The military use of this area began in 1713 with the first field exercises under Friedrich Wilhelm I, but officially the construction of the training area began in 1892 under Emperor Wilhelm II. In 1936 the Olympic Games were held in Berlin, on the training site the Olympic village was built. After the Games, these buildings were also added to the Löwen-Adler-Kaserne and were partly used as a military hospital. From 1945 to 1992 the red army used the training area. Still today a small part of about 800 ha in the south the Döberitzer moor is still used as a practise place for in Berlin and Potsdam stationed armed forces. The biggest part of the moor is now a listed nature monument.