Google Earth Hacks | File Downloads | Categories | Most Popular | Newest | Top Rated | By State | By Country
Google Earth Hacks Login | Register    
Logging in will reduce the number of ads that you see    
(advanced search)

Subscribe in a reader Get updates by e-mail Follow GEH on Twitter Follow Mickey on Twitter

Dig Deeper

Google Earth Plug-in: Dortmund old airport Brackel (with overlay)

Info Map Comments (0) Related Files

1925 the airport Dortmund Brackel was opened with the route Copenhagen-Hamburg-Bremen-Dortmund-Frankfurt/Main-Stuttgart-Zurich and soon after following cities came on to direct flights: Hannover, Berlin, Halle, Leipzig, Bremen, Hamburg, Frankfurt/Main and Amsterdam.

1928 8,000 take offs and landings and was the second most important airport in Western Germany. Only Cologne was more important.

1930 there were 120,000 spectators on the airport because the zeppeliner Graf Zeppelin was landing. 1939 the civil use was closed and the german luftwaffe took over until they left on march 28th. 1945.

After the war the Royal Air Force and later the british Rhinearmy took over until they left.
You can still see the old buildings of the military airport at the southern part of the airport.
The first buildings were demolished 2003.

Today it houses a golf course and the german football team Borrussia Dortmund has their traing grounds here.

The overlay is an old german plan of the airport.

Link with interesting photos, text in german:

Embed this file on your site:


Google Earth Hacks is not affiliated with Google in any way

"Google" and "Google Earth" are trademarks of Google Inc.

Google Earth Hacks © 2005 - 2018 MickMel, Inc - Privacy Statement

GEH in the News - GEH en Espaᯬ - GEH auf Deutsch - GEH en Fran硩s