Dokumentationsstatte Regierungsbunker

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Dokumentationsstatte Regierungsbunker

Dokumentationsstatte Regierungsbunker
4.5
Speciality Museums • Points of Interest & Landmarks
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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KlausPeterUnlustig
Niederkruechten, Germany449 contributions
A relict of the cold war
Jun 2020
As I am very fond of bunkers and have already seen the east-german counterpart I was very excited to see this piece of history myself.
The exhibited parts consist of the first 200m of a former train tunnel which was later used as a federal bunker.
The doors are quiete impressive and the security measurements taken are amazing.
We got to see the equipment used to provide a safe environment for about 3000 people starting with food and health care to bedrooms and laboratories to test the water quality. Unfortunately all exhibits are drawn together and set up in places that are not the orginial places. This is the only drawback in this bunker experience eversthings else was quiete interesting. The entrance fee for an adult was 10 Euros and the photo permisson was another 2,50 Euros. Make sure to take warm clothes with you even on a hot summers day!
It was worth a visit even though I had expected more.
Written June 7, 2020
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Johnny19039
Dusseldorf, Germany1,536 contributions
A relic from the cold war era!
Jun 2020
If you rely on Google Maps to guide you to this place of interest, you will be quite misguided into a dead end and won't find the official parking lot. About 200m before you reach your destination you should drive straight ahead and not left as Google suggests. It is better to mark the parking place in the aerial view, then you will find the destination easier.

We visited this sight shortly after the Corona shutdown, so the guided group of visitors was limited and consisted of only 5 persons. This is of course ideal. It should be pointed out that a visit is only useful with an appointment by phone in advance to avoid disappointment.

First of all it should be noted that the staff is very friendly and helpful in every respect. The tour lasts 90 minutes and you can only see about 200m of the huge tunnel system of the government bunker. The rest of the site is not accessible. And this is a little bit disappointing, as many facilities and rooms are mostly presented with the original objects, but not at the place where they originally were. Some rooms, e.g. the technical communication room, have been equipped with similar devices that were used at that time, but they were not the original devices.

Through the comments of the guide, the exhibited pictures and text material and through the relatively small accessible section of the bunker you get a slight impression of the life in a nuclear safe bunker, which guaranteed survival for 30 days.

One should plan to visit also other sights nearby, as especially a long drive only for the bunker is not really worthwhile.
Written June 7, 2020
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Pliancas
Bonn, Germany1 contribution
it’s ok
Jan 2020 • Family
The museum is not available from november until eastern, only tourists groups can visit the museum..
Written January 5, 2020
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Simon C
Munich, Germany144 contributions
Excellent 90 minute guided tour
Aug 2019
I arrived before 10am opening time for the first tour of the day, a one kilometre walk from Ahrweiler Markt railway station. The tour guide was both serious and entertaining and had lots of facts and amusing, sad and startling stories. The tour guide also pointed out how everything worked, how people would enter, leave and move around the bunker. The tour was in German and was all underground, and was partly in a narrow corridors but mostly in larger rooms. Also worth walking around outside for the scenic views over Ahrtal.
Written August 12, 2019
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Swanontour76
1 contribution
Amazing insight in to the Cold War
Jul 2019 • Business
We took around 80 kids to this tour and they loved it. The guides bring to life what it must have been like for the people that work there. Make sure you book in advance, bring a sweater and book an English guide and you will not be disappointed!
Written July 8, 2019
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voxpop85
Yorkshire, UK31 contributions
Fascinating
Jul 2018 • Solo
Such an interesting place to visit. The guide was outstanding: she got the balance just right between historical context and light-hearted anecdotes. It is amazing to learn about the site, the reason for it's existence and the complex story of its construction. History fans won't be disappointed, but even if you are not a history fan, the opportunity to see a secret nuclear bunker shouldn't be missed!

If you are travelling by public transport, take the train to Ahrweiler Markt (not Ahrweiler) and it is about a fifteen minute walk from there. Ahrweiler is a very picturesque town so you could easily spend a half-day or full-day enjoying the town. The tour itself takes just over an hour.
Written July 29, 2018
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Laurie M
102 contributions
if you like this type of history...
Apr 2018 • Business
I am NOT a history person. If you are, this is the place for you. it was well kept. the man tried and did a good job translating into English, but it took a long time to go through the location. the workers kept ushering me space to space not letting anyone linger for 5 seconds. they also make you pay to take photos.... hmmm. different country. just deal. very
Written April 23, 2018
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Gelber155
Gainesville, FL191 contributions
Cold War Era Bunker
Oct 2017 • Business
Most people have already forgotten that there was a Cold War until almost 40 years ago. Visiting this museum is a great way to understand that era. The museum is a small preserved part of the West German government bunker that had been built to ensure government continuity in the event of an all out war. Touring the facility shows the level of preparation, planning, and implementation that had to be undertaken to achieve this objective. It is a very interesting museum, and the guides were very good. Take the German language tour, if you speak German, since they provide more background information.
Written October 25, 2017
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ton39
The Netherlands322 contributions
Very impresive site
Jul 2017 • Friends
We got a very interesting guidance. THe guide was telling all kinds of stories. Bring a coat with you. Temperature inside is 12 - 14 degree.
Written July 26, 2017
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veloqueen
Paris, France29 contributions
Fascinating look into the recent past
Sep 2016 • Business
Great guides, fascinating recent history. It's hard to believe we were all so crazy once (all NATO countries had these) to think we could survive a nuclear holocaust in a meaningful way!
Written December 7, 2016
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