HINDENBURG KASERNE

ANSBACH GERMANY

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Hindenburg Kaserne, also known as Hindenburg Barracks, was a former military garrison, located near in the Zellerau district in the city of Würzburg, in Franconia, Germany. The kaserne (English: barracks), was situated between Weißenburgstraße, Mainaustraße and Moscheeweg. It was active as a military base between 1935 and 1993.

Construction began on the kaserne in 1934. In 1935 it was named in honor of Paul von Hindenburg, a field marshal who commanded the German army in World War I and who was elected as President of the German Reich in 1925. In 1935 the kaserne was given over to the Wehrmacht. Hindenburg Kaserne was occupied by the II Abteilung des Artillerie-Regiments 93 (English: 2nd Battalion (Heavy), 93rd Artillery Regiment) on 12 October 1937. This unit saw action in the Polish Campaign as part of the XVI Army Corps (Wehrmacht), and the French Campaign as part of the IV Army Corps (Wehrmacht).

Following World War II, Hindenburg Kaserne was occupied by the U.S. Army from 1945 until its closure in 1993.