Technical monuments

Liberec air-raid shelter

Guided tour and an exhibition of the Liberec air-raid shelter dedicated to the history and the present of civil defence.
Address:LucemburskáLiberec, 460 01GPS:50°46'10.3''N; 15°03'18.4''E[Map]
Phone:+420 485 101

A tunnel that became an air raid shelter

Work on building the shelter began at the end of the nineteen thirties, with the excavation of the first part of the planned road tunnel to connect Luxemburgská ulice with Frýdlantská. Work on the tunnel stopped at the beginning of the Second World War, and was not resumed until five years later, when the incomplete road tunnel was used as the basis for a large-capacity air raid shelter. Around 1,000 labourers were assigned to work on the tunnel, including roughly three hundred prisoners of war (probably French), in shifts starting at 8.00 in the morning and ending at 10.00 o’clock in the evening. Some 1,000 metres of passages were excavated at three connected work sites. However, the shelter was not completed by the end of the war and the construction work was abandoned again. 

Changes to the shelter during the Cold War

Work on the shelter did not begin again until the early fifties, during the Cold War, which saw the world’s superpowers arming themselves to the teeth, bringing the threat of a nuclear war. The semi-finished air raid shelter was converted into a fallout shelter in two stages, from 1952 to 1956 and 1959 to 1962. The last major construction works were carried out in 1976, to install the electrics and water supply. Guided tours now give you the chance to see this shelter in its final form.

Liberec underground

Venture down into our underground, which is also Liberec’s largest civil defence bunker. It consists of around a kilometre of passageways, built to provide shelter for some 1,500 people and protect them from the effects of weapons of mass destruction, including biological, chemical and nuclear weapons. During the tour, you’ll get to see most of the underground areas, take a look at the equipment installed to keep the people in the shelter alive, and can even see demonstrations of how it was all used.

Guided tours

  • Tours take place every 1st Saturday of the month (it can be changed).
  • Length of tour:70-90 minutes
  • Tours start at:8:30, 10:00 and 11:30.

It is necessary to order in advance

  • on-lineeVstupenka
  • by phone 485 101 709
  • personally in the City Information Centre Liberec

Tickets are sold in City Information Centre Liberec.

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Prohlídky se konají každou I. SOBOTU V MĚSÍCI, v časech: 8:30 / 10:00 a 11:30 hodin
Full entrance fee:100,00 CZK
Children's tickets:30,00 CZK for children up to 15 years
Student admission:30,00 CZK
Senior admission:30,00 CZK for persons over 65 years