54 – Trail of the Czechoslovak border fortifications

Two hours drive East from Prague, lies the town of Náchod and very close to Náchod and to the Polish border, stand border fortifications which were constructed in this zone between 1935-1938. However, in my forward planning, I could not foresee that I was choosing one of the wettest days so far this summer, for my trip. It really was the most dismal hike!
I read today that some of the bunkers are currently up for sale… Strange though it may seem, when I finally discerned each derelict bunker, looming, only partially visible, in the torrential rain and accompanying mist, purchasing one as a summer chata could not have been further from my mind!

 

 

 

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Related articles about the sale of these bunkers (from 2016 and 2020). Inflation or what?!

https://english.radio.cz/czechs-fired-over-ww-ii-era-bunkers-8209295

https://news.expats.cz/real-estate/you-can-now-buy-one-of-24-military-bunkers-being-sold-by-the-czech-defense-ministry/

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