Auf dem Rollfeld der Rosinenbomber am Tempelhofer Feld – S-Bahn Berlin
S-Bahn Berlin planned a hike.
February 28, 2019
"The history of raisin bombers is probably one of the most touching from the postwar period. Just recently, the GIs bombarded the German cities with bombs and now it's time for cross-national cohesion. Because the Western powers had put together their zones in Berlin just as well and without questions, the Russians have shut down - and Berlin as well. The western districts got nüschts more: no food, no coal, no medication. The only change: over the sky. In no time at all an airlift was set up and from West Germany flew every minute American and British transport planes de urgently needed Fressalien to Berlin. And because jab for the kids and sweetet, you quickly got a new nickname for the plane: raisin bomber. Over a year, the supplies were flown in and the starving West Berlin alive. Perhaps the best way to reconcile Germans and Americans after the war. "The starting point for your round over the Tempelhofer Feld is the Tempelhof S-Bahn station, which you can reach by taking the S41, S42, S45 and S46 lines. From here you cross the Tempelhofer Damm and then you already stand on the wide area of the old airfield. If you are standing here for the first time on the old runway, it will make you speechless at the sight. But do not dream, because racing cyclists, inline skaters, skateboarders and unicyclists rush past you on the tarmac. On the meadows between the runways, people lie in the sun, picnicking, playing and making music - a great atmosphere.You leave the airfield at the Columbiadamm and reach the place of the airlift and the old airport terminal a little later. From here it goes through the cozy aviation district with its garden city center back to the S-Bahn Tempelhof.
March 1, 2019