When are you open to the public? – Our current opening hours can be found here.
Do you have a cafeteria? – Yes, we do. Our support association operates a cafeteria in Hangar 3 and a break room with a coffee machine and a snack-vending machine in Hangar 7.
Why do you have free admission? – In order to fulfill our educational mission for as many people as possible, we will try to ensure that admission to our Museum remains free of charge in future. Details on how to support our work can be found here.
How do I find my way to your Museum? – A simplified map and details on how to reach our Museum by car, bus or bicycle can be found here.
How much time should I allow for a visit? – We recommend at least two hours for your visit. In addition to the three central permanent exhibitions, one or two special exhibitions will be shown every year.
Do you also organize flying displays? – Out of consideration for our neighbors, we do not organize flight demonstrations. Only on the occasion of our model aircraft days, upon the arrival of new exhibits and on our annual airdays will you be able to watch historical aircraft taking off and landing.
Can I book a guided tour? – Information concerning our guided tours can be obtained here.
Where can I park my car? – We have large parking lots. For more details, see here.
May I ride a bike or use inline skates on your grounds? – Cyclists and inline skaters are very welcome on our premises. The large dimensions of our airfield make the use of faster means of locomotion tempting. Please pay attention to other visitors, however. Inline skaters are asked to bring extra shoes so that they are able to enter the exhibition buildings.
Do you accept applicants for an internship in the Museum? – Details concerning internships at the Bundeswehr Museum of Military History - Berlin-Gatow Airfield can be found here.
Can I donate money to the Museum? – You can support our work by making a donation to our support association.
Where is an aircraft I saw when I was here last? – There are several reasons why aircraft are incorporated into or removed from our exhibition. Aircraft need to be protected from weather-induced deterioration or repaired due to other kinds of damage (see Restoration). Some of our aircraft are on loan to partner museums or maintenance facilities where they are restored and then placed in a dry location.
Why are individual instruments missing from the cockpits of some aircraft? – In the first half of the 20th century, many instruments were manufactured from radioactive materials. In order to protect your and our health, we remove such instruments as a matter of principle and store them in a safe location.
Are all parts of your exhibitions open to the public at all times? – Unfortunately, we are occasionally forced to close individual parts of exhibitions due to staff shortages among the museum guards. If you are particularly interested in viewing a certain part of our exhibitions, please inquire in advance whether it will be open at the time of your visit (phone number: +49 (0)30-3687-2608).