This Alpine Bunker in the Italian Mountains will endure any disaster.

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This fantastic alpine refuge bunker sits at an altitude of 2.76 Km above sea level on Monte Cristallo in Auronzo di Cadore, Italy. This great shelter was constructed during World War I.

Monte Cristallo, a lengthy, curved mountain with four peaks taller than three Kilometers, is found in the Italian Dolomites.

The rock formation was the location of fierce fighting involving Italy and Austria-Hungary during World War I. However, it’s now a component of the “Nature Reserve of the Ampezzo Dolomites.”

The opposing parties set up powerful weaponry, dug tunnels beneath one another’s defenses, and toppled mountains to start rock falls that killed thousands of soldiers. The rock-mining facilities are still accessible today by hiking through them. Both magnificent and horrifying describe it.

The army also constructed a lot of trenches and bunkers in the Dolomites. This structure will undoubtedly withstand the apocalypse based on its exceptional past and cliffside position.

The Trentino-Alto Adige, Friuli Venezia Giulia, and Veneto areas of northeastern Italy are all surrounded by the vast mountainous region known as the Dolomites.

The Italian Dolomites spread around an area of 141,903 hectares.

The site was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 2009 and stood as one of the most scenic alpine locations in the world.

Anyone who visits the destination can witness the unique landscape born with the alpine pastures, including the karst plateaus, idyllic valleys, vertical walls, sheer cliffs and craggy pinnacles.

The attractions have made it a well-known tourism site. It also has two incredible “via ferratas”, which stands for “iron path” in Italian.

These paths are safe climbing routes found in the Alps and some other destinations.

In a Via Ferrata, steel cables, ladders, or rungs are tight to the rock.

A harness with two leashes is used by climbers to connect with the meral fixture to avoid falls.

Also, the carved steps, pegs, stemple (iron rugs), ladders and bridges provide handholds and footings for the climbers.

These are life savers for hikers since other routes may be much riskier and more expensive because the high-end climbing gear is required.

Photo: Savognin Tourismus

The Ferratas provide an alternative for higher peaks. Otherwise, mountaineering and rock climbing need higher skills with specialized gear.

Following the routes, many mementoes of WWI can be seen. Old shelters built in incredible places are one such example.

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