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Cottbus Air Base

Cottbus Air Base
Flugplatz Cottbus-Nord
CottbusAirBase is located in Germany
Location of airport in Germany
Airport type Military
Operator Flugplatzmuseum Cottbus
Location Cottbus
Elevation AMSL 220 ft / 67 m
Direction Length Surface
ft m
08/26 7,741 2,360 Concrete
Source: Military Airfield Directory

Cottbus Air Base (ICAO: ETHT) is a former military airport 2 km (1.2 miles) north-west of Cottbus in Brandenburg, Germany.


During World War II the air base in Cottbus was used by the Luftwaffe and during the 1970s and '80s by the National People's Army. Following German reunification until 2004, the air base was also used by the Bundeswehr.[1]


The airport is currently closed to air-traffic, although the concrete paved runway has been designated for use by cargo flights in the event of an emergency. There is an aerospace museum on site.


Having been bought by the local government in 2007,[2] the city of Cottbus plans to turn the former air base into an industrial park, creating around 1,000 jobs.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Flugplatz Cottbus". Military Airfield Directory (in German). Retrieved 10 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Flugplatz Cottbus-Nord im Süden Brandenburgs verkauft".  
  3. ^ "The Property".  
  4. ^ Becker, Jürgen (25 July 2007). "Auf Ex-Flugplatz Cottbus-Nord sollen 1000 Jobs entstehen". Lausitzer Rundschau (in German). Retrieved 10 January 2010. 

External links

  • Cottbus Aerospace Museum (German)
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