Wormstedt: Airfield

Zimmern

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CoordinatesN510053 E0113719 (WGS84) Google Maps
Former East Germany (GDR)District of Erfurt
Federal stateThüringen (Thuringia)
Map with location of Wormstedt Airfield, Germany
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Wormstedt

Location of airfield

The airfield was located about 14 km southeast of Apolda, 2 km southeast of Wormstedt and about 500 m northwest of Zimmern.

During the Cold War

Use

Reserve airfield.

Runways

  • 05/23: 3000 m Grass

In the 1970s

Overview

Wormstedt Airfield, GDR, on a US satellite image 1976
Wormstedt Airfield on a US satellite image from 08 August 1976 - 1: Runway
Source: U.S. Geological Survey

In the 1980s and early 1990s

Overview

Aerial image from 19 April 1982
Source: GDI-Th, Freistaat Thüringen, TLVermGeo, www.geoportal-th.de
Datenlizenz Deutschland – Namensnennung – Version 2.0, www.govdata.de/dl-de/by-2-0
Wormstedt/Zimmern airfield 1982
The airfield northwest of Zimmern and Wilsdorf
Let Z-37 agricultural aircraft at Zimmern airfield, East Germany
On this Monday the airfield is used by an agricultural aircraft. - 1: Airplane Let Z-37 Čmelák; 2: Loading and take-off platform; 3: Apparently the area is fenced in.
The road from Kösnitz to Zimmern crosses the runway.
The road from Kösnitz to Zimmern crosses the runway. - The fence leads up to the road, both north (1) and south (2). Probably the road can be closed during flight operations.
Aerial image 1987
Source: GDI-Th, Freistaat Thüringen, TLVermGeo, www.geoportal-th.de
Datenlizenz Deutschland – Namensnennung – Version 2.0, www.govdata.de/dl-de/by-2-0
Aerial image Wormstedt. GDR 1987
Aerial image from Monday 29 June 1987 - Although the aerial photograph was not intended for publication, but only used by East German authorities, military objects were nevertheless blackened. This time it was also considered necessary for the Wormstedt airfield.

Today

Use

Closed.

Overview

Zimmern, Germany, aerial picture 07 April 2018
Aerial picture 07 April 2018 - The structure of the former runway has largely disappeared.
Source: GDI-Th, Freistaat Thüringen, TLVermGeo, www.geoportal-th.de Datenlizenz Deutschland – Namensnennung – Version 2.0, www.govdata.de/dl-de/by-2-0

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