Castle Friedrichshof, today the Schlosshotel Kronberg, was built 1889 by Empress Victoria. She lived here until 1901 and made this place a center of hospitality with her charme and her liberal attitude.
The Empress Frederick, founder of this house, was the widow of Frederick III, King of Prussia and German Emperor, and mother of William II, familiar to the world as the Kaiser. Sh...
In World War 1 the airfield was used as a base for maritime patrols and it played an important role in the Atlantic maritime theatre, until operational flying ceased in 1942. In 1942 the base became No.10 Radio School, a training base for aircrew wireless operators, a role it was to perform until the end of the war. The station closed in 1945.
In the Second World War, the Germans build a radar-base, named Gorilla, near Schoonrewoerd. The base had two radars of the type Würzburg-Riese.<br>
Nowadays the socle of one of these radars is still present. Near the road, opposite of the socle are also some small brick buildings and a commando-bunker.<br>
Holloman Air Force Base is home to the world's longest test track of 50,788 feet, or nearly 10 miles. It is also the fastest test track at nearly 10,000 feet per second. In April 2003, the 846th Test Squadron set the world land speed record for a railed vehicle with a recent run of 6,453 mph, or Mach 8.5.
During the First World War the German Imperial Navy operated Zeppelin airships from Tønder. The base was placed a few kilometers north of the city and was virtually self-supporting with its own gas plant, heating central and waterworks.
The CIA Drone base in Pakistan where UAV's could be seen until a recent article exposed the base. This is a new photo but much has changed at the base, including new hangers and a US made explosive resistant barrier surrounding the perimeter.