Yet abandoned military airfield and training camp in Germany. Originally it was an airship/Zeppelin port, established in the early 20th century, with a barracks and hydrogen production plant were location along the small runway, to maintain the fleet.
After the First World War, the site was re-established as a glider training camp. The Luftwaffe occupied the site in the 1930s, and developed a fully fledged military airbase to hone pilots aerial skills in preparation for war. The site was large, the size of a small town by the time the Second World War began.
At the end of the War the Soviet Army took over. The runway was extended, and anti-aircraft missile batteries were set up to protect the base.
Aircraft squadrons of MiG-21, and later MiG-23, fighter jets were stationed here while this base was under Soviet control. The Russians abandoned the base in the mid-1990s during the unification of Germany, and the site has been falling into a state of decay ever since.
Visited with Priority7 as part of the “Sturbex ‘22” tour.
When we visited the main building had been extremely recently secured, like really recently. It’s in a very easy to reach location and we suspected a rave had recently taken place, hence the heightened security.
Priority7 & UrbanX
Where do these stairs go?