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Where will you be if the world DOES end on December 21? Inside the extraordinary underground bunkers that could provide shelter to 'doomsday preppers'

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  • Mayan calendar has predicted the apocalypse on December 21, 2012
  • JFK built a bunker on Peanut Island, Florida during heightened nuclear tensions with Cuba in early Sixties

Doomed? The Adirondack Missile Silo in upstate New York may not have the most welcoming of decors but at least its apocalypse-proof

Doomed? The Adirondack Missile Silo in upstate New York may not have the most welcoming of decors but at least its apocalypse-proof
Out of this world: Pionen high-security computer storage in Stockholm, Sweden where WikiLeaks keep servers, is a nuclear shelter

Out of this world: Pionen high-security computer storage in Stockholm, Sweden where WikiLeaks keep servers, is a nuclear shelter

Starting again in Atlantis: The Hilton Hotel in the Maldives offers luxury underwater suites where you can chill with the fishes while things get scary on dry land

Starting again in Atlantis: The Hilton Hotel in the Maldives offers luxury underwater suites where you can chill with the fishes while things get scary on dry land

America is dotted with bunkers – several working and others long out of use and turned into quirky museums and hotels.

At the height of nuclear tensions with Cuba and the Soviets in the early Sixties, JFK built a bunker on Peanut Island, across from his family’s Florida compound. It has now been turned into a museum. 

More luxurious options are also available. The Hilton Hotel in the Maldives offers underwater suites, with a view of marine life and where guests can wait out the apocalypse in the lap of luxury with a large comfortable bed and complimentary fruit baskets.

The declassified bunker at Greenbrier, West Virginia has been turned into a four-star hotel, carved deep into a mountainside.

Long way down: The Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler shelter was tunneled out beneath vineyards in Germany

Long way down: The Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler shelter was tunneled out beneath vineyards in Germany

Camp Camelot: The Kennedy bunker on Peanut Island close to Port of Palm Beach in Florida, was built in 1961 during heightened nuclear tensions with Cuba. It is now a museum

Camp Camelot: The Kennedy bunker on Peanut Island close to Port of Palm Beach in Florida, was built in 1961 during heightened nuclear tensions with Cuba. It is now a museum

Welcome to the family: JFK's bunker features the presidential seal and a desk from where the free world can be ran

Welcome to the family: JFK’s bunker features the presidential seal and a desk from where the free world can be ran

Bunking in style: The Greenbrier Bunker, West Virginia, is a declassified Cold War bunker that has now been turned into a four-star hotel

Bunking in style: The Greenbrier Bunker, West Virginia, is a declassified Cold War bunker that has now been turned into a four-star hotel

In Sweden, the bunker deep in the middle of a mountain, where Wikileaks stores its servers, also doubles as a secure spot to wait out an apocalypse – getting invited in is the only problem.

The Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler shelter was tunneled out beneath vineyards in western Germany as a hideout for the government in the event of a nuclear war.

In the Adirondack Mountains, just a few hours drive from New York City, is a former Cold War missile base with its own runway set on 19 acres of land.

If you are taking your Doomsday planning seriously it can be all yours for the asking price of $1.76million.

Deeper underground: 'Silo House' in New York is bomb-proof and has a runway for easy access

Deeper underground: ‘Silo House’ in New York is bomb-proof and has a runway for easy access

Mission control: The central hub including kitchen at Silo House in the Adirondack mountains

Mission control: The central hub including kitchen at Silo House in the Adirondack mountain

Bunking in: Silo House in on the market for $1.76 million for those taking Doomsday preparations seriously
Bunking in: Silo House in on the market for $1.76 million for those taking Doomsday preparations seriously

Bunking in: Silo House in on the market for $1.76 million for those taking Doomsday preparations seriously

Where secrets hideaway: The Pionen facility is deep inside a mountain in Sweden

Where secrets hideaway: The Pionen facility is deep inside a mountain in Sweden

Preparing for the worst: Dixia Cheng is an entire underground city which exists below Beijing in China

Preparing for the worst: Dixia Cheng is an entire underground city which exists below Beijing in China

Doomsday preppers ready for Mayan apocalypse on December 21 and bunkers to spend end of the world | Mail Online.

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