Ranging from immediately, February 13, Denmark will open for the primary time its nuclear bunker situated within the Rold forest as a museum for worldwide vacationers.
This underground shelter dates again to the Chilly Conflict interval and was constructed roughly between 1963 and 1968 on the insistence of NATO, SchengenVisaInfo.com studies.
In keeping with the MajorEU, the bunker referred to as “Regan West” was constructed to deal with the Danish authorities within the occasion of an armed nuclear battle.
As museum director Lars Christian Norbach explains, the bunker, which was situated virtually 400 kilometers from Copenhagen and 60 meters underground beneath a chalk hill, was imagined to be the “final bastion” of democracy in Denmark.
At the moment, within the occasion of a nuclear catastrophe, the survival of the Danish authorities was important for the nation’s sovereignty, which meant that so long as there was a authorities hidden in a bunker, a Danish state would nonetheless exist.
Nonetheless, the shelter was by no means used, and thus in 2003, it was taken out of service, whereas its location was declassified in 2012.
A decade later, kind the federal government of Denmark determined to open this bunker to the general public in order that they may expertise an actual time capsule from the Chilly Conflict.
Furthermore, all guests can have the chance to stroll via the lengthy and arched corridors to see the main bedroom meant for the monarch, the cafe, the federal government convention room, and the Nineteen Sixties-style decor in a lounge with poor lighting.
The construction of the bunker has been saved in its authentic state.
Whereas visiting the museum, guests will stroll two kilometers, or 1.2 miles, on the 90-minute tour and nonetheless solely see about 40 per cent of it.
On this regard, museum curator and historian Bodil Frandsen identified that, the museum ought to undoubtedly be proven to younger folks, particularly since it’s thought of an important place revealing the issues that folks actually had throughout the Chilly Conflict.
“The H-bomb completely altered the state of affairs about how you possibly can react to a nuclear assault. The bunkers you already had may under no circumstances stand up to the blast from that. So that you needed to do one thing new,” Frandsen additionally famous.
Moreover, taking into the account the present nuclear nervousness resulting from Russia’s belligerent angle in the direction of Ukraine, the opening time of the museum appears to be very significant.