Although the world is relatively peaceful these days, it’s easy to see how violent the last few centuries have been. Even in North America you can find government bunkers and abandoned missile silos that were constructed during World War II. In Europe, the number of underground bunkers is hard to imagine. From Switzerland to Paris, the entire continent is filled with the remains of war. These are 25 Unbelievable Abandoned Missile Silos And Nuclear Bunkers.
Balaklava Submarine Base, Crimea
This Black Sea base was one of the Soviet Union’s most top-secret bases during the Cold War. It consists of numerous tunnels dug into the surrounding mountains.
Barnton Quarry, Edinburgh, Scotland
This was the site of an underground bunker that coordinated the UK’s air defense in response to Soviet airspace intrusions during the 50’s.
Maunsell Sea Forts, North Sea
One of the most famous fortifications in the world, these sea fortifications off the coast of England were meant to protect the island from Nazi submarines.
Hitler’s Bunker...in Hollywood
We’re not even joking. In the 30’s, a US based Nazi group called the Silver Shirts built a bunker for Hitler thinking that one day he would come to the US. After World War II broke out, however, the Silver Shirts were all arrested and the bunker sits abandoned today.
Željava Air Base, Croatia
Back in the day this was one of the largest fortifications in Europe. Thanks to the wars in Yugoslavia, however, today it is a bunch of abandoned bunkers surrounded by land mines.