You will experience Sonnenberg, one of the world’s largest civilian bunkers! Had it ever been needed, two highway tunnels would have been sealed off by four blast doors and transformed into a bunker with room enough for 20,000 beds and hundreds of toilet cabins and sinks. In fact, one third of the population of Lucerne would have found shelter inside Mount Sonnenberg.
To complement the bunker, a seven-storey underground building surrounding the motorway tunnels was built, serving as the logistical and technical command facility for the shelter. This consisted of a command centre, a radio studio, an emergency hospital, detention cells and much more.
The guided tour in English provides a fascinating insight into the Cold War, the Fear of the nuclear bomb and the use of the bunker today.
Daily, 8.00 – 22.00
English-Tour: max. 3 x 24 persons
Segway-Tours: max. 3 x 6 persons
1 - 2 hours