Munich: Oberwiesenfeld Airfield

München

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

Location

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

General

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

Images

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

Situation

Map of airfields in Munich 1932
München Oberwiesenfeld 1932

Overview

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.

Hangars

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.

Workshops

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.

Connections

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.

Timetable

Spring/Summer 1939

The timetable for spring/summer of 1939 shows the following scheduled flights:
(Days: 1=Monday ... 7=Sunday)
9 Berlin (Tempelhof) - Munich (Oberwiesenfeld) - Venice (San Nicolò di Lido) - Rome (Littorio/Urbe)
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Junkers Ju 52 / Ala Littoria, Savoia Marchetti S 75:
    123456– | Berlin 11:25 - 13:50 Munich 14:20 - 16:05 Venice 16:25 - 18:20 Rome
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Junkers Ju 52 / Ala Littoria, Savoia Marchetti S 75:
    123456– | Rome 08:00 - 09:55 Venice 10:15 - 12:00 Munich 12:20 - 14:45 Berlin
10 Berlin (Tempelhof) - Halle/Leipzig (Schkeuditz) - Nuremberg (Marienberg) - Munich (Oberwiesenfeld)
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Junkers Ju 52:
    123456– | Berlin 13:30 - 14:20 Halle/Leipzig 14:30 - 15:40 Nuremberg 15:50 - 16:40 Munich
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Junkers Ju 52:
    ––––––7 | Berlin 18:30 - 19:20 Halle/Leipzig 19:30 - 20:40 Nuremberg 20:50 - 21:40 Munich
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Junkers Ju 52:
    123456– | Munich 07:30 - 08:30 Nuremberg 08:30 - 09:40 Halle/Leipzig 09:50 - 10:40 Berlin
25 Berlin (Tempelhof) - Nuremberg (Marienberg) - Munich (Oberwiesenfeld)
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Junkers Ju 52:
    123456– | Berlin 19:25 - 21:15 Nuremberg 21:30 - 22:20 Munich
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Junkers Ju 52:
    123456– | Munich 19:00 - 19:50 Nuremberg 20:05 - 21:55 Berlin
26 Halle/Leipzig (Schkeuditz) - Nuremberg (Marienberg) - Munich (Oberwiesenfeld)
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Heinkel He 111:
    123456– | Halle/Leipzig 08:55 - 09:55 Nuremberg 10:05 - 10:50 Munich
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Heinkel He 111:
    123456– | Munich 16:55 - 17:40 Nuremberg 17:50 - 18:50 Halle/Leipzig
31 London (Croydon) - Brussels (Haren) - Frankfurt (Rhein/Main) - Munich (Oberwiesenfeld) - Wien (Aspern)
  • Sabena:
    1234567 | London 08:45 - 10:00 Brussels 10:15 - 11:30 Frankfurt/M
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Focke-Wulf Fw 200:
    Frankfurt/M 12:00 - 13:10 Munich 13:30 - 14:50 Vienna
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Focke-Wulf Fw 200:
    1234567 | Vienna 15:20 - 16:50 Munich 17:20 - 18:40 Frankfurt/M
  • Sabena:
    1234567 | Frankfurt/M 19:10 - 20:30 Brussels 20:45 - 22:10 London
35 Berlin (Tempelhof) - Chemnitz - Karlsbad (Espenthor) (Karlovy Vary) - Munich (Oberwiesenfeld)
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Junkers Ju 52:
    123456– | Berlin 07:05 - 08:10 Chemnitz 08:20 - 08:50 Karlsbad 09:00 - 10:20 Munich
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Junkers Ju 52:
    123456– | Berlin - Chemnitz - Karlsbad - Munich
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Junkers Ju 52:
    123456– | Munich 15:40 - 17:00 Karlsbad 17:10 - 17:40 Chemnitz 17:50 - 18:55 Berlin
41 Budapest (Budaörs) - Wien (Aspern) - Salzburg (Maxglan) - Munich (Oberwiesenfeld) - Zürich (Dübendorf)
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Junkers Ju 52 / Malert (Magyar Légiforgalmi R.T., Budapest), ?:
    123456– | Budapest 07:40 - 08:45 Vienna 09:10 - 10:30 Salzburg 10:40 - 11:20 Munich 11:40 - 12:55 Zurich
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Junkers Ju 52 / Malert (Magyar Légiforgalmi R.T., Budapest), ?:
    123456– | Zurich 14:25 - 15:30 Munich 15:55 - 16:35 Salzburg 16:50 - 18:05 Vienna 18:35 - 19:35 Budapest
45 Essen/Mühlheim - Cologne (Butzweilerhof) - Frankfurt (Rhein/Main) - Nuremberg (Marienberg) - Munich (Oberwiesenfeld)
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Junkers Ju 52:
    123456– | Essen/Mühlheim 17:10 - 17:30 Cologne 17:45 - 18:35 Frankfurt/M 18:45 - 19:45 Nuremberg 20:00 - 20:50 Munich
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Junkers Ju 52:
    123456– | Essen/Mühlheim - Cologne - Frankfurt/M - Nuremberg - Munich
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Junkers Ju 52:
    123456– | Munich 08:05 - 08:55 Nuremberg 09:05 - 10:15 Frankfurt/M 10:30 - 11:20 Cologne 11:30 - 11:50 Essen/Mühlheim
52 Stuttgart (Böblingen) - Munich (Oberwiesenfeld)
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Junkers Ju 160:
    123456– | Stuttgart 12:25 - 13:15 Munich
    (01 May - 07 October 1939)
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Junkers Ju 160:
    123456– | Munich 17:00 - 17:50 Stuttgart
    (01 May - 07 October 1939)
1081 Zürich (Dübendorf) - St. Gallen (Altenrhein) - Munich (Oberwiesenfeld)
  • Swissair, DH 89 Rapide:
    123456– | Zurich 09:15 - 09:40 St. Gallen 09:50 - 10:50 Munich
  • Swissair, DH 89 Rapide:
    123456– | Munich 15:00 - 16:00 St. Gallen 16:15 - 16:40 Zurich
PF173 Cologne (Butzweilerhof) - Frankfurt (Rhein/Main) - Nuremberg (Marienberg) - Munich (Oberwiesenfeld)
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Junkers Ju 52:
    –234567 | Cologne 01:20 - 02:10 Frankfurt/M 03:15 - 04:15 Nuremberg 04:30 - 05:20 Munich
    Air mail and freight transport only; not from Sundays to Mondays
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Junkers Ju 52:
    1234567 | Munich 22:25 - 23:15 Nuremberg 23:30 - 00:30 Frankfurt/M 01:30 - 02:20 Cologne
    Air mail and freight transport only; not from Sundays to Mondays
PF179 Berlin (Tempelhof) - Munich (Oberwiesenfeld) - Wien (Aspern)
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Junkers Ju 52:
    –234567 | Berlin 00:00 - 02:30 Munich 02:50 - 04:35 Vienna
    Air mail and freight transport only; not from Sundays to Mondays
  • Deutsche Lufthansa, Junkers Ju 52:
    1234567 | Vienna 23:00 - 00:50 Munich 01:05 - 03:35 Berlin
    Air mail and freight transport only; not from Sundays to Mondays
Departures and arrivals by time
DaysTimeDep/ArrRouteOperatorAircraft typeto/from
123456700:50ArrPF179Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 52Vienna
123456701:05DepPF179Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 52Berlin
–23456702:30ArrPF179Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 52Berlin
–23456702:50DepPF179Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 52Vienna
–23456705:20ArrPF173Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 52Cologne - Frankfurt/M - Nuremberg
123456–07:30Dep10Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 52Nuremberg - Halle/Leipzig - Berlin
123456–08:05Dep45Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 52Nuremberg - Frankfurt/M - Cologne - Essen/Mühlheim
123456–10:20Arr35Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 52Berlin - Chemnitz - Karlsbad
123456–10:50Arr26Deutsche LufthansaHeinkel He 111Halle/Leipzig - Nuremberg
123456–10:50Arr1081SwissairDH 89 RapideZurich - St. Gallen
123456–11:20Arr41Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 52 /
?
Budapest - Vienna - Salzburg
123456–11:40Dep41Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 52 /
?
Zurich
123456–12:00Arr9Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 52 /
Savoia Marchetti S 75
Rome - Venice
123456–12:20Dep9Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 52 /
Savoia Marchetti S 75
Berlin
13:10Arr31Deutsche LufthansaFocke-Wulf Fw 200Frankfurt/M
123456–13:15Arr52Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 160Stuttgart
13:30Dep31Deutsche LufthansaFocke-Wulf Fw 200Vienna
123456–13:50Arr9Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 52 /
Savoia Marchetti S 75
Berlin
123456–14:20Dep9Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 52 /
Savoia Marchetti S 75
Venice - Rome
123456–15:00Dep1081SwissairDH 89 RapideSt. Gallen - Zurich
123456–15:30Arr41Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 52 /
?
Zurich
123456–15:40Dep35Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 52Karlsbad - Chemnitz - Berlin
123456–15:55Dep41Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 52 /
?
Salzburg - Vienna - Budapest
123456–16:40Arr10Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 52Berlin - Halle/Leipzig - Nuremberg
123456716:50Arr31Deutsche LufthansaFocke-Wulf Fw 200Vienna
123456–16:55Dep26Deutsche LufthansaHeinkel He 111Nuremberg - Halle/Leipzig
123456–17:00Dep52Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 160Stuttgart
123456717:20Dep31Deutsche LufthansaFocke-Wulf Fw 200Frankfurt/M
123456–19:00Dep25Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 52Nuremberg - Berlin
123456–20:50Arr45Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 52Essen/Mühlheim - Cologne - Frankfurt/M - Nuremberg
––––––721:40Arr10Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 52Berlin - Halle/Leipzig - Nuremberg
123456–22:20Arr25Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 52Berlin - Nuremberg
123456722:25DepPF173Deutsche LufthansaJunkers Ju 52Nuremberg - Frankfurt/M - Cologne

Images

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
Gate
Enlargement: Gate
Aircraft Junkers F-13 at Munich Oberwiesenfeld
Enlargement: Aircraft Junkers F-13

During World War II

Usage

Luftwaffe airfield.

Situation

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

Situation

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

Runways

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

Today

Usage

Closed.

Situation

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

Links

Image sources

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