Rangsdorf is a municipality in the district of Teltow-Fläming in Brandenburg in Germany. It has an airfield [up to 1940 a genuine commercial airport] from where on 20th July 1944 Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg took off on his fateful attempt to assassinate German leader Adolf Hitler at his military headquarter in East Prussia, theWolfsschanze.
This was a must do explore for me as I have always been interested in the second world war, it was such a beautiful day when I arrived at Rangsdorf, walked around the outside area to find my way in and saw it was patrolled by security, so found my way in by crawling under a fence and putting my hand on a stinking snake in the long grass,then over the top of another fence and in.
Seeing the main control tower made me think about what Stauffenberg had done on that day, he flew to the Wolfsschanze.To kill Hitler, this was to have been his last look at Rangsdorf as he was executed some days later,
Most of these buildings are trashed out but it was well worth a look around.