”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

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.

Visited September 2013
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“Kind of creepy- interesting- very long”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

This place was interesting. I would never ever recommend it for children! The tour is long and the information is good but for a child it would not be ideal. The tours are in German so keep that in mind if your visiting.

It is cold in there so bring jackets. The tour is pretty sterile and there is a lot of info about the bunker and the way life and politics were at that time.

It was interesting- but not really entertaining.

Visited August 2013
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“The place was really cold”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Bunkers are cold inside. Thank God we for not giving us WW 3. It gives you an insight to what live must have been during the cold war and how insecure we were. The tour guides are good and they explain very well.

Visited June 2013
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