Berlin and Brandenburg are home to some of the most iconic airports in the world, with a rich history that spans both military and civilian use. From the early days of aviation to the modern era of air travel, these airports have played a crucial role in shaping the region's history and identity such as the Flugplatz Oranienburg and Flugplatz Rangsdorf.
Many of these airports (though to be technically correct, airports, air bases, and airfields) were built during the early 20th century, as Germany sought to establish itself as a global military power in the field of aviation. They were used by both military and civilian aircraft, serving as important hubs for transportation and defense. During World War II, many of these airports were heavily damaged or destroyed, and some were even used as prisoner-of-war camps. All in all, over 70 military aviations sites were built or expanded on between 1934 and 1945.
After the war, the majority of military airports around Berlin and Brandenburg fell into the hands of the occupying soviet military, who repurposed them and often expanded them for their own use. After the german reunification, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the final withdrawal of the former Soviet Troops from Germany - the majority of these airports were left abandoned, as the now unified Germany had no military or civilian use for them.
Today, these abandoned airports stand as eerie reminders of the region's past, with their crumbling runways and decaying buildings serving as a testament to the many lives that were touched by the decades of their military history.
Join us as we explore the abandoned military and civilian airports in Berlin and Brandenburg, uncovering the secrets of their past and sharing the stories of the people who built and used them. Whether you're a history buff, an aviation enthusiast, or simply someone who loves to explore lost places, you're sure to find something fascinating on our website.
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