It is near the thermal power station of Inota (Várpalota, Veszprém county) and it costs only 125 million HUF (372 thousand EUR). Its existence was kept secret for decades because the KGB, the Soviet secret service, used it before.
The power plant was built with the help of Czechoslovak engineers between 1950 and 1954 as the first big industrial investment of post-war Hungary. However, in time, it grew old, so without the needed technological development, the ageing of its equipment and working mechanism became inevitable. Since it polluted its environment badly, the government started to dismantle it in 1999. The process was slow; for example, the plant finished its operation only at the end of 2001.
Of course, near the power station the state built blocks of flats, kindergartens, schools, community centres and even a beach heated by the steam of the Inota thermal plant.
Furthermore, here is Hungary’s biggest military object, a shooting range used by the Soviet and later by the American troops. It is 45 km long and 2-15 km wide. But there are some other buildings, as well, which were kept in secret during the Socialist era
so even those who lived near it knew nothing about them.
Some of the classifications were revoked after the change of the regime. For example, it became known in 1998 that there is a bunker underground. Now somebody would like to sell this land (2012 square metres) for 125 million HUF (372 thousand EUR) on the most prominent Hungarian real estate website.
The owner says that it is
ideal for growing mushrooms or for creating a logistics centre.
Under the ground, there is a network of tunnels protected by thick concrete and dolomite. Its area is 1,400 square metres, and there are three huge halls inside with toilets and bathrooms. Moreover, there is electricity, running water and phone connection inside the facility.
The bunker was part of a tropospheric news chain operated by the KGB, the Soviet secret service.