Bayreuth: Army Airfield

Bindlach, Christensen Barracks

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CoordinatesN495928 E0113757 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 1600 ft
Federal stateBayern (Bavaria)
Location indicatorEDEL (1985)
OperatorUS Army
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Bayreuth Army Airfield
by Bert Kondruss


Bayreuth Army Airfield on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1972 - (ONC E-2 (1972), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin /PCL MC/)

Location of airfield

Bindlacher Berg, 1km northwest of Bayreuth Airfield. Bayreuth Army Airfield was located very close to today's Bayreuth Airport, but had its own runway.

Usage until 1945

Luftwaffe airbase.

Usage during the Cold War

US Army airfield.

Use today




Data for the year 1971:
  • 10/28: 620 m x 15 m Asphalt


The relics of the former runway in 2001 - The maltese cross indicates the landing spot for helicopters.


  • Bing - Aerial picture with remains of the former runway and maltese cross of the helipad.


  • Ries, Karl; Dierich, Wolfgang: "Fliegerhorste und Einsatzhäfen der Luftwaffe" Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart, 1993 - Allied map
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