Munich: Oberwiesenfeld Airfield


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Coordinates: N481040 E0113254 (WGS84) Google Maps
Location Indicator: DDOW


Federal State (Freestate) of Bayern (Bavaria).
Map with location of Munich Oberwiesenfeld airfield
Germany during the Cold War


Oberwiesenfeld was an airfield in the urban area of Munich. In World War II it was used by the Luftwaffe. From 1945 to the mid 1950s the field was occupied by the US Army. Subsequently, it was used for general aviation, until flight operations were finally stopped in 1968. Then the area was reconstructed to the Olympiapark, for for the Olympic Summer Games 1972.

German Empire until 1918


Departure Zeppelin Oberwiesenfeld 1909
Departure of Zeppelin on 02 April 1909 - (Stadtarchiv München, DE-1992-FS-NL-PETT3-0005, photographer Pettendorfer, License CC BY-ND 4.0)
Image airship Viktoria Luise Oberwiesenfeld 1914
Airship Viktoria Luise at Oberwiesenfeld in 1914 - (Stadtarchiv München, DE-1992-FS-NL-KV-1585)
Picture airship with no smoking sign
Enlargement: No smoking sign
Picture of airship bow Viktoria Luise
Enlargement: Bow

During the 1920s/1930s


Map of airfields in Munich 1932
München Oberwiesenfeld 1932


Map of Munich Oberwiesenfeld airfield 1932
Munich Oberwiesenfeld airfield in 1932
Aerial picture of Munich Oberwiesenfeld airfield 1932
Aerial picture ca. 1932

Airfield characteristics at daytime

The airport is located on the northern edge of the city. A 96 m high gas tank is located west of the airport. Freestanding airplane hangar in the shape of a half cube. The center of the movement area is designated by a smoking stove in a white-circle. Windsock at the eastern radio mast.

Airfield characteristics at night

No permanent night lighting. On request at the air traffic control or the airport manager homing fire on the tower of the exhibition center, 5 km south of the airport Oberwiesenfeld and 15 km south of the airport Munich-Schleissheim. Fire height 571.49 m above sea level. Type of fire: Osram projection light 220 volt, 3000 watts.
Ident: Blk. Gr. 3.
Blink 0,4 s
Pause 3,8 s
Blink 0,4 s
Pause 3,8 s
Blink 0,4 s
Pause 16,2 s
Repeat 25,0 s
The floodlight on the tower of the Deutsches Museum serves as a further homing fire. The interior of the aircraft hangar is illuminated by 16 lamps of 500 watts each, the ramp in front of the hangar by 16 lamps of 1000 watts each. The gasometer, the chimneys of the factories on the west, north and east side of the airport, as well as the tops of the antennas on the administrative building are marked with red obstacle fires on request. At request to the airport administration or air traffic control, landing lights of red, white and green fires in the wind direction. Land from green over white to red, to the right of the row.

Runways, taxiways, aprons

Terrain: Good sod on gravel.
Shortest rolling-field length: 1000 meters in all directions.

Radio communication

Communication station: Call sign ddp. Aviation ground radio and direction finding station for communication and direction finding with airplanes. Call wave 333 kHz (900 m). Radio and cable station, connected to the international air traffic communication network.

Weather station

Available at the airport.


1 aircraft hangar 70,0 x 82,0 m, height 20 m.
Gate width: 2 gates 60 m, 2 gates 30 m. Gate height: 10 m.
In the hangar running saddle of 2.0 t load capacity.


Include all necessary equipment for the repair of wooden aircraft and small repairs of metal aircraft. Charging station for accumulators up to 12 volts. Type of current: 220/370 volts AC. Stock of spare parts of all kinds.

Fuel equipment

Underground tank system for 90 000 l, as well as several sheds for barrel storage. The standard fuel of D. L. H. is available in considerable quantities at all times, in smaller quantities also the special products of the large fuel groups, as well as lubricants.

Gas for airships

Coal gas in the gas station in the immediate vicinity of the airport.

First aid in the case of accidents

Medical room and staff at the airport. Several doctors in the immediate vicinity of the airport.

Customs, post office, passport:

Passport and customs office as well as post office with telephone - without telegraph - in the airport administration building.

Accommodation of passengers

In the city.


Shuttle service of Südd. Luft Hansa A. G. to the scheduled airplanes. Taxi cabs on call at any time.
/FHB 1928/
Kraftdroschken auf Anruf zu erhalten. Vorortbahn nach München.


Image Munich Oberwiesenfeld airfield ca. 1930
Picture ca. 1930 - (ETH-Bibliothek Zürich, Bildarchiv / Fotograf: Unbekannt / Ans_08718-080-AL / Public Domain Mark)
Aircraft and building
Enlargement: Aircraft and building
Enlargement: Gate
Aircraft Junkers F-13 at Munich Oberwiesenfeld
Enlargement: Aircraft Junkers F-13

During World War II


Luftwaffe airfield.


Map of airfields in the Munich area in 1944
Munich Oberwiesenfeld airfield in World War II on a US map from 1944 - (McMaster University Library Digital Archive, License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 CC BY-NC 2.5 CA /MULDA/)

During the Cold War


Map of Munich airspace with Oberwiesenfeld airfield in 1954
Munich airspace with Oberwiesenfeld airfield in 1954


Date for 1958
  • 01/19: 700 m x 60 m Grass
  • 10/28: 700 m x 60 Grass





Orthophoto 2015 of Olympiapark, Oberwiesenfeld airfield
Orthophoto 2015 of Olympiapark, on the area of the former Oberwiesenfeld airfield


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