BUNKER 7001 – FORMER GDR MILITARY BARRACKS COMPLEX
The festival 18/7001 takes place at an abandoned military barracks complex north of Berlin which was meant to protect and conceal the close-by erected Bunker 7001. During the Cold War era members of the GDR Interior Ministry would have seeked shelter here in case of a nuclear attack.
In large parts, the bunker is still accessible today. However, the entire area is about to be transformed into a technology site in the near future and will therefore loose its current charm and atmosphere. When exactly these plans will be realised is not clear yet.