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Truppenübungsplatz Lehnin (Lehnin military training area) is a military training area in Potsdam-Mittelmark in the state of Brandenburg in Germany.
The Lehnin military training area is located approximately 25 km southwest of Potsdam surrounded by Brandenburg pine forests. The name comes from the town of Lehnin, where a Cistercian abbey was founded in 1180. Today the Lehnin monastery today houses the Luise-Henrietten-Stift of the Evangelical Landeskirche Berlin-Brandenburg.
Potsdam is the capital and largest city of the German federal state of Brandenburg. It directly borders the German capital, Berlin, and is part of the Berlin/Brandenburg Metropolitan Region. It is situated on the River Havel 24 kilometres southwest of Berlin's city centre.
Brandenburg is a state of Germany.
The following cities and municipalities border the Lehnin military headquarters (clockwise from the north): Emstal, Busendorf, Kanin, Fichtenwalde, Borkwalde, Neuendorf, Brück, Freienthal, Damelang, Cammer, Rädel and Kloster Lehnin.
Borkwalde is a municipality in the Potsdam-Mittelmark district, in Brandenburg, Germany.
Neuendorf is a district of Brück in the Brandenburg district Potsdam-Mittelmark.
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The management of the site moved to Brück in 2005. Since April 1, 2007, the training area has been run by the Klietz military training centre in the district of Stendal.
Hansestadt Stendal is a town in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is the capital of Stendal District and unofficial capital of the Altmark region.
Lehnin was established in 1956 under the cover name "Dunkelkammer" for the National People's Army (Nationale Volksarmee, NVA) of the GDR. In 1984, the construction of the Rauhberg site began, and was released for use in 1989. The paratroopers of the NVA (Luftsturmregiment 40) were stationed in the course of the 1980s before being moved to the northern edge of the exercise site.
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In October 1990, the Bundeswehr took over the place, which further expanded the site in the following period.
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