Airlifft Memorial

Faßberg

    BERLIN Airlift in Fassberg

    An exhibition about the Berlin blockade and airlift

     

    Established in 1948, the airlift of the Allied Forces was a gigantic undertaking that required enormous logistics and made friends of former enemies.

     

    The Berlin Airlift Memorial in Fassberg gives an impression of the efforts and motives of the Allies to guarantee the freedom of Berlin.

     

    Fassberg air base was one of the most important pillars of the airlift as the Royal Air Force Station Fassberg ensured the supply of coal to Berlin. British and American aircraft a total of 539,112 tons of coal into blockaded Berlin and statistics counted up to 450 takeoffs and landings per day.

     

    Original documents and exhibits in three Nissen huts and two enclosed railway carriages illustrate how the Allied wheel-work ran. The "FASSBERG FLYER", a C-47 of the US Air Force that was used at Fassberg airbase, rounds off the exhibition.

     

    "... look upon this city and realise that you cannot abandon this city and these people, you must not abandon them," said the mayor of the time, Ernst Reuter, in his appeal to the world community in 1948.

     

    Guided tours for groups after registration at the Technical Training Center of the German Air Force (telephone: see below), from 5 persons. Dates for individual tours will be available again as of April.

     

    Opening hours: 17 March to 15 October 2018 Mon to Thu and Sat and Sun from 1 to 5 p.m.


    Map
    Map: Airlifft Memorial
    Location
    Fliegerhorst
    29328 Faßberg

    Phone
    Informationen 05055 / 17-20115
    Fax
    Anfragen 05055/ 17-20109
    opening hours
    17. März bis 14. Oktober 2018 (außer freitags) 13:00 - 17:00
    Freitags geschlossen
    Zur Zeit Winterpause
    Preise
    Gruppen-Führungen ab 5 Personen 20,00 €
    Eintritt pro Person 3,00 €