Switzerland’s tunnels and bridges are wired with explosives


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“To protect its prized neutrality in the tumultuous 20th century, Switzerland wired its roads, bridges, and tunnels so they could be destroyed with the push of a button and create an impenetrable mountain fortress. Back then, even the folks living just up the lane might not realize that they had a fortress hiding next door. Today most of the country’s formerly secret military installations — big guns in barns, air strips hiding like the Batmobile, and even hospitals buried deep in the mountains — are decommissioned and many are open to the public as tourist attractions.”

Rick Steven’s Europe

 


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