The New Lives of Decommissioned Swiss Army Bunkers

Reuters photographer Arnd Wiegmann has been visiting and documenting some of the thousands of military bunkers and fortresses installed across Switzerland, most dating back to Word War II. Most of the bunkers have now been decommissioned and sold, as the threat of immediate invasion has disappeared. Many of the former fortresses now house museums, while others have become commercial ventures, becoming cheese aging warehouses, mushroom farms, hotels, and modern data centers.

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