Old but repurposed

Another hochbunker – I’ve started collecting them. Here is the page on my website, work in progress. Not that I’m a fan of Nazi architecture, but these structures are part of Munich’s history and it’s interesting to see how cities grow and evolve.

This is the bunker I thought I had photographed in my last post – I just got the addresses confused. Sometimes my map skills desert me. In the description of the mistaken bunker I had written that I couldn’t see the exhaust chimney from where I stood. No wonder. This is the bunker with the exhaust vent from the Petueltunnel which runs beneath it.

This is the text from Wikipedia:

LS special structure No. 1. Five-storey round tower with Flak terrace; Sheathing in visible brick masonry. Accessible on the ground floor and via a staircase to the 1st floor. Built according to plans by Karl Meitinger von Gebrüder Rank. Location at the former airfield Oberwiewiesenfeld. The overground bunker is used by the construction department for the maintenance of the 35 m high exhaust chimney of the Petueltunnel, which has been in operation since 2001.

I'm a US born ex-pat, having lived most of my adult life in Munich, Germany. Cycling and photography are my favorite things.

2 response to "Old but repurposed"

  1. By: Scooter Posted: July 21, 2018

    That’s an amazing structure, that puts the puny Albanian bunkers to shame. Reminds me of a Genoese tower in a way – I wonder if it will still be here 500 years from now?

  2. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: July 22, 2018

    I reckon in 1000 years only the pyramids and hochbunkers will be standing. I always thought bunkers were undergound.

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