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Militärhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr - Luftwaffenmuseum
Militärhistorisches Museum Flugplatz Berlin-Gatow
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In 1987, the Bundeswehr's Luftwaffe Museum was founded using objects taken from a private collection in Appen near Hamburg. After 1990, the collection was expanded by items taken from the GDR's Nationale Volksarmee (National People's Army). In 1995, the museum moved to the former British military airfield at Berlin-Gatow, where airplanes involved in the Luftbrücke ("Air Bridge") took off and landed during the Berlin Blockade 1948/49.
The museum (Militärhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr – Flugplatz Berlin-Gatow) has belonged to the Military History Museum of the Bundeswehr in Dresden since 2010 and is set to be revamped in the coming years. The new exhibition will focus more on cultural-historical themes and on air warfare as the most recent form of military force.
Today, the airplanes, helicopters, radar and air defence systems on the open-air airfield provide an overview of the development of military aviation and defence during the Cold War. In Hangar 3, aerial warfare in Germany since 1884 is explored; in Hangar 7 the focus is on the history of Germany's Luftwaffe, including pilot training and work(areas). The history of Gatow Airfield is presented in the tower building. There are also special exhibitions. 

Opening hours,

  • Monday closed
  • Tuesday-Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
Last entry

1 Std. vor Schließung

Closed on holidays.

Location,

Am Flugplatz Gatow 33, 14089 Berlin

Telephone,

+49 (30) 36 87-2601/-2608

Fax,

+49 (30) 36 87-2610

Website,

www.mhm-gatow.de

Email,

[javascript protected email address]

Prices,

Free entrance

Exhibitions

Plakat zur Ausstellung "Zwischenlandung"
Christian Nimpsch, MHM Berlin-Gatow

Stopover

Military aviation in Germany

Ausstellungsplakat
© MHM Gatow

"You Can't Miss Gatow"

The history of an airfield

Open air exhibition "Blockaded Winners – Divided Berlin. 75 Years Airlift", 29.6.23–12.5.24
© Museum Berlin-Karlshorst, Foto: Harry Schnitger

Blockaded Victors – Divided Berlin. 75 Years Airlift

Open-Air-Exhibition at Tempelhof Airport

Prinzip Held*

Of Heroizations and Heroisms

Events

Gewagte Herleitung zu möglichem Atomkrieg mit alliierten Flugzeugen in einer Berliner Zeitung.
© AlliiertenMuseum Berlin / Berliner Illustrierte Zeitung

Flughafen Tempelhof, Ehrenhof

New Cold War? What does 1948/49 have to do with the present (or not)?

Program accompanying the exhibition "Blocked Victors - Divided Berlin. 75 Years of the Airlift"

Lecture, talk

Digital

Tickets

Free entrance

Booking Telephone

+49 (30) 3687-2666

Services

  • Museum Shop

Accessibility

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Audioguides

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Memorial and educational center

Berlin, Pfaueninsel, Schloss, im Hintergrund der Pfingstberg
© SPSG. Foto: Hans Bach
Berlin, Pfaueninsel, Schloss, im Hintergrund der Pfingstberg © SPSG. Foto: Hans Bach

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