Kirchardt: Highway Strip

Autobahn-Notlandeplatz NLP

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
CoordinatesN491308 E0085937 (WGS84) Google Maps
Federal stateBaden-Württemberg
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Kirchardt
by Bert Kondruss

Location of airfield

Autobahn A6.

Usage during the Cold War

Highway Strip.


Kirchardt Highway Strip, Germany, on a US satellite image 1977
Kirchardt Highway Strip on a US satellite image from 03 July 1977 (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)


There are two larger rest areas at the western end. At the eastern end were two smaller parking loops, which were removed when the Autobahn was expanded to 6 lanes.

Use today



The highway strip in 2004
Wires at the southwestern side
The northwestern rest area
The northwestern rest area
Access to the northwestern rest area
The southwestern rest area
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