Visited alongside Behind Closed Doors, Proj3ct M4yhem and a few others, on a nice sunny afternoon, as part of our lost places tour of Germany. We never spent too long here a lot of the buildings look heavily sealed. It was quite a chilled venture and also see parts I did not know existed.
This abandoned air base orignally opened as a glider training camp. The Luftwaffe took over the site in 1933. It was the developed into a fully functioning military airfield to aid in developing the countries flight skills in preperation for the war.
The site was taken over by the Red Army in 1945 towards the end of WWII. Several units of the Soviet Air Force were based here. They even extended the runway and added an anti aircraft missile site nearby.
The airfield was handed back to Germany in 1992 and it seems to have laid dormant since.
It is suggested that the US Air Force has replicated the site even having the anti aircraft missiles placed the same distance from the site. Coincidence? We will never know.