WWII bunkers in Fiľakovo a total hidden gem. Their future is dire

Local enthusiasts are trying to promote war-time shelters, but that is all they can do.

Two men stand in a corridor under Vereška Hill in Fiľakovo, central Slovakia. Two men stand in a corridor under Vereška Hill in Fiľakovo, central Slovakia. (Source: Radovan Vojenčák)

A group of enthusiasts from Fiľakovo, a town in central Slovakia near the Slovak-Hungarian border, are finding fascination in places that served as a shelter to protect people from the horrors of war and the weather.

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Tunnels and mines equally captivate them. They call themselves the Bunker Team, and they eagerly show these places to others. In the near future, they are planning a mining tour in the village of Čakanovce and a walking tour that will reveal something of military production in the village of Bulhary.

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