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Burg Ramstein

- castle ruins, and current restaurant and hotel along the road between the towns of Butzweiler and Kordel

constructed: 1300-1325
destroyed: 18 September 1689, by the French
location: Landstrasse 43

* Butzweiler population: 1,550, the area was the source of the stone used in the construction of Port Nigra, the second century Roman gate in the city of Trier. A US Army Nike and Hawk air defense missile site was located outside Butzweiler 1962-1992, a.k.a. Welschbillig Nike and Hawk Site. The towns of Kordel and Kimmlingen are nearby.

More photos at Picasa: Butzweiler Hawk Missile Site, US Army 1972-1975


pre-electric train near Burg Ramstein headed to Kordel in 1972.

Barracks, Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 62nd ADA

the Hawk missile site barracks sits on top of one of the steep hills that separate the towns of Butzweiler and Kordel.

  • Last visit to Butzweiler: May 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Apr 2, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    Enjoyed looking at photos of my old unit. Was stationed with 2/62 from march1971 thru july 1973. Good memories.


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