Airship turning hanger Kalshorst

Karlshorst in Berlin, this explore really started to piss me off in more ways than one. visited this place three times and was caught by security twice.

The first time I was there I looked all around the perimeter of the fence to find the best way in, having found away in, I looked forward to returning the next day.


The next time I was there climbed a gate at the side, no one was around so I thought, but I was wrong just as I was getting. close to a hanger a car pulls up outside the fence, and he had spotted me,

so I made a quick escape, and he just kept driving around the perimeter for ages, so I called it a day.

My next attempt was some days later, over the fence in different area, thought to myself I am in this time. no spotted again same security in black BMW car,this time as I was walking down the road, he was following me then all of a sudden he sped past me, and parked down the road and was on his phone.

I turned into a old discussed car park and seen he was looking down the car park for me, lucky for me there was a wall at the end which I climbed over and made my escape.

Managed to get a few photos of outside buildings but no inside shots, and I have given up with this place now so there will be no ‘revisit,

History

Berlin-Biesdorf airfield (German: Flugplatz Berlin-Biesdorf, also known as Flugplatz Karlshorst) was an airfield in Berlin.
The airfield was built around 1909 and home to the Siemens & Schuckert airship building company. They operated the first movable airship hangar in the world and used it to build their semi-rigid SSL2 airship.

The hangar, 135 meters long, 25 meters wide and weighing about 1200 tonnes, was designed to be turned into the wind.
The military took over the airfield at the beginning of World War I and used it until the Treaty of Versailles came into effect.

The turning hangar was copied near Cuxhaven. The Berlin example was taken down by the Allies after World War I. The concrete base remained though. It disappeared only when the Wulheide railway emplacement was built in 1929. Part of the area is now part of the German-Russian Museum Karlshorst, the rest lies abandoned.

 

 


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