December 1930, Kummersdorf selected for missile development.
July 1931, The German Army Ordnance Office formalise its rocket develoment program.
August 1932, Rudolf Nebel contacts the German Army and proposes the use of liquid fuel rockets as war missiles.
October 1932, Wernher von Braun joins the German Army Ordnance Office rocket program at Kummersdorf.
December 1932, Rocket test stand explosion at Kummersdorf. No one was injured and more stringent safety precautions were taken in the future.
July 1934, Liquid rocket explosion kills three. Dr Kurt Wahmke and two technicians were testing a 90% H2O2/Alcohol combination at Kummersdorf when the chamber exploded, killing them.
During 1936, A 300 kgf engine was installed in a Junkers 'Junior' aircraft fuselage at Kummersdorf. This was the first rocket engine installation in an aircraft.
March 1939. Hitler visits Kummersdorf-West
September 1939 . Goering tours Kummersdorf-West, unlike Hitler he was enthusiastic about the potential of rocket technology.
1945 - 1993/4 Site used as a Soviet Miltary base in East Germany
- What's New
- Checkpoint Alpha
- Checkpoint Bravo
- Derelict Air Museum
- Erich Steinfurth Sanatorium
- Forst Z
- Hannover Expo
- Hohenlychen Sanatorium
- Hotel Schöne Aussicht
- Iraqi Embassy
- Kent School
- Lazarett T
- Lenin Hospital
- Missile Base
- NSA Listening Station
- Rangsdorf Flugplatz
- Schloss R
- Sperenberg Flugplatz
- Stasi Bunker
- Zeppelin Bunker