Lehesten is a town in the Thuringian Forest
Thuringian Forest
The Thuringian Forest running northwest to southeast, forms a continuous stretch of ancient rounded mountains posing ample difficulties in transit routing save through a few navigable passes in the southern reaches of the German state of Thuringia. It is about long and wide...

, 20 km southeast of Saalfeld.

WWII V-2 facility

After an August 1944 http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://www.schlier.at/linked/hannes%2520koch%2520-%2520schlier%2520kz%2520redl-zipf%252016-09-08.pdf&ei=v9YKSt-oJoWeM9Kr0NAL&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=2&ct=result&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dredl-zipf%2Bexplosion%26hl%3Den explosion at the Redl-Zipf
The Redl-Zipf V-2 rocket facility in central Austria between Vöcklabruck and Vöcklamarkt was for V-2 rocket motor testing after Raxwerke test equipment had been moved from Friedrichshafen...

 V-2 liquid oxygen plant at Schlier
Schlier is a town in the district of Ravensburg in Baden-Württemberg in Germany....

 stopped production, the third V-2 liquid oxygen plant (5000 tons/month) was built at a slate quarry at Lehesten at the Thuringia-Bavarian border near Nordhausen (acceptance testing of combustion chamber was also performed at the Lehesten plant). Dr Martin Schilling (the head of testing at Peenemünde) located the Lehesten site, and 400 engineers were moved from Peenemünde to Lehesten, which eventually had 16 liquid oxygen production plants.
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