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Actually you should be broken. After all, the Geneva Freihafen is more than 300 kilometers from the next coast, in the middle of the Swiss Alps. A few hundred meters from the Geneva Central Station, a three -meter -high wall rises. Behind it: a white warehouse complex - four floors high and as large as 22 soccer fields.

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The entire system is restricted area . Each square meter is systematically monitored, walls are secured with barbed wire, the guards are heavily armed and the biometrically secured steel doors are among the most resistant to the earth.

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The most valuable building of Earth

The reason for these safety precautions: The so-called free port of Geneva is the most valuable building of earth . A bulging safe - the Fort Knox Europe, so to speak. Billionaires, dictators, banks, investors and criminal syndicates are stored here on 150,000 square meters of jewelry, gold bars, jewels and above all art.

"A total of art objects worth 4000 billion euros are gathered here," estimates the economic professor Friedrich Schneider from the University of Linz. And there is a reason for this: the free port has a quasi exteratorial status - and it frees everything that is here, from any tariffs and taxes.

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The power of the rich and powerful

The problem: Around a third of this art are connected to criminal acts, experts. Nevertheless, target investigators rarely get a search decision. However, they already came across tons of drugs, weapons and stolen works of art in the few missions.

But how can such a legal zone create in the middle of Europe - and remain? The fact is: Art is now a 43 billion dollar market. The rich and powerful have always put their assets in paintings, gold and jewelry - and nobody has an interest in the fact that this anonymous deposit disappears in the open port.

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