Guided tour:

Nuklear Bunker in main trailway station

Civil defense since World War II

After the end of the Second World War and the dropping of two atomic bombs on Japan, the nuclear arms race was to become a defining feature of the Cold War. How was the population to be protected from this threat? The building of nuclear bunkers was one of the solutions. The nuclear bunker under the main train station of Nuremberg is one such facility. It was intended to protect some of the city’s inhabitants, as well as primarily travellers, from an acute threat. The bunker was also designed to shield against biological and chemical attacks.
Eine dieser Anlagen ist der Atombunker im Hauptbahnhof. Hier sollten, neben Teilen der Nürnberger Bevölkerung, vor allem auch die Reisenden Schutz vor einer akuten Bedrohung finden. Neben atomaren sollte der Bunker auch vor biologischen und chemischen Angriffen schützen.

During the tour of the nuclear bunker under the main train station, you will see the facilities and technical installations that in an emergency were to ensure the survival of some 2,300 people.

Special emphasis is placed on the development of civilian protection since the end of the Second World War. The nature of the new threat, especially the risk of nuclear warfare, led to a rethinking of how to protect the civilian population. Numerous exhibits illustrate the means that were envisaged to confront the dangers.

How can we imagine the destructive force of nuclear weapons? How powerful were the first atomic bombs compared to modern nuclear warheads. A computer simulation gives you an idea of the ominous development of the nuclear weapons arsenal.

Experience what life would have been like in the bunker. Lie down on a pallet or take a seat as you imagine how you would have felt here cooped up with several hundred people.

Join us in discovering one of the most modern bunkers of its time and experience the past in a historical location.

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Ticket machine at the entrance to the Historic Art Bunker

Obere Schmiedgasse 52
90403 Nuremberg
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Museum shop at Albrecht Dürer House

Albrecht-Dürer-Straße 30
90403 Nuremberg
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Tourist info office on the main square

Am Hauptmarkt 18
90403 Nuremberg
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Logo der Stadtkulisse Nürnbergs

Förderverein Nürnberger Felsengänge e.V.

Albrecht-Dürer-Strasse 21
D-90403 Nuremberg