General Olbricht Barracks

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General Olbricht barracks in Leipzig

The General-Olbricht-Kaserne has been the only Bundeswehr location in Leipzig since 2015 . It is named after the infantry general Friedrich Olbricht , who was involved in the assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler on July 20, 1944 .


  • Training command (AuswKdo)
  • Branch office of the MAD office 7
  • Family care center Leipzig
  • Driving training center Leipzig
  • 9th Company of Feldjägerregiment 1 (9./FJgRgt 1)
  • Sanitary supply center Leipzig
  • ZAW care center Leipzig (ZAWBetrSt)

From autumn 2015 to the beginning of 2017, part of the General-Olbricht-Kaserne served as a temporary initial reception facility for refugees in the state of Saxony .

On June 13, 2015, a nationwide Bundeswehr Day took place for the first time in history , in which the barracks in Leipzig also took part. Allied forces from Great Britain, the Netherlands and the United States were also present.


year milestone
1895-1897 Barracks
1897-1914 Royal Saxon. 8th Infantry Regiment "Prinz Johann Georg" No. 107

Royal Saxon. 2nd Uhlan Regiment No. 18

1919 Grenzjäger Battalion 12 of Grenzjägerabteilung 4
1919-1920 3. Saxon. Grenzjäger (Reichswehr) Regiment 37

3rd Kp Reichswehr Cavalry Regiment 19th

1921-1939 11th Infantry Regiment
1939-1942 11th Infantry Replacement and Training Battalion
1942-1945 Grenadier Replacement Battalion 11th

Grenadier Training Battalion 11

1949-1952 1. People's police readiness for Saxony
1952-1956 Barracked People's Police (KVP)
1956-1990 3rd artillery regiment
1956-1983 Flak regiment 3
1956-1961 Engineer Battalion 3rd
1957-1972 Panzerbataillon / Mot.-Schützen-Regiment 16
1959-1990 Topographical-geodetic unit 3
1960-1990 Radio engineering company 3, from 1974 radio engineering battalion 3
1974-1984 Panzerjägerabteilung 3
1991-1994 Telecommunications Battalion 701

Topography train 700

Driving school group Leipzig

from 1994 Staff and Telecommunications Battalion 701

9th Kp Feldjägerregiment 1 / Feldjägerdienstkommando Leipzig

Driver training center Leipzig

Military geographical location for military area VII (from 1997)

Medical center in Leipzig (from 1998)

Telecommunications Sector 702 (from 2000)

Military neighboring facilities

Before the other locations were closed, the following military facilities of the Bundeswehr were still in Leipzig :

  • Property at Bahnhofstrasse 86 (abandoned in 2015)
    • Medical center Leipzig - sub-units Bahnhofstraße (ZSan)
    • Armed Forces Hospital Leipzig (ZSan)

Due to the closure of the other - also Soviet - barracks, the General-Olbricht-Kaserne is the only remaining military base in Leipzig. All previous barracks were either converted immediately after the site was abandoned (Georg Schumann barracks, now the seat of the State Insurance Institute and the Leipzig Job Center) or are still under renovation after a long period of decay (including Kaisergärten, Parc du Soleil, Siebengrün district, Werk Engine).

Web links

"Website of the Bundeswehr Training Command"

Individual evidence

  1. ^ "General-Olbricht-Kaserne becomes the temporary reception facility of the state of Saxony for refugees" . Website of the city of Leipzig. Retrieved January 19, 2017
  2. ^ "Bundeswehr Day 2015" ( Memento of the original from January 19, 2017 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. . Website of the city of Leipzig. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  3. "Chronicle of the Georg Schumann Barracks"
  4. ^ "Schönau barracks" . in GRÜN-AS - district magazine for Grünau and the surrounding area.
  5. ^ "Location database of the National People's Army, the border troops of the GDR and the Soviet (Russian) armed forces in the GDR"
  6. "Leipzig's barracks district is becoming a chic residential address"

Coordinates: 51 ° 22 ′ 57.8 ″  N , 12 ° 21 ′ 11 ″  E