The history of the runway in Munich-Riem begins in 1937, at which time the airport was opened Munich-Riem built as the successor to the Oberwiesenfeld airfield. In 1939 the Riem airport was completed and starts flight operations. Due to the Second World War, the new one Munich airport, however, was destroyed by 70% at the end of the war. The renovation work is starting quickly.
The runway was renovated in 1948 07R / 25L with a length of 1900 in length and 60 meters in width put into operation again at Munich Airport, extended by a further 700 meters in 1958.
Because of an urgently needed renovation of the runway, the Munich Airport will be completely closed to air traffic for 3 weeks from 11th to 31st August 1969 will.
In 1969, Munich Airport was actually closed for almost a month - no longer imaginable today! Flights were among other things to Nuremberg and Stuttgart diverted. During the renovation, around 120,000 tons of building material were used to expand the runway 07R / 25L to its final length of 2804 m.
On May 16, 1992 Lufthansa “Freising” was the last aircraft to take off from runway 07R / 25L at Munich-Riem Airport at around 11 p.m., Munich-Riem Airport was closed and relocated to Erdinger Moos.
The old runway was later used for some events and finally had to give way to the New Munich Trade Fair Center.
Today a minimal (possibly modernized) section of the runway in Munich-Riem has been preserved, but it can only be reached on foot / by bike. The section was retained for the 2005 Buga exhibition "Ingold Airlines".
In the course of the Second World War, Munich Airport was also bombed several times. On March 24, 1945, around 80 Allied planes approached the airport area. The target of the destruction was the airport itself, the radio transmission station between Gronsdorf and Salmdorf, as well as the railway line between Gronsdorf and Trudering and the surrounding area around the Riem district of Munich. In between […]
On November 22, 1949, in addition to the airport restaurant with ballroom, beer parlor and sun terrace, as well as 10 new hotel rooms directly in the airport, the new 1907 meter long and 60 meter wide runway at Munich Airport went into operation. On the new runway, which was built using bituminous construction and hardened in a special process, [...]