The Fuehrerbunker in 1995

Well, what did you expect? In the summer of 1946, the Russians leveled the chancellery and blew up the bunker with high expolosives. The remains of the bunker lie under the weed-grown mound shown in this photograph. The chancellery gardens are now a flat field of gravel. The whole area is enclosed with a chain-link fence.

(Editor's note 9/22/96: Some readers have remarked that the Russians did not obliterate the Bunker in 1946. This is true, although they did blow up the various surface structures [e.g. the tower, exhaust and ventilation stacks] and entry and exit ways, etc. The underground portions still survive.)



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