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Military History Museum

Open Now: 10:00 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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Amazing new indoor exhibition on WW1 ...what a place to visit !

Incredible place to visit if you like old aircraft, around 150 on display both indoors and outside... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2018
Inverness, United Kingdom
Great place outtside of city centre!

This is a museum for history and aviation lovers! It is quite big and currently they are changing... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
Ivana G
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The Museum on the Berlin-Gatow airfield is a branch of the Bundeswehr Museum of Military History. Like its parent agency in Dresden, it does not see itself primarily as a museum of technical history, but rather as a modern museum of cultural...more
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Am Flugplatz Gatow 33, 14089 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 36872601
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

Incredible place to visit if you like old aircraft, around 150 on display both indoors and outside. One hanger has a new exhibition overking WWI, it has replica WW1 aircraft as well as WW2 and modern aircraft and helicopters. Is quite amazing and its completely...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

This is a museum for history and aviation lovers! It is quite big and currently they are changing some parts - as we understood! Nevertheless, all the exhibits are accessible and they have interesting rare exhibits. Since we visited RAF museum in London I have...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ivana G
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

went there on a sunny friday - free entrance?!? - i would have paid to get in. all the most important cold war era fighterplanes from both sides in one place - nose to nose. i dont think you can see that ANYWHERE else in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ClausJ
Reviewed 19 October 2018

A must see if you're into this sort of thing. The place is massive - only one hanger open but there's a gigantic outdoor display area. Recommend getting there (and back) via Wannsee ferry/bus/1km walk.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dfkk
Reviewed 28 September 2018

It is a mission to get here using public transport ( train and bus). When you get off the bus you have a good mile to walk to the airfield, passing past a school and a housing estate. But it is well worth it if...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mac12345England
Reviewed 15 September 2018

But be prepared to walk since aircraft are displayed all along one side of the airfield!! I also arrived by bus - Get off at Leonardo Da Vinci Str - It's then a bit of a walk just to get to the entrance. I was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank eLaReF
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

This is a spectacular site. Fighter planes and helicopters from both, American and Soviet origin are on display. There is also a ’Transall’ military transport plane, huge! During my army time, I was flying in one of these dinosaurs 🤩 This museum tells an interesting...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Peter D
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

This is a very good free museum, the hangers have a number of aircraft under restoration whilst outside there are examples of Luftwaffe, Eastern Block (from Cold War) and NATO aircraft as well as Electronics and Missiles. The museum covers the early days of flight,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank robertfs2017
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Airfield alone would be 4 stars, but with all the aircraft and other items in hangar, this is 5 stars place to visit. At least if you are interested of military aircraft (didn't see to many girls around) You get close to planes & helicopters...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank McFatpalm
Reviewed 17 June 2018

I am genuinely conflicted on this. I am an aviation nut & there really is a decent collection of aircraft here-And it's free! HOWEVER there are just so many negatives. Firstly the directional signage to the museum from local public transport needs to improve. Secondly...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Donal M
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20 October 2018|
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Response from tbcjhq | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Yes, the final stop of the bus that passes the museum is just inside zone B, so an AB ticket is good for this journey. Get off at the stop Seekorso strasse, then about twenty mins walk through some houses.
Emad E
28 February 2018|
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Response from TheEnt | Reviewed this property |
Its free, you give money as a support for the museum. Its up to you how much will you give. At least it was like that September 2017.
23 July 2015|
Response from john461212 | Reviewed this property |
Dead easy by public transport as I put in my review. Get the train to Spandau. Get the 135 route bus (marked Alt-Kladow route on the bus stop) On the bus is a digital map of the bus stops, you need the Kurpromenade stop... More