AARTAL KASERNE

HERBORN-SEELBACH GERMAN

(Source: WIKIPEDIA)

The Aartal-Kaserne was a location of the Bundeswehr and the US Army in Herborn-Seelbach in central Hesse from 1966 to 1993.

In March 1962, the then Minister of Defense Franz Josef Strauß had decided to build a Bundeswehr site near the central Hessian town of Herborn to protect the Bellersdorf special ammunition depot, where both German and American soldiers were to be accommodated. The former municipality of Herbornseelbach was then chosen as the location.

In May 1966, the first soldiers moved into the new barracks, which had not yet been completely completed. They were advance soldiers of the Transport Battalion for Special Weapons SW 83 and the Fernspähkompanie 300. The official handover of the site took place on 6 September 1967 and the Aartal barracks were closed on 30 September 1993.

The Aartal barracks consisted of two parts, the German one in the west and the American one in the east. Under the barracks there is still a large bunker complex. For the soldiers and their families, a new housing estate of multi-family and terraced houses was built in the 1960s between Aartal-Kaserne and Herborn-Seelbach. There was also an American school.

Today, the former barracks are used as a commercial and residential area.

The Aartal barracks consisted of two parts, the German one in the west and the American one in the east. Under the barracks there is still a large bunker complex. For the soldiers and their families, a new housing estate of multi-family and terraced houses was built in the 1960s between Aartal-Kaserne and Herborn-Seelbach. There was also an American school.

Today, the former barracks are used as a commercial and residential area.

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