Battlefield Relic Folklore and Urban Legends
We are firm believers that almost all folklore and urban
legend type stories have a kernel of fact. Stories may become
exaggerated over the years, but somewhere down the line a
genuine incident occurred that spawned the legends and strange
If you served in Germany and heard any strange stories about
tunnels, secret underground military installations, hidden
hoards of aircraft or armour in underground bunkers, hangers
or mines we would love to hear from you! Please email
Tempelhof International Airport (Berlin, Germany)
Rumours of flooded tunnels filled with Tiger tanks and war
materials beneath Tempelhof International Airport have been
reported by US military personnel who served in the area in
the 1960's. Thus far unsubstantiated.
Merrell Barracks (Nuremberg, Germany)
Rumours of secret rooms and tunnels under Merrell Barracks
have circulated amongst US Army personnel for many years.
Prior to the American occupation the barracks were used by the
SS as a signals school. Some of the rumours have suggested
that there may have been a secret bunker under the site used
for storage of high value items or even a hiding place for
Hitler himself. Thus far unsubstantiated.
Giebelstadt Army Airfield (Giebelstadt, Germany)
Rumoured home to a complex of underground aircraft hangers. An
American group of aviation enthusiasts are currently involved
in a project to locate WWII German aircraft hidden in
underground hangers, Gieblestadt Airfield is probably right at
the top of their list of places to search.