Berlin: Tempelhof Airport today

Tempelhofer Feld

Tempelhof Airport, Berlin Germany
For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
CoordinatesN522825 E0132406 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 164 ft
Location indicatorDDTF (195x), EDBB (196x-1995), EDDI (1995-2008)
Location
Germany during the Cold War Map

Today

Use

The airport was closed in 2008. The site is located in today's Berlin districts of Tempelhof-Schöneberg and Neukölln. The monumental building complex, which is about 1.2 km long, is a listed building, is used for events and can be visited as part of guided tours. The former airfield with its runways and taxiways has been opened to the general public for leisure activities in 2010 as an inner-city park under the names "Tempelhofer Freiheit" and later "Tempelhofer Feld". There are several access points from Tempelhofer Damm, Columbiadamm and Oderstraße in Neukölln.

Overview

Aerial views 2017
Aerial view 2017
Aerial view 2017 - The semicircular square in the upper left is the Platz der Luftbrücke with the Berlin Airlift Monument.
Source: Geoportal Berlin
Terminal building designed by architect Ernst Sagebiel
Former terminal building, designed by architect Ernst Sagebiel
Old airfield
Old airfield
Runways 09R, 09L
Runways 09R, 09L
Runways 27R, 27L
Runways 27R, 27L on the eastern side in Neukölln - Along the area runs the Oderstraße.
Southwestern take-off head
Southwestern take-off head - The Ringbahn (suburban railroad) and Berlin's A100 city autobahn run around the site.
Southeastern take-off head
Southeastern take-off head

Images

Pictures from 2010

The airport approx. 2 years after closing. It is not yet allowed to walk on the site.
Former runway 27R
Former runway 27R - Oderstraße in Berlin-Neukölln, looking west.
The signs
The signs "Security Area" have been removed
Fence across the former runway 09R/27L
There is a fence across the former runway 09R/27L
Sign:
Sign: "Wait here for air traffic. Pass approach sector without stopping."
Former localizer for the instrument landing system of runway 09R
Former localizer for the instrument landing system of runway 09R
Localizer from behind
Localizer from behind
Buildings at the Oderstraße street in Berlin Neukölln
Buildings at the Oderstraße street

Pictures from 2011

The former airfield site is now open to visitors.
The gate is open
The gate to the Tempelhofer Feld is open
Tempelhofer Park Visitor Information
Tempelhofer Park Visitor Information
Map of Tempelhofer Feld
Map
Localizer for instrument landing system runway 09R
Localizer for instrument landing system runway 09R
The antenna is fenced in and explained
The antenna is fenced in and explained
Localizer
Localizer
Berlin Tempelhof runway 27L
Runway 27L
Southern runway Tempelhof Airport
The runway is marked as closed by white crosses
The runway is marked as closed by white crosses
Closed runway
Closed runway
View of the localizer
View of the localizer
Intersection of taxiway East I
Intersection of taxiway East I
Taxiway East I, looking north
Taxiway East I, looking north
The taxiway to the south was already closed in earlier times.
The taxiway to the south was already closed in earlier times.
Closed path
Closed path
Runway distance reamining signs indicate the remaining runway length
Runway distance reamining signs indicate the remaining runway length in 1,000 feet intervalls. - Here, 3,000 feet are remaining
Runway distance reamining signs: 3,000 feet in both directions
3,000 feet in both directions
5,000 feet in one direction, 1,000 feet in the other.
5,000 feet in one direction, 1,000 feet in the other.
Runway distance reamining sign
Runway distance reamining sign
Runway distance reamining sign
2,000 feet in one direction, 4,000 feet in the other.
Runway distance reamining sign
Runway distance reamining sign
Runway distance reamining sign
The inside
Runway distance reamining sign
Duct for runway lighting
Duct for runway lighting
Lights Berlin Tempelhof Airport
Former runway edge light
Former runway edge light
The touchdown zone lighting has been removed
The touchdown zone lighting has been removed
Airport terminal building Berlin Tempelhof, Germany
The approx. 1.2 km long airport building.
Control tower at Berlin Tempelhof
Control tower
Radar tower with RRP 117
Radar tower with the radar RRP 117
Aircraft
Aircraft
VORTAC radio beacon
Former VORTAC radio beacon - Left is the VOR, right the TACAN.
VOR radio beacon
VOR radio beacon
Tempelhof VOR radio beacon
Tempelhof VOR
Tempelhof TACAN radio beacon
TACAN
Path
No Vehicles beyond this point without contact with the tower (70.15 MHz)
No Vehicles beyond this point without contact with the tower (70.15 MHz)
Taxiway East I
Taxiway East I parallel to Oderstraße in Berlin-Neukölln
Taxiway Oderstraße
Taxiway East I
Transformer building
Transformer building
Building
Station 21
Transformer Building Oderstraße
Transformer Building Berlin Neukölln
Staircase
Staircase
Gate Tempelhofer Feld at Oderstraße
Gate to Tempelhofer Feld at Oderstraße
Closed taxiway
Closed taxiway
Building
Building
Meteorological station Berlin Tempelhof
Meteorological station
Tempelhof Airport runway 27R
Runway 27R - Viewing west.

Pictures from 2014

The pictures were taken on the western side of the airport.
Main airport building
Main airport building
CAT I Holding
CAT I Holding
Runway 09R at Berlin Tempelhof
Runway 09R
Relics of the runway lights
Relics of the runway lights
Arrows to the touch-down point
Arrows to the touch-down point
Runway 09R
Runway 09R
Old take-off platforms in the south
Old take-off platforms in the south
Takeoff platform, S-Bahn suburban railway Berlin
Take-off platforms - In the background, there is a S-Bahn train (suburban railway) on the southern Ringbahn line.
Surface of the take-off platform
Surface of the take-off platform
Gate of the railway siding Berlin Tempelhof
Gate of the railway siding - The railroad spur begins at Berlin Hermannstrasse station, first runs on the south side of the Ringbahn, then crosses it and continues on its north side to enter the airport site through this gate on the southwest side.
U.V. Eisenbahntor
U.V. Eisenbahntor
Railway track
Railway track - This track runs along the southwestern edge of the site.
Track
Railway spur
Railway siding
Track
View to the east, runway 09R starts on the left.
View to the east, runway 09R starts on the left. - The railroad is already interrupted here.
On the left, the track swings further north
On the left, the track swings further north
U.V. Lok 27
U.V. Lok 27
Localizer for runway 27L
The construction site in the background is the former localizer for runway 27L - The localizer was slightly displaced to the north.
The railway siding goes further north to the airport building
The railway siding goes further north to the airport building

Sources

Links

General

Until 1945

1945-1994

1994-2008

Bibliography

  • Ries, Karl; Dierich, Wolfgang: "Fliegerhorste und Einsatzhäfen der Luftwaffe" Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart, 1993 - Allied map
  • : "Gelandet in Berlin - Zur Geschichte der Berliner Flughäfen" Berliner Flughafengesellschaft mbH, ca. 1974
  • Freundt, Lutz: "Mauerflieger - Berlin-Luftkorridore - Flughafen Tempelhof" AerLit - Verlag und Medienvertrieb, Diepholz, 2001 - History and pictures 1945-1990
  • Jeschonek, Friedrich; RIedel, Dieter; Durie, William: "Alliierte in Berlin 1945-1990" Berlin Verlag Arno Spitz GmbH, Berlin (2002)
  • Przychowski, Hans von: "Luftverkehr in Berlin - Die Flughäfen im Wandel der Zeit 1945 - 1996 (eine Zeittafel)" Brandenburgisches Verlagshaus, 1996
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