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Weird News Central: Tourists Embrace Bunker Mentality

Stark hotel service in former nuclear bunker

Stark hotel service in former nuclear bunker

Friday, March 12, 2010 16:28 GMT

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A new hotel in Switzerland has no carpeting, no windows, and no star-rating – but plenty of guests.

Welcome to the Null Stern Hotel, that literally means “Zero Star Hotel,” a Cold War-era bomb shelter converted into one of Europe’s most unusual inns.

Chances are, you’ll make a few close friends if you check in, and that’s not just because the one and only TV plays nothing but surveillance footage. Guests sleep in one of two barracks.

AOL News Senior Correspondent Buck Wolf reports that the Null Stern is just one in a series of hotels that twin brothers Frank and Patrik Rikin are opening to bring attention to some of the darker sides of humanity.

Wolf says, “Switzerland has more than 250,000 fallout shelters, and they’re still building more.”