Air raid shelter Altstadt

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Since 2004, the Iserlohn City Museum has been in charge of the former air-raid shelter in the Altstadt, where about 2,000 Iserlohn residents were able to seek shelter during the last phase of World War II when an air-raid alarm was sounded.




Air raid shelter Altstadt

Fritz-Kühn-Platz 1

58636 Iserlohn

Telefon: 02371/217-1961



Because of its metal industry, Iserlohn produced war-related products during World War II and thus became a target for air raids. The need to take protective measures for the population became obvious by 1943 at the latest. Construction of the air-raid shelter tunnel under the Oberste Stadtkirche began at the end of 1943. With an originally planned length of 500 to 550 meters, the shelter was to be able to accommodate up to 6,600 people. By the end of the war, only a tunnel length of about 200 meters had been reached. Prisoners of war were used for the construction and were not allowed to enter the tunnel during the attacks; Jews were also not allowed to enter the shelter.

The air-raid shelter can only be visited as part of a guided tour. As a protective measure, it is necessary to wear a helmet, which is provided by the City Museum. Dates for public tours are announced on the website of the Iserlohn City Museum.

Dates for guided tours:

Dates for groups on request.

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