An exciting air journey will lead you through 200 years of aviation history, from the first balloon oyages in the 18th century to Lilienthal’s glider experiments to the era of giant airships to modern airlines.
Great attention is given to the aviation industry in the former GDR. From 1956 to 1961, aircrafts were built at Dresden – particularly the “152”, the first German turbine jet passenger aircraft. Not only technology but, above all, man as inventor, builder and user occupies centre stage here.
Let Wilhelmine Reichard, Otto Lilienthal, Graf von Zeppelin (Count Zeppelin), Hans Grade and Hugo Junkers – German pioneers of aviation – tell you their personal stories on the airships aloft.
Learn about the physics of flying in our laboratory
At various hands-on-stations, you can experience the phenomenon of air, watch how a modern airplane is built on the screen, make paper planes or take a close look at airplane construction materials. Other interesting topics include bionics, saving of time and mobility. Through all these varied options you can experience the fascination of flying without leaving the ground.