Path of History – Metropole’s bomb shelter protected guests including famous visitors like Joan Baez and Jane Fonda from air raids during the American War (1964 – 1973). After the war the bunker was closed and sealed until a chance rediscovery by the hotel engineering department during the renovation of the Bamboo Bar in 2011.
It was reopened in May 2012 to honour the extraordinary efforts of employees during shared hardships of wartime. Today, this space serves as a memorial to their courage and perseverance and to remember what should never be forgotten.
Daily tours of Metropole’s Path of History and the bomb shelter with our historians are offered exclusively for guests staying at the hotel. Tours are conducted daily at 5 and 6pm.