Berlin: Tempelhof Airport

Berlin Tempelhof Central Airport TCA

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The history of the Cold War airfields: Berlin-Tempelhof Airport
by Bert Kondruss

Today

Usage

Closed / abandoned.

Overview

Aerial views 2017
Aerial view 2017
Aerial view 2017 - Source: Geoportal Berlin
Terminal building
Terminal building
Old airfield
Old airfield
Runways 09R, 09L
Runways 09R, 09L
Runways 27R, 27L
Runways 27R, 27L
Southwestern take-off head
Southwestern take-off head
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
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 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
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
Airport terminal building
Control tower at Berlin Tempelhof
Control tower
Radar tower
Radar tower
Aircraft
Aircraft
VORTAC radio beacon
VORTAC radio beacon
VOR radio beacon at Tempelhof
VOR radio beacon
VOR radio beacon
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
Taxiway Oderstraße
Taxiway East I
Transformer building
Transformer building
Building
Station 21
Transformer Building Oderstraße
Transformer Building Berlin Neukölln
Staircase
Staircase
Oderstraße
Closed taxiway
Closed taxiway
Building
Building
Meteorological station Berlin Tempelhof
Meteorological station
Tempelhof Airport runway 27R
Runway 27R

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
Take-off platforms
Surface of the take-off platform
Surface of the take-off platform
Gate of the railway siding Berlin Tempelhof
Gate of the railway siding
U.V. Eisenbahntor
U.V. Eisenbahntor
Railway track
Railway track
Track
Railway spur
Railway siding
Track
The railway siding turned north immediately west of runway 09R
The railway siding turned north immediately west of runway 09R
View towards runway 09R
View towards runway 09R
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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Contents
Page 1: From the beginnings until 1945
Page 2: Tempelhof airport from 1945 to 1993
Page 3: Berlin Tempelhof Airport in the 1990s and 2000s
Page 4: Tempelhofer Feld Berlin since 2008; Links and references
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