My first discovery from 2018 was on a familiar path. That is proof that someone one walks without looking or paying attention where one is walking. We were heading towards Olympia Park, through a familiar path, and I asked to D40Oom what was that:
I have never paid attention to that round building before, so I was curious to know what is it.
The answer: It is a Hochbunker
Ooooooooh! A new thing for me.
I only have done a fast search on wikipedia about what is a “hochbunker”. In English I only found hochbunker mention within the page of “air raid shelter”. The first paragraph of the section related to hochbunker reads:
Hochbunker(s), or “high-rise” bunkers or (blockhouses), were a peculiarly German type of construction, designed to relieve the pressure German authorities were facing to accommodate additional numbers of the population in high-density housing areas, as well as pedestrians on the streets during air raids. In contrast to other shelters, these buildings were considered completely bomb-proof. They also had the advantage of being built upward, which was much cheaper than downward excavation. There were no equivalents of hochbunkers in the cities of the Allied countries.
Also I found a list of hochbunkers in Munich. The particular one on the photo is the one on:
?48° 10? 35? ,11° 33? 56?
So, the new word and new concept that I learn today it was hidden in plain sight.