Kavelstorf: Highway Strip

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CoordinatesN540133 E0121202 (WGS84) Google Maps
Former East Germany (GDR)District of Rostock
Federal stateMecklenburg-Vorpommern (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania)
Map with location of Kavelstorf Highway Strip, Germany
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Kavelstorf

Location of airfield

Today's Autobahn A19 at the Kreuz Rostock interchange.

During the Cold War


Highway strip prepared for aircraft operations.


Motorway Berlin Rostock near Kavelstorf, East Germany, on a US satellite image 1975
The motorway near Kavelstorf on a US satellite image from 25 June 1975 - 1: At this time the motorway in this area is already straight, but the parking areas are still missing. Places: Damm, Dummerstorf, Hohen Schwarfs, Kavelstorf, Niex.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey





Kreuz Rostock interchange with Autobahn A19 and A20 - The former highway strip is marked by a red line. It is largely deconstructed, only the northern car park is still visible on the eastern side. A bit north of the center, the newly built Autobahn A 20 crosses.
Source: Landesamt für innere Verwaltung M-V, Amt für Geoinformation, Vermessung und Katasterwesen - www.geoportal-mv.de, Data licence Germany – attribution – version 2.0, www.govdata.de/dl-de/by-2-0


Northern car park
Northern car park - On the right side the blast wall is visible.
Installations at the car park
Installations at the car park


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