Csepel Command Center

During the Cold War, in all districts of Budapest command centres were built, which would have provided shelter for the communist leaders and their staff in case of a nuclear war. The top secret command centre in Csepel was constructed in the basement of a secondary school and was built in the early 1960ies, when the school building was erected.

The command centre has its own well, own electricity system as well as own air filtration system maintaining positive relative pressure in the shelter. Even the sewage system can be separated from communal drainage system. The leaders of the Csepel district would have survived the nuclear bomb attack against Budapest in the command centre, and would have supervised operations.


Copyright ©: Text and photos by Károly Teleki Industrial Heritage Hungary

Source: 1) Itt élték volna túl az atomháborút. muemlekem.hu. 2011.