Militärhistorisches museum, Berlin-Gatow

Published on 5 September 2021 at 16:38

A well known museum which I visited many many moons ago. But since then a lot has changed. And not all for the better. There is no entrance fee any more which is always a good thing. The collection on display is dispersed over the airfield, so be prepared for a lot of walking in this museum.

The outside collection is downsized considerably. Only one static line of aircraft, beat and battered by the weather are on display near the entrance. No more endless rows of aircraft outside. Most types used by the Luftwaffe over the years. Including East German aircraft types. All grouped in blocks according their designation with the well renowned German grundligkeit.

There is one hangar open to visit. In there you can find the real gems. Sadly flash photography is no longer allowed. This makes it very challenging to take descent pictures. On top of that the WWII collection is except one aircraft all suspended from the ceiling.

Dotted all over the tarmac are little groups of aircraft from various countries. All have a link to the airfield. 

Years ago a museum with a lot of aircraft on display. Now the collection is downsized, and not easy to photograph. Especially inside.

So don't expect to much and make the most of it. You still will return home with nice memories and a lot of pictures.

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