The famous 23rd June 1943 RAF reconnaissance image of the test stand.
A model of Prüfstand VII.
The author standing at the point of take-off (the red circle).
The engine test exhaust ditch - now filled with stagnant water.
The side wall of the test stand.
Looking in a similar direction today.
You need some imagination to match what remains today to the images of the past........however, there is a real sense of history to be able to stand at the exact take-off point.
One of the information boards.
In mid-1944, as the Nordhausen facility neared completion all the manufacturing plant was brought from Peenemünde and reassembled by hand by the prisoners at Mittelwerk.