The Story of Berlin

Atombunker am Ku'damm

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Location: Kurfürstendamm 207-208, 10719 Berlin.
(52.502176, 13.324886)
Open: Closed for renovation.
Fee: Closed for renovation.
Classification: SubterraneaSecret Bunker
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours: Museum: self guided.
Bunker: frequent tours.
Photography: allowed
Address: The Story of Berlin, Kurfürstendamm 207-208, 10719 Berlin, Tel: +49-30-88720100, Fax: +49-30-88720230. E-mail: contact
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1971 Bunker built.
NOV-2022 scheduled reopening.


The Story of Berlin is an interactive exhibition which shows the history of the city in 21 theme rooms on 6,000 m². With up-to-date animation technology the 800 years of Berlin history are explained. The museum is dedicated to the daily life of the Berliners during the centuries. The permanent exhibition on the city's history was opened in 1999.

Part of the exhibition is an original atomic bomb shelter underneath the Kurfürstendamm, more precisely under the Ku'damm Karree. The bunker was built during the Cold War and is able to house some 3,600 civilians in the case of an emergency and provides them with food, air and water for 14 days. It remains functional despite the end of the cold war, as it is intended for civil defense, to protect and provide security during natural disasters and other crises. Its existence remained largely unknown to the Berlin population despite its central location.