Exterior views of the "Fuchsbau" from back then

Exterior views of the "Fuchsbau" from back then

The "head building",the entrance structure to the old bunker object TO-02 with various service rooms.
In front of it, the place of the registration before the start of duty.
The concrete dome of the emergency exit shaft of the old bunker.
The camouflage conversions have been removed.
The cooling block built in 1982 to dissipate the enormous amount of heat generated by the building.
All supply shafts were concealed under storage sheds as camouflage structures.
The TO-19 building, which housed spare parts, measuring equipment, workshops and a laboratory with its own 400 Hz power supply and the microelectronics control center of LSK/LV.
Building 03 with recreation rooms and facilities of the meteorological service housed the guard company of the service "FBZ" until 1978.


The barracks' ammunition storage facility, built in 1984 outside the high-voltage fuse, was designed to hold up to 16 tons of rifle ammunition and 2 tons of hand grenades.
Warning sign at the outer exclusion zone from NVA times.
... and a warning sign of the Bundeswehr.


The barracks object of the NVA in the summer of 1990.

The main entrance to the new bunker


The entrance building to the new bunker with guard and wardrobe rooms,in front of it the freight entrance with an enclosed elevator system.
From here, a short tunnel led to the underground staircase. the underground stairwell.
Exactly 93 steps led down to the 1.Unter- Floor.
Very much to the chagrin of the smokers,who in the smoking pavilion next to the entrance building, because Entrance building to visit, because in the structure smoking was prohibited.
The free place was used in the beginning for the daily of the crew on duty at 7 o'clock.
These were 60 male and female army personnel, who were subordinated for 24 hours to the "duty officer of the ZGS-14" (DFBZ).
After 1983, the ganging up took place in front of the head building.
The newly built southern part (TO-01) contained the actual central command room.
In it, the air observation messages were automatically displayed on 2 projection screens of 4x4 m each.
The computer systems were housed in the bunker's rooms, which were specially lined with steel plates, which processed all secondary radar information of the military air reconnaissance and could forward it to Moscow.


The entrance to the bunker system in the so-called "head building", mainly used in daily service.
On the left the room of the post of the guard company.
Above the wing door in front of the entrance still visible: "Sperrzone P".

The continuing 40m long tunnel leads directly into the bunker area, which already dates from the 2nd World War.(TO-02)
The slightly sloping passage was closed in 1995 with walls, slag concrete and steel plates and is since 2006 again free.



Only with such a special pass and a day entry list confirmed by the head of the ZGS-14 was it possible to enter after receiving a clip-on card at the post, access was possible.

The load entrance to the TO-02


On the left the still sealed load entrance of the original Fuchsbau bunker,later designated TO-02.
In the background the workshop of the combat section technical installations (GA-VIII).
Next to it in a separate bunker is the drinking water plant.


Before closing: pressure door of the load entrance


In gallery segment G of the TO-02 load entrance there were behind 4 pressure and hermetic doors in 3-fold suspended beds were mainly the resting places of the of the personnel of the responsible intelligence operation battalion of NR-14 Waldsieversdorf.

At the ceiling still recognizable the bed holders and the fresh air duct.

Generally, this area was called the "submarine" and also the "stink finger", because when entering the structure hit you a smell from the kitchen, man and exterminator agent.

The "Fuchsbau" in winter


Bird's eye view of the surface of the shelter complex in 1991.
...one of the prepared positions for all-round defense and the bunker with an observation tower of the NBC reconnaissance group ARIG-14... and all without tunnel connection to the protective structure!


Tree inscription in the outer strip area
One of the 3 gamma sensors for nuclear radiation warning in winter 2005

The emergency exits in the "Fuchsbau


Like a real foxhole, this bunker system also had several exits.
In addition to access through the head structure, entry was also possible through the load entrance or the entrance structure.

On the left in the picture, another emergency exit option via the stairs of the freight elevator shaft


The emergency exit shaft on the south side of the newly built bunker.
Climbing ladders first led to a room to which the message cable shaft also led and then came out on the top floor.


View of the stairs from the landing of the Emergency exit tunnel of the old structure.
Through the hatch open at the bottom of the stairway the corridor in front of the meteorological control room.
The ascent through the vertical escape tube was always a way for the non-structural fire protection group to catch their breath at the highest point of the structure.

These exits are again usable for the sporting bunker visitor.

. . . secret exits of the "Fuchsbau" ? ? ?


Who has ever entered the area around the bunkers, will have discovered several such shafts of concrete and suspect here secret exits of the "Fuchsbau", which could run in old mining tunnels. tunnels.
In fact,a mighty adit runs east of the bunkers under the TO-19 building.
These tunnels, some of which are over 100 years old, were secured with wooden stamps that have since rotted.
So it came there in 1979 to several tunnel collapses with over 10m deep funnels.
In the gable and in the foundation plate of the TO-19 a long crack developed and the building had to be evacuated for four years.
During this time, the remaining gallery was backfilled with blast furnace ash by the Cottbus Mining Office and the cracks in the gable were sealed with gypsum plugs for control purposes.
However, there was no access to the gallery at a depth of 12m.
The rumor mill seethed in any case and it was then talked of extensive tunnel systems up into the surrounding localities talked.
All this was supported still by the under greatest secrecy of NVA construction soldiers excavations for the underground electrical power and telecommunications cables, as well as the sewer system for the used cooling water running to Petersdorfer See.

Legends of secret wartime underground tunnels leading up to the bunker stubbornly persist.
But to date, none have been found.

To solve the puzzle in the above picture:
The shaft, closed with a steel hatch, is unfortunately only one of 10 deep wells, which supplied the cooling water for the protective structure.