Heidelberg: Königstuhl Radio Relay Station Helicopter Landing Site

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CoordinatesN492407 E0084355 (WGS84) Google Maps (approximate location)
Map with location of Heidelberg Königstuhl Radio Relay Station Helicopter Landing Site, Germany
Germany during the Cold War
The history of the Cold War airfields: Königstuhl Radio Relay Station
by Bert Kondruss

General

The Königstuhl is a hill in the eastern part of the city of Heidelberg. The US Army operated a telecommunications station here, which had a helipad.

During the Cold War

Usage

Helicopter landing site at the Königstuhl Radio Relay Station, a microwave station of the US Army.

Airspace and procedures

Instruction from the year 1963: Prior permission for landing required for all pilots not assigned to the US Army Signal Brigade, Europe APO 403. Landing details are available from Aviation Officer, Signal Brigade, telephone: Heidelberg Military 7741, 8815.

Today

Usage

Closed.

Images

The following pictures were taken in March 2017:
Fence
Fence
Sign
The signs "Restricted area" are still there
Foundation of the tower
Foundation of the tower
US Army telecommunications tower / microwave site
Former US Army telecommunications tower / microwave site, today used otherwise
Building
Building
Fence
Fence
Guard shack
Guard shack
Sign: Speed limits, parking
Speed limits and parking were regulated.
US Army building, Heidelberg, Königstuhl
Building with the typical US Army numbers
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