Hamburg: Fuhlsbüttel Airport

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The history of the Cold War airfields: Hamburg
by Bert Kondruss
Coordinates: N533759 E0095937 (WGS84) Google Maps

Location

Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg (Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg).
Map with location of Karte Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel airport, Germany
Germany during the Cold War
Map

During the 1920s/1930s

Usage

Airport.

Timetable

Spring/Summer 1939

The timetable for spring/summer of 1939 shows the following scheduled flights:
(Days: 1=Monday ... 7=Sunday)
2 Danzig (Langfuhr) - Stettin (Altdamm) - Hamburg (Fuhlsbüttel)
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Junkers Ju 160:
    123456– | Danzig 07:55 - 09:20 Stettin 09:30 - 11:00 Hamburg
    (15 June - 31 August 1939)
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Junkers Ju 160:
    123456– | Hamburg 11:20 - 12:40 Stettin 12:50 - 14:05 Danzig
    (15 June - 31 August 1939)
27 Oslo (Fornebu) - Gothenburg (Torslanda) - Copenhagen (Kastrup) - Hamburg (Fuhlsbüttel) - London (Croydon)
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Focke-Wulf Fw 200 / DDL (Det Danske Luftfartselskab A/S, København), Focke-Wulf Fw 200 / DNL (Det Norske Luftfartselskap, Oslo):
    1234567 | Oslo 08:30 - 09:50 Gothenburg 10:10 - 11:20 Copenhagen 12:05 - 13:00 Hamburg 13:20 - 15:55 London
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Focke-Wulf Fw 200 / DDL (Det Danske Luftfartselskab A/S, København), Focke-Wulf Fw 200 / DNL (Det Norske Luftfartselskap, Oslo):
    1234567 | London 10:45 - 13:15 Hamburg 13:35 - 14:30 Copenhagen 15:15 - 16:25 Gothenburg 16:45 - 18:05 Oslo
28 Hamburg (Fuhlsbüttel) - Bremen (Neuenland) - Essen/Mühlheim - Cologne (Butzweilerhof) - Saarbrücken (St. Arnual)
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Junkers Ju 86:
    123456– | Hamburg 15:55 - 16:25 Bremen 16:35 - 17:30 Essen/Mühlheim 17:40 - 18:00 Cologne 18:15 - 19:10 Saarbrücken
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Junkers Ju 86:
    123456– | Saarbrücken 06:15 - 07:10 Cologne 07:25 - 07:45 Essen/Mühlheim 07:55 - 08:50 Bremen 09:00 - 09:30 Hamburg
121 Hamburg (Fuhlsbüttel) - Hannover (Vahrenwald) - Frankfurt (Rhein/Main) - Stuttgart (Böblingen)
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Junkers Ju 52:
    123456– | Hamburg 09:20 - 10:05 Hannover 10:15 - 11:40 Frankfurt/M 12:15 - 13:05 Stuttgart
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Junkers Ju 52:
    123456– | Stuttgart 17:40 - 18:30 Frankfurt/M 19:00 - 20:25 Hannover 20:40 - 21:25 Hamburg
124 Hamburg (Fuhlsbüttel) - Wyk - Westerland
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Junkers Ju 52:
    123456– | Hamburg 15:10 - 16:00 Wyk 16:10 - 16:25 Westerland
    (24 June - 31 August 1939)
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Junkers Ju 52:
    123456– | Westerland 16:50 - 17:00 Wyk 17:15 - 18:05 Hamburg
    (24 June - 31 August 1939)
125 Hamburg (Fuhlsbüttel) - Wangerooge - Langeoog - Norderney: Airfield - Borkum
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Junkers Ju 52:
    123456– | Hamburg 11:15 - 12:05 Wangerooge 12:15 - 12:30 Langeoog 12:40 - 12:50 Norderney: Airfield 13:00 - 13:15 Borkum
    (24 June - 31 August 1939)
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Junkers Ju 52:
    123456– | Borkum 14:10 - 14:25 Norderney: Airfield 14:35 - 14:45 Langeoog 14:55 - 15:10 Wangerooge 15:20 - 16:10 Hamburg
    (24 June - 31 August 1939)
126 Hamburg (Fuhlsbüttel) - Bremen (Neuenland) - Amsterdam (Schiphol)
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Junkers Ju 52, Heinkel He 111 / KLM, Douglas DC-2:
    1234567 | Hamburg 09:40 - 10:15 Bremen 10:30 - 12:20* Amsterdam
    *1 hour earlier from 16 April to 14 May
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Junkers Ju 52, Heinkel He 111 / KLM, Douglas DC-2:
    1234567 | Amsterdam 20:25* - 21:30 Bremen 21:45 - 22:20 Hamburg
    *1 hour earlier from 16 April to 14 May
141 Berlin (Tempelhof) - Hamburg (Fuhlsbüttel)
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Junkers Ju 86:
    123456– | Berlin 07:50 - 09:00 Hamburg
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Junkers Ju 86:
    ––––––7 | Berlin 09:40 - 10:50 Hamburg
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Junkers Ju 86:
    123456– | Hamburg 10:00 - 11:10 Berlin
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Junkers Ju 86:
    ––––––7 | Hamburg 18:40 - 19:50 Berlin
142 Berlin (Tempelhof) - Hamburg (Fuhlsbüttel)
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Junkers Ju 52:
    123456– | Berlin 09:45 - 11:05 Hamburg
    (01 June - 07 October 1939)
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Junkers Ju 52:
    123456– | Hamburg 16:25 - 17:45 Berlin
    (01 June - 07 October 1939)
143 Berlin (Tempelhof) - Hamburg (Fuhlsbüttel)
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Junkers Ju 52:
    123456– | Berlin 11:40 - 13:00 Hamburg
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Junkers Ju 52:
    123456– | Hamburg 13:20 - 14:40 Berlin
144 Berlin (Tempelhof) - Hamburg (Fuhlsbüttel)
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Junkers Ju 52:
    123456– | Berlin 13:35 - 14:55 Hamburg
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Junkers Ju 52:
    123456– | Hamburg 18:15 - 19:35 Berlin
145 Kiel (Holtenau) - Hamburg (Fuhlsbüttel) - Berlin (Tempelhof)
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Junkers Ju 52:
    123456– | Kiel 07:00 - 07:30 Hamburg 07:40 - 09:00 Berlin
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Junkers Ju 52:
    ––––––7 | Hamburg 10:00 - 11:20 Berlin
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Junkers Ju 52:
    ––––––7 | Berlin 20:00 - 21:20 Hamburg
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Junkers Ju 52:
    123456– | Berlin 20:00 - 21:20 Hamburg 21:35 - 22:05 Kiel
700 London (Croydon) - Hamburg (Fuhlsbüttel) - Copenhagen (Kastrup) - Stockholm (Bromma)
  • British Airways, Lockheed Electra:
    123456– | London 09:00 - 12:00 Hamburg 12:25 - 13:40 Copenhagen 14:00 - 16:00 Stockholm
  • British Airways, Lockheed Electra:
    123456– | Stockholm 10:45 - 12:55 Copenhagen 13:15 - 14:35 Hamburg 14:55 - 18:10 London
905 Amsterdam (Schiphol) - Hamburg (Fuhlsbüttel) - Copenhagen (Kastrup) - Malmö (Bulltofta) - Norrköping - Stockholm (Bromma)
  • KLM, DC-2 / ABA (AB Aerotransport, Stockholm), Junkers Ju 52 / DDL (Det Danske Luftfartselskab A/S, København), Focke-Wulf Fw 200:
    1234567 | Amsterdam 08:15 * - 09:30 Hamburg 09:50 - 11:05 Copenhagen 11:20 - 11:35 Malmö 11:50 - o Norrköping o - 14:05 Stockholm
    * 1 hour earlier from 16 April to 14 May 1939 o Intermediate stop if required
  • KLM, DC-2 / ABA (AB Aerotransport, Stockholm), Junkers Ju 52:
    1234567 | Stockholm 14:45 - o Norrköping o - 17:00 Malmö 17:15 - 17:30 Copenhagen 17:50 - 21:00 * Amsterdam
    * 1 hour earlier from 16 April to 14 May 1939 o Intermediate stop if required; no stop in Hamburg
1461 Prague (Ruzyně) - Halle/Leipzig (Schkeuditz) - Hannover (Vahrenwald) - Hamburg (Fuhlsbüttel)
  • CLS (Československá letecká společnost, Praha), Douglas DC-2:
    123456– | Prague 09:25 - 10:25 Halle/Leipzig 10:45 - 11:40 Hannover 11:55 - 12:35 Hamburg
  • CLS (Československá letecká společnost, Praha), Douglas DC-2:
    123456– | Hamburg 16:15 - 16:55 Hannover 17:15 - 18:10 Halle/Leipzig 18:40 - 19:35 Prague
Departures and arrivals by time
DaysTimeDep/ArrRouteOperatorAircraft typeto/from
123456–07:30Arr145Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 52Kiel
123456–07:40Dep145Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 52Berlin
123456–09:00Arr141Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 86Berlin
123456–09:20Dep121Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 52Hannover - Frankfurt/M - Stuttgart
123456–09:30Arr28Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 86Saarbrücken - Cologne - Essen/Mühlheim - Bremen
123456709:30Arr905KLM /
DDL (Det Danske Luftfartselskab A/S, København)
DC-2 /
Junkers Ju 52 /
Focke-Wulf Fw 200
Amsterdam
123456709:40Dep126Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 52, Heinkel He 111 /
Douglas DC-2
Bremen - Amsterdam
123456709:50Dep905KLM /
DDL (Det Danske Luftfartselskab A/S, København)
DC-2 /
Junkers Ju 52 /
Focke-Wulf Fw 200
Copenhagen - Malmö - Norrköping - Stockholm
123456–10:00Dep141Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 86Berlin
––––––710:00Dep145Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 52Berlin
––––––710:50Arr141Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 86Berlin
123456–11:00Arr2Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 160Danzig - Stettin
123456–11:05Arr142Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 52Berlin
123456–11:15Dep125Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 52Wangerooge - Langeoog - Norderney: Airfield - Borkum
123456–11:20Dep2Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 160Stettin - Danzig
123456–12:00Arr700British AirwaysLockheed ElectraLondon
123456–12:25Dep700British AirwaysLockheed ElectraCopenhagen - Stockholm
123456–12:35Arr1461CLS (Československá letecká společnost, Praha)Douglas DC-2Prague - Halle/Leipzig - Hannover
123456713:00Arr27Deutsche Lufthansa /
DNL (Det Norske Luftfartselskap, Oslo)
Focke-Wulf Fw 200 /
Focke-Wulf Fw 200
Oslo - Gothenburg - Copenhagen
123456–13:00Arr143Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 52Berlin
123456713:15Arr27Deutsche Lufthansa /
DNL (Det Norske Luftfartselskap, Oslo)
Focke-Wulf Fw 200 /
Focke-Wulf Fw 200
London
123456–13:20Dep143Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 52Berlin
123456713:20Dep27Deutsche Lufthansa /
DNL (Det Norske Luftfartselskap, Oslo)
Focke-Wulf Fw 200 /
Focke-Wulf Fw 200
London
123456713:35Dep27Deutsche Lufthansa /
DNL (Det Norske Luftfartselskap, Oslo)
Focke-Wulf Fw 200 /
Focke-Wulf Fw 200
Copenhagen - Gothenburg - Oslo
123456–14:35Arr700British AirwaysLockheed ElectraStockholm - Copenhagen
123456–14:55Dep700British AirwaysLockheed ElectraLondon
123456–14:55Arr144Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 52Berlin
123456–15:10Dep124Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 52Wyk - Westerland
123456–15:55Dep28Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 86Bremen - Essen/Mühlheim - Cologne - Saarbrücken
123456–16:10Arr125Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 52Borkum - Norderney: Airfield - Langeoog - Wangerooge
123456–16:15Dep1461CLS (Československá letecká společnost, Praha)Douglas DC-2Hannover - Halle/Leipzig - Prague
123456–16:25Dep142Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 52Berlin
123456–18:05Arr124Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 52Westerland - Wyk
123456–18:15Dep144Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 52Berlin
––––––718:40Dep141Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 86Berlin
123456–21:20Arr145Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 52Berlin
––––––721:20Arr145Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 52Berlin
123456–21:25Arr121Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 52Stuttgart - Frankfurt/M - Hannover
123456–21:35Dep145Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 52Kiel
123456722:20Arr126Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 52, Heinkel He 111 /
Douglas DC-2
Amsterdam - Bremen

During World War II

Situation

Hamburg Fuhlsbüttel Airport, Germany, in World War II on a US map 1943
Hamburg Fuhlsbüttel Airport in World War II on a US map from 1943 - (McMaster University Library Digital Archive, License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 CC BY-NC 2.5 CA /MULDA/)

During the Cold War

In the 1940s

Usage

Royal Air Force airfield.

Situation

Hamburg airport on a map from 1948
Hamburg airport on a map from 1948 - Among other things, the typical Royal Air Force aerodrome flashing light, for Hamburg with the Morse code HX .... -..- is recognizable.

Radio beacons

  • NDB: 414 "HX"
  • RACON: Channel EC, Code HX

Radio communication

  • Tower 6440 kc, 118.1 Mc
  • Homer (direction finder) 116.1 Mc

From the 1950s

Usage

International airport.

Situation

Map of Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel Airport, Germany, 1953
Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel 1953 - At this time, the runways are 1878 m (6162 ft) and 1463 m (4800 ft) long and have a width of 46 m (150 ft)

Today

Usage

International airport.

Airfields in the vicinity

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