2) Why does the Bundeswehr leave the site?

As part of the Bun­des­wehr’s reo­ri­en­ta­ti­on, nume­rous Bun­des­wehr loca­ti­ons throughout Ger­ma­ny have been rest­ruc­tu­red, sca­led down or aban­do­ned sin­ce the 1990s.

Mili­ta­ry air traf­fic at the Fürs­ten­feld­bruck site was alrea­dy stop­ped in 1997. On Octo­ber 26, 2011, the Federal Minis­try of Defence announ­ced that it would also trans­fer the mili­ta­ry pro­per­ties in the Fürs­ten­feld­bruck muni­ci­pal area. This marks the start of the com­ple­te clo­sure of the site, which is plan­ned for 2026 accord­ing to the cur­rent situation.

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