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CoordinatesN505112 E0113539 (WGS84) Google Maps
Former East Germany (GDR)District of Gera
Federal stateThüringen (Thuringia)
RegionSaale river / Saale valley
Map with location of Rothenstein Helipad, East Germany
Germany during the Cold War
The history of the Cold War airfields: Rothenstein Helipad, East Germany

Location of airfield

1 km northwest of Rothenstein, today "Im Borlich" street.

During the Cold War

Use

Soviet forces helipad at the Rothenstein military training ground.

In the 1970s

Overview

Rothenstein Soviet military training ground, East Germany, on US satellite image 1976
Rothenstein Soviet military training ground south of Jena on US satellite image from 08 August 1976 - There is still no heliport visible (1), but shooting ranges and other facilities can be seen.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey

In the 1980s and early 1990s

Overview

Former Rothenstein training ground on an aerial image 1995
This aerial image from 22 April 1995 shows the former training ground after the withdrawal of the Soviet troops - 1: helipad; 2: northern end of former East German underground Complex Storage 22 (KL-22). Rothenstein is located at the Saale river.
Source: GDI-Th, Freistaat Thüringen, TLVermGeo - www.geoportal-th.de, Data licence Germany – attribution – version 2.0, www.govdata.de/dl-de/by-2-0
Rothenstein helipad
Helipad with four hardstands
Source: GDI-Th, Freistaat Thüringen, TLVermGeo - www.geoportal-th.de, Data licence Germany – attribution – version 2.0, www.govdata.de/dl-de/by-2-0

Today

Use

Closed.

Overview

Federal highway B 88 Rothenstein Junction, Germany
Next to the former landing site, a new junction to the B 88 federal highway was built.
Source: GDI-Th, Freistaat Thüringen, TLVermGeo - www.geoportal-th.de, Data licence Germany – attribution – version 2.0, www.govdata.de/dl-de/by-2-0

Sources

Airfields in the vicinity

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