Militärhistorisches Museum Flugplatz Berlin-Gatow

Militärhistorisches Museum Flugplatz Berlin-Gatow

Address Am Flugplatz Gatow 33, Berlin

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The Militärhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr – Flugplatz Berlin-Gatow (Bundeswehr Museum of Military History – Berlin-Gatow Airfield) is part of the The Military History Museum of the Bundeswehr at Dresden since 2010 and hosts a big part of the aeronautical historical collection of the Bundeswehr. It provides an overview of the history of military aviation in Germany from 1884 until today.

Besides large exhibits such as planes or helicopters the exhibition, that aims to convey visitors how aerial warfare changes our thinking about war, also shows documents, uniforms, gear and more. The collection is completed by media stations, a big film collection and rotating special exhibits.

the museum, that is located on the former British military airfield Berlin-Gatow, where during the Berlin block in 1948 and 1949 planes of the Berlin air bridge started and landed, doesn’t understand itself as a primary technical-historical but as a modern cultural historical museum and an education space for soldiers as well as interested visitors. As an interface between military and society it wants to stimulate discussion and contribute to the integration of the military in the public life in Germany.

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