"Engage with underground military history"
Who knew that when visiting Zagreb you could get to visit a vast underground military air base. Reportedly the largest underground airport and military airbase in the former Yugoslavia, and one of the largest in Europe.
The airbase was used intensively in 1991, during the Yugoslav war. While long abandoned, you get to explore with care, underground tunnels that once totalled a length of 3.5 kilometres (now mostly in ruins).
During its withdrawal the Yugoslav People’s Army destroyed the runway. And to prevent any possible further use of the complex by opposing forces, the facility was completed destroyed by the Military of Serbian Krajina in 1992 by setting off an additional 56 tons of explosives.
Close by villagers claimed that smoke continued to rise from the tunnels for six months after the explosion. Potential reconstruction endeavours are limited by a lack of financial resources.
Today the airbase remains as an eerily desolate place. The tunnel network inside the mountain is a dark (literally) maze to explore.
The layout of the complex is actually fairly simple and it doesn’t always feel it, when you’re inside. The main passages are long and straight and they seem to meet and feed into one another at irregular angles. Topside, you see the remnants of five runways.
A six billion dollar tunnel complex, impossible to use, and impossible to destroy.
Not Just The Airbase
Travelling to and from the airbase we will get to learn more about the history at the Turanj Homelandwar Musem and explore the ruins of Tito’s abandoned summer villa.
This is a full day of adventure.
€75.00 per person
- Pick up and drop off at the arranged location
- Private transfer in an air-conditioned van or bus
- Entry to museum, airbase and villa included
- English speaking tour guide for the entire tour
- Flashlights for exploration at the airbase
- Complete tour organisation
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Wednesday, April 6 2022
Iva Peroković, Zagreb
Our flexible cancellation policy means you can cancel your place on this tour up to 2 days before departure for a full refund.
Tour Hosted By: Swanky Travel, Zagreb
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