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Air Raid Shelter Goffartstraße

This air raid shelter (in German: Hochbunker) is situated at the Goffartstraße, close to the centre of Aachen. During bombardements people could find shelter here. With a length of 76 meters it was the largest bunker of Aachen.
During a bombardment the bunker was hit by a 1000kg-bomb. The roof was not punctured by the explosion and inside the bunker nobody was injured.

Nowadays the bunker is used for concerts.

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  • Text: Fedor de Vries
  • Photos: Fedor de Vries (1,2,3,4) & The Sphere Magazine (5; edition october 29, 1944)
  • Maurice Laarman