Friday, October 18, 2013

History vaults tour

There are some vaults under the south bridge in the old town. Sounds like they should be visible from the street, but they aren't since the bridge actually is built at the current street level. The bridge looks like a normal street. The vaults were used several hundred years ago.
First by the stores next to the street. The stores used them for storage, but workers were also producing goods down there. The vaults were however not water proof, so the storage owners abandoned them. Next to use the vaults were thiefs like body snatchers, but also homeless people. The city council got tired of the problems and filled the vaults with materials from torn down buildings. The vaults were abandoned and forgotten about for several hundred years, but were rediscovered in 1980. They dug them out, and opened for tourists in 1994. Very cool.

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