Go Underground on a Bomb Shelter Tour in Prague

Go Underground on a Bomb Shelter Tour in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic (B)

Due to its long history of getting bombed by European and international aggressors, Prague equipped itself with hundreds of concrete bunkers that are fully functioning with electricity, water, and ventilation. Many of these bomb shelters were built in the 50’s during the Cold War and are designed to accommodate a large percentage of the people in Prague for up to 72 hours. You can visit one of them yourself on a guided tour of Folimanka Bunker.

The Folimanka Bunker was finished in 1962 and was run by the Czechoslovak army as a secret shelter. In 1994 after being inaccessible for years, it was passed to the city of Prague for administration. It’s been open to the public for monthly tours since 2014, as part functional shelter and part exhibition space.

Tours of the Folimanka bomb shelter are held by the city of Prague once a month, opening at 9 am and closing at 3 pm. The tours are completely free and self-guided. At the entrance of the bunker, there are maps that guide you around the massive underground labyrinth of tunnels and rooms. Each are numbered so you can identify the individual rooms and landmarks, which include ventilation rooms, bathrooms, and storage areas. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
How it works: The full article is featured in the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" on Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Download the app to your mobile device to read the article offline and create a self-guided walking tour to visit the sights featured in this article. The app's navigation functions guide you from one sight to the next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

Download The GPSmyCity App

Sights Featured in This Article

Guide Name: Go Underground on a Bomb Shelter Tour in Prague
Guide Location: Czech Republic » Prague
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Ana Montano
Read it on Author's Website: https://www.gnometrotting.com/go-underground-on-a-bomb-shelter-tour-in-prague/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Folimanka Bunker

Useful Travel Guides for Planning Your Trip

Prague Shopping: 16 Distinctively Czech Products to Bring Home

Prague Shopping: 16 Distinctively Czech Products to Bring Home

Previously known mainly for its beer and ice-hockey (both for a very good reason), today's Czech Republic - and, primarily, its capital city Prague - is seen among the top European tourist destinations emerged following the breakup of the Soviet Bloc. A shooting ground for some Hollywood...
Czech Sweets and Pastries

Czech Sweets and Pastries

Once part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Czechs have duly absorbed the dessert-making know-how of their Austrian neighbors to complement their own confectionery heritage deeply rooted in the Eastern European, Slavic tradition. The end result of such cultural blend is the abundance of pastries,...