Annenwalde: Airfield

Templin 2, Bredereiche

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CoordinatesN530813 E0131901 (WGS84) Google Maps
Former East Germany (GDR)District of Neubrandenburg
Federal stateBrandenburg
Map with location of Annenwalde Airstrip, Germany
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Annenwalde

General

Annenwalde is a village about 11 km west of Templin, in the north of today's federal state Brandenburg. During the Cold War, the area belonged to East Germany and about 4 km west of Annenwalde was a reserve airfield on the training ground of the Soviet armed forces. Over time, NATO has given the airstrip several names: Annenwalde, Templin 2 and Bredereiche. The field had a approx. 3 km long runway with grass surface in approximate northwest-southeast orientation. There were no other facilities. A concrete aeronautical use is unknown to me. Today, the airfield is closed.

Location of airfield

The airfield was located ca. 13 km west of Templin and ca. 13 km south-southeast of Fürstenberg.

During the Cold War

Use

Reserve airfield with soft runway on a Soviet training ground.

In the 1960s

Situation

Annenwalde Airfield on a map from 1969
Annenwalde Airfield on a US map from 1969 - (Source: Earth Sciences and Map Library, University of California, Berkeley)
Source: Earth Sciences and Map Library, University of California, Berkeley

Overview

Templin, Bredereiche, Annenwalde Soviet military training area
On this still wintery satellite picture of the military training area from 14.03.1965 nothing can be seen of the airfield.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey

Runways

  • 16/34: 3000 m Gras

In the 1980s and early 1990s

Overview

Satellite image 1980: Himmelpfort, Annenwalde
Annenwalde airfield on a US satellite image from 26 July 1980 - 1: airfield; a: Tangersdorfer Heide military training area; b: Himmelpfort special weapons storage; Places: Barsdorf, Beutel, Blumenow, Boltenhof, Bredereiche, Densow, Neutornow, Qualzow, Tangersdorf.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Annenwalde airfield, Germany
Annenwalde airfield
Source: U.S. Geological Survey

Today

Use

Closed.

Bibliography

  • Freundt, Lutz: "Sowjetische Fliegerkräfte in Deutschland 1945-1994, Band 3" Edition Freundt Eigenverlag, Diepholz 1999 - Short description.

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