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Stadtteil of Braunschweig
Church in Völkenrode.
Church in Völkenrode.
Coat of arms of Braunschweig-Völkenrode
Coat of arms
Braunschweig-Völkenrode  is located in Germany
Location of Völkenrode within Braunschweig
Braunschweig-Mappe (Völkenrode markiert).png
Coordinates: 52°18′17″N 10°26′33″E / 52.30472°N 10.44250°E / 52.30472; 10.44250Coordinates: 52°18′17″N 10°26′33″E / 52.30472°N 10.44250°E / 52.30472; 10.44250
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Braunschweig urban district
City Braunschweig
Population (2013-12-31)
 • Total 1,731
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 38112
Dialling codes 0531
Vehicle registration BS

Völkenrode is a quarter of Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, Germany. Völkenrode, formerly a municipality on its own and part of the district of Braunschweig, was incorporated into the city of Braunschweig in 1974.[1] Today, it is part of the Stadtbezirk Lehndorf-Watenbüttel.

During the Second World War, it was home to the Luftfahrtforschungsanstalt (Aeronautical Research Institute, LFA), a secret facility for airframe, aeroengine, and aircraft weapons testing.[2]

Völkenrode, and the LFA, were visited postwar by the British Ministry of Aircraft Production survey team, headed by Sir Roy Fedden.[3] Today, the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt and the former Federal Agricultural Research Centre are located on the former LFA site.


  1. ^ "Kreisfreie Stadt Braunschweig" (PDF) (in German). statistik.niedersachsen.de. 
  2. ^ Christopher, John. The Race for Hitler's X-Planes (The Mill, Gloucestershire: History Press, 2013), pp.25 and 40, and map p.26.
  3. ^ Christopher, pp.9-10.

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