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Dobbiaco Bunker Museum

A very special experience awaits you in a bunker near Dobbiaco in the Upper Val Pusteria, which dates back to the Cold War.

Already at the time of WWII, the construction of a fortress was begun between Dobbiaco and San Candido, which lasted until the Nineties and was used by the NATO at the time of the Cold War. It was part of the Alpine Wall, an Italian system of fortifications to secure the 1,851 km long northern frontier. Today, this 200 sqm complex is a unique place that can be visited, the Dobbiaco Bunker Museum - "Bunker Museum Toblach" in German, "Bunker Museum Dobbiaco" in Italian.

Besides information on the building of the bunker and its protective function there are also pictures of the former occupation as well as military exhibits and the cellar vaults themselves to be seen. Radio systems and field telephones, food rations and weapons provide insight into another reality - here, under the earth of the Upper Val Pusteria, surrounded by 3,600 cbm of concrete and steel. The Bunker Museum is managed by the Pro Historia Association of the Upper Val Pusteria.

By the way: Due to its immediate proximity to the border, the Upper Val Pusteria has a total of about 50 bunkers belonging to the Italian army. Two other accessible bunkers can be found in the area of Merano: the Passo Palade Bunker with its Gampen Gallery on the Palade Pass above Lana and the Bunker Mooseum with its ibex enclosure in Moso in the Val Passiria valley. And how to reach the Dobbiaco Bunker Museum? It is located between the villages of Dobbiaco and San Candido, where on the left (coming from Dobbiaco) a small road branches off to the bunker.

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The Bunker Museum stays closed in winter, the summer season 2023 will start at the end of June.

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