German Cold War Nuclear Fallout Bunker For Sale On eBay For EUR 1.6 Million

This German nuclear fallout bunker with concrete walls that are three metres thick and dating back to the Cold War has gone on sale on eBay for EUR 1.6 million.

The 850-square-metre apocalypse survival shelter is located in the town of Xanten, in the western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia and is up for grabs for just EUR 1.6 million (GBP 1.39 million).

Image shows the bunker advertisement on Ebay, undated photo. The bunker located in the town of Xanten, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany was offered at a price of EUR 1.6 million (GBP 1.4 million) on Sep. 15, 2022. (Ebay/Newsflash)

The eBay classified ad, which has made headlines in Germany, says (in German): “In the middle of beautiful Xanten is a highly secure haven for you, which will withstand the challenges of protecting a family under the most extreme conditions.

“The huge bunker system extends underground for 850 square metres and convinces with the protection of its three-metre-thick concrete walls.

“At the time, the bunker was used for various operations by the Bundeswehr [the German Armed Forces].”

Sitting on 8,000 square metres of land – reportedly buildable with the right permits – the fallout shelter comes with a generator, an electrical system, a control panel, water and oil tanks, its own sanitation system, hefty steel doors and a warehouse, according to the advert.

Image shows the bunker advertisement on Ebay, undated photo. The bunker located in the town of Xanten, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany was offered at a price of EUR 1.6 million (GBP 1.4 million) on Sep. 15, 2022. (Ebay/Newsflash)

The estate agents also say: “The technical facilities and atmosphere of the bunker will take you straight back to an earlier time that few can speak of.”

They also said that it is a very good option for “security” in the “event of a war in Germany”.

Other potential uses for the pace include as “a paintball facility” or for “commercial operations”.

But it might need a coat of paint, with the estate agent saying: “A conversion and a change of use to create living space must be examined.”

Image shows the bunker advertisement on Ebay, undated photo. The bunker located in the town of Xanten, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany was offered at a price of EUR 1.6 million (GBP 1.4 million) on Sep. 15, 2022. (Ebay/Newsflash)

The estate agents explained: “The bunker is generally in good condition, but needs to be cleared out due to items left by previous tenants.

“Many of the systems would need to be overhauled and checked as the electrical connections were also severed.

“This facility is therefore considered to be in need of renovation.

“The documents include various circuit diagrams, cable harnesses, documentation, site plans and cross-sections.”

The property agents cashing in on the bunker craze are RE/MAX Impact Muelheim.


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