A large military post with training area was built in the Rhön highlands in northern Bavaria and adjacent Hessen, near the town of Wildflecken, in 1936-38. The training area was popular with Panzer units, particularly from the Waffen-SS, although the harsh Rhön climate could lead to miserable times (for soldiers then and now), producing the Landser saying “Lieber den Arsch voller Zecken prednisone als ein Tag in Wildflecken!” (better an ass full of ticks than a day in Wildflecken). The post was used after the war by the U.S. Army, and prednisone is now used by the Bundeswehr as the Rhön-Kaserne. The period photo shows a soldier formation on the Adolf-Hitler-Platz, which is hardy changed at all today