Kryt 10 - Z

Atomový kryt 10-Z


Useful Information

Location: Husova ulice (naproti č. 12), Brno.
Ticket sale: Panenská 1, Brno.
(49.193985, 16.604402)
Open: All year Tue-Sun 11:30-18:45, last entry 18:15.
All year Tue-Sun 19.
[2020]
Fee: Adults CZK 150, Children (6-15) CZK 60, Children (0-5) free, Students (-26) CZK 100, Seniors CZK 100, Disabled CZK 100.
Night tours: Adults CZK 250, Children (6-15) CZK 100, Children (0-5) free, Students (-26) CZK 200, Seniors CZK 200, Disabled CZK 200.
[2020]
Classification: SubterraneaWorld War II Bunkers SubterraneaSecret Bunker
Light: electric
Dimension: T=14°C
Guided tours: self guided.
Guided tours after appointment for small groups (3-9), D=60min
Photography: allowed
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Address: Kryt 10 - Z, Husova ulice (naproti č. 12), Brno, Tel: +420-542-210-863. E-mail:
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History

1944 air raid shelter constructed.
1946-1948 Home to wine store Löwy and Šmíd.
1948 confiscated by the communist regime.
1959 nuclear fallout shelter completed.
1993 bunker abandoned by the Czech army.
2016 opened to the public.

Description

Atomový kryt 10-Z (10-Z Nuclear Fallout Shelter) is a formerly classified nuclear fallout shelter dating back to the communist era. It was built during the Cold War to city's and region's representatives. The first bunker at this location was built already during World War II as a German air raid shelter. The Luftschutzbunker protected the population of Brno during the American and Soviet bombardment of Brno. After the war, between 1946 and 1948, it was used by the successful wholesale wine store Löwy and Šmíd,

In February 1948 the communist party took over government of Czechoslovakia, and only two days later the former bunker was confiscated and the wine store closed. They started to construct a secret nuclear fallout shelter inside. Unknown even by the citizens above, a bunker which could house up to 500 important municipal and regional officials for three days was constructed. This is a little disturbing, as Czechoslovakia was under no actual threat of a nuclear attack. So it is unclear what the actual reasons for its construction were. Was it just a security measure, was it a general militarisation by the Warsaw Pact, or was it a preparation for a planned war. Probably it was a final retreat for a government which actually suppressed any freedom of its own citizens.

The main exhibits are a diesel unit with generator for electricity, the filter room, and the telephone switch room. There is also a weird exhibition of cell doors from the Cejl prison in Brno. The doors are from the death cells with messages from those sentenced to death.

The has bunker many narrow parts, so visitors get a map with explanation for self guided tours. They are available in Česky - Czech English and various other languages. Guided tours are offered only for small groups of three to nine people, and only after appointment. For the self guided tour there are QR codes which link to videos, which can be downloaded with the free wifi inside the bunker.