The bunker in Canton Aargau would have played a role in that plan had Germany invaded. It’s a construction designed to repel attackers while sustaining the soldiers inside for the long haul – and it’s certainly an impressive sight.
While many similar fortifications have been destroyed or renovated, the bunker in Canton Aargau is almost in its original state. Passing through the huge metal doors, designed to withstand flamethrower attacks, must be like stepping back in time. And what is contained within the bunker’s stone tunnels confirms that.
Around 90 feet of hallways connect the different parts of the bunker. There are living quarters, gun emplacements and armories. But the bunker is more than just a shell of what it used to be. Inside you’ll find a treasure trove of World War II-era weaponry, uniforms and other equipment from the conflict.