Switzerland’s tunnels and bridges are wired with explosives


“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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