Approximately three kilometres southeast of Ludwigslust there was an auxiliary airfield of the Soviet armed forces in East Germany ("GDR"). It was located on a military training ground and had a runway with a grass surface. The site is not identical to the former Fliegerhorst Ludwigslust (Luftwaffe Air Base), which was located approx. 3 km south-southeast of the city. Today both the auxiliary airfield and the airbase are closed.
During the Cold War
Soviet reserve airfield.
In the 1960s
View over the military installations in Ludwigslust on a US satellite image from 28 May 1967. Direction of view is about west - 1: auxiliary airfield, 2: former Luftwaffe air base, now Soviet barracks with air defence site, 3,4,5: military training areas, 6: City of Ludwigslust (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Enlargement. Airfield (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
In the 1970s
Ludwigslust Airfield on a US satellite image from 25 November 1970 (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)