August 25, 2016

Soviet Airfield R.

After our exploration of the Insane Asylum, Freddy and I drove to our next spot - a former Soviet military airfield. Some of you may know the place as the area of the annual "Fusion Festival" which is being held here since 1997 using twelve hardened aircraft shelters as stages.
The larger part of the airfield however has been turned into an airpark, and a lot of the shelters are still unused, and we wanted to check those out.
We got lucky with the weather - as soon as we got there, the clouds cleared and the sun came out to shine on...a lot of old airplanes! There is a small museum on the area, which doesn't seem to have been open for quite some time. There was a note on the door saying that it is closed due to illness, but the state of the exhibits suggests that this illness has been going on for some time.

So we started by checking out all the airplaners and other stuff standing around the museum building before we went on to check out the shelters.
Walking to the shelters was really easy - there were no fences, and we could just wander around the airfield (which is still being used for private flying) as much as we wanted.
We had planned to check out a bunker near the airfield as well, but it was getting late, the bunker would have taken some time to walk to, and we had one more stop to make, so we decided against that. Later, I found out that this was the right decision since the bunker is being used by the German Emergency Management Agency for drills, so there wouldn't have been a chance to get in.

The shelters weren't as spectacular as we'd hoped, but the sun made for a nice scenery - and the old airplanes were a great find!

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