The airfield is located on the northern slope of 950.2 meters above sea level high Wasserkuppe about five kilometers north of Gersfeld. Poppenhausen is located about five kilometers west-southwest and Wüstensachsen (main town of Ehrenberg) about five kilometers east. The airfield itself is located at 902 m above sea level. NN and is the highest of the approximately 400 airfields in Germany. It is classified as a special landing site and, with up to 18,000 aircraft movements a year, is one of the busiest special landing sites in Germany. (... from Wiki)
August 25, 2019
The airport on the Wasserkuppe is at the place where glider flying is said to have been "invented". Already in 1911, gliding pioneers started their first flight tests with gliders on tree-free Wasserkuppe in the Hessian Rhön. Over time, the site became a popular airport for gliders and small motor planes.
January 25, 2020
The German Glider Museum with model flight was built on the Hessian Wasserkuppe in 1987 and expanded in 2006. With around 4000 m² of exhibition space, it is the largest museum of its kind. The museum operates its own workshop in the basement of the museum, in which aircraft are restored for the exhibition.
In the museum located on the highest mountain in the Rhön, the history, including the flight pioneers, and the development of gliding are shown, from the simple Lilienthal glider to the modern plastic glider. In the area of model flight, which has a long tradition on the Wasserkuppe, numerous exhibits are also on display.
December 1, 2019
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