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Szczecin's Underground

Szczecin's Underground
Contact details:

Centrum Turystyki MAGNOLIA
2 Kolumba street
70-035 Szczecin

phone no.+48 605 433 433
www.schron.szczecin.pl

Using exisiting 19th Century catacombs, German Stettin created this underground shelter in 1941 as a civilian refuge from allied bombing raids.
The shelter comprises five levels, with a total depth of 17 metres. Its iron and concrete walls are three metres thick. The longest corridor is about 100 meters and the total area of the shelter is 2,500 square metres.

After the war, the shelter was adapted for use in case of fallout from a nuclear attack, with local Civil Defense training taking place there regularly until the early 1990s.
With a number bricked-up passages that lead to uncharted destination, the shelter remains a mysterious place. Today, tours are available (see below for details) and plans call for further transforming this historic site for wider civic and cultural use. We warmly invite everyone to visit Underground Szczecin!

In shelter two thematic routes are available:

- Route "World War II" - the anti-aircraft shelter (LSR - Luftschutz Räume) is presented via a reconstruction of life during bombing raids, a discussion of construction techniques and displays of photographs and artefacts from the War years.
Fragment: II World War (mp3)
Time: approx. 1 hour.

- Route "Cold War"
- The shelter's history as an anti-nuclear defense is presented via a discusssion of the adaptation of the anti-aircraft elements of the facility for use in the event of a nuclear attack. Featured are presentations of Polish Civil Defense equipment, activities that took place at the site and displays of propaganda from the period.
Time: approx. 1 hour.

Tours for individuals take place at noon each day and special group tours for eight or more can be arranged outside these hours.

Visiting without reservation (regardless of number of people):
12:00 everyday Mo-Su, route "II World War"
13:30 only Saturdays, route "Cold War"

Tickets (including entrance and guide): normal 25 PLN / person, discount 20 PLN / person
We reserve the right to make changes in the prices and tour schedules.

 

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