Commandobunker Kemmelberg, Heuvelland, Open since 2006

In the early 1950s, in the midst of the Cold War, Belgium, France, Great Britain, Luxembourg and the Netherlands build a coordination bunker for Western European air defence as part of the Brussels Pact. When the bunker was finally completed, the newly-formed NATO installed its own system and the bunker in Kemmel remained unused. It was only in 1963 that the Supreme Command of the Belgian Armed Forces decided to use the bunker as a headquarters in case of war, conflict or for military exercises.

Photography © Brussels Lof