Bunker Eichenthal

Bunker 302

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Location: Eichenthaler Weg 7, 18334 Lindholz.
On the A 20 between Rostock and Greifswald. Exit 21 Trübsee, L19 to Langsdorf, turn left, turn left after the bridge over the motorway.
(54.062736, 12.724632)
Open: Good Friday to OCT Mon-Thu, Sat, Sun 10:30-18, last admission 17.
Classification: SubterraneaSecret Bunker
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: T=12 °C.
Guided tours: D=45-60 min. Deutsch - German English
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Bibliography: Götz Thomas Wenzel (2012): Atomic Bunker Eichenthal, Ch. Links Verlag, 4. Auflage, pp 112, EUR 18, ISBN-10: 3861536773, ISBN-13: 978-3861536772.
Address: Bunker Eichenthal, 302 Bunkerbetriebsgesellschaft mbH, Museum der dramatischen Art, Eichenthaler Weg 7, 18334 Lindholz, Tel: +49-38320-649866, Fax: +49-38320-649867.
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1986 Bunker completed.
02-OCT-1990 decommissioned.
14-SEP-2006 Building permit granted.
03-APR-2007 recognised as a historical monument.
2013 Exhibition Over the Baltic Sea to Freedom opens.
2015 Bunker is heated with solar collectors.


The Bunker Eichenthal (Eichenthal bunker) was originally called Troposphären-Funkstation 302 (Tropospheric Radio Station 302) and was one station in an entire network distributed across the Warsaw Pact. The Troposphären-Nachrichtensystem Bars (tropospheric intelligence system Bars) was built in the 1980s, analogous to the NATO system ACE High. There were a total of 26 such bunkers, three of them on the territory of the GDR. They were intended to maintain communication between countries even after the use of nuclear weapons in a nuclear war. Thus, this bunker was a military installation and, moreover, still quite new at the end of the Cold War. Nevertheless, it was decommissioned after only four years. It first became the property of the Bundeswehr, which dismantled the facility and removed operating materials such as diesel and acids. When the plant was shut down, the pumps that pumped out the groundwater were also deactivated. Afterwards, the plant became the property of the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania State Forestry. In 2005, the state sold the facility, which was now full of groundwater, to a private person.

The bunker was built from 1983 to 1986 and handed over in 1986. Afterwards, the radio system was installed and completed in 1988. It was not until May 1990 that all three troposphere radio centres in the former GDR were in continuous operation for the first time. Already in October of the same year, they were handed over to the Bundeswehr and deactivated again. So the system was actually only in operation for five months.

Götz Thomas Wenzel bought the bunker in 2005 and founded the 302 Bunkerbetriebsgesellschaft mbH. After just one year, the museum in the bunker could be opened. In the meantime, not only has a heating system been installed, but both the power supply and the heating have been converted to solar energy. The museum is self-explanatory and interactive. There is also a kind of nuclear war simulation that vividly explains what would have happened in the event of a nuclear war. The museum is therefore also called an experience museum. Not far from the Baltic Sea and the bathing lakes, the facility is very well visited, especially during the holiday season.