You’ll Never Guess What’s Inside This Massive Old German Aircraft Hangar. Hint: It’s Awesome

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Image: Sean Gallup/Getty Images
Image: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Looming large amid the thick forest of north-east Germany, this gargantuan structure dominates the landscape. Dwarfing the trees which surround it, the other-worldly construction stands more than 350 feet tall.

Image: DerFussi/Wikimedia Commons
Image: DerFussi

Situated around 40 miles south of the German capital of Berlin, deep in the Brandenburg countryside, the epic building was once an aircraft hangar. It has a fascinating history – but perhaps what’s most incredible about it is the purpose it serves today.

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Image: Sean Gallup/Getty Images
Image: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

The land surrounding the dome – formerly known as the Brand-Briesen Airfield – was put to use as an airfield by Germany’s Nazi regime in the 1930s. Constructed during the build-up to the Second World War, it was used by the German air force as a training center for new Luftwaffe pilots.

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