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.
Cape May, New Jersey
You can find the remains of a hollowed out World War II bunker right here on the beach. It’s true, we were slightly worried that the Nazis might reach America’s shores.
Left over from the battles surrounding D-Day, some of these bunkers are still surrounded by pocked Earth.
Switzerland’s defense system is borderline legendary. Throughout both World Wars this small alpine country remained an island of neutrality. Part of its strategy was to build what it called the “National Redoubt.” Basically, it was a huge network of bunkers built into the Alps. They’re still there today.
Vogelsang Missile Base, Germany
This was one of the Soviet Union’s main storage facilities for its westward-pointing nuclear arsenal. The base was so well hidden in the east German forest that parts of it are still being found today.
The entire country is scattered with former military bunkers that are left over from the dictatorial regime of Enver Hoxha. They were the result of Hoxha’s extreme paranoia.
Note: his paranoia was partially justified because he was enemies with everybody (both sides during the Cold War).
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