We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Military History Museum

Closed: Closed
Open today: Closed
Review Highlights
best museum - a must see.

went there on a sunny friday - free entrance?!? - i would have paid to get in. all the most... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
via mobile

A must see if you're into this sort of thing. The place is massive - only one hanger open but... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Toronto, Canada
Read all 217 reviews
All photos (405)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“control tower”(7 reviews)
“on display”(18 reviews)
“air force”(6 reviews)
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
Hours Today: Closed
See all hours
Am Flugplatz Gatow 33, 14089 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 36872601
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Berlin
from US$69.10
More Info
from US$14.10
More Info
from US$52.70
More Info
from US$14.10
More Info
Reviews (217)
Filter reviews
119 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews control tower on display air force leonardo da vinci aircraft enthusiast warsaw pact cold war central berlin s bahn post wwii amazing collection east german rainy day luftwaffe airfield spandau mig
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 119 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago 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

Thank ClausJ
Reviewed 3 days ago

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.

Thank dfkk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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

1  Thank eLaReF
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

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

2  Thank McFatpalm
Reviewed 18 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

1  Thank Donal M
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

We visited this museum as part if a coach tour on a Dambusters Tour. This museum is on RAF Gatow site, there-are lots of hangers to View, some are not open this is spread over a large area so wear comfy shoes. Well worth a...More

Thank Sozlovesholisays
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Wide range of aircraft, western and ex-eastern bloc. Most information is in German, very basic cafe. Easy to reach by public transport from central Berlin.

Thank tbcjhq
Reviewed 14 May 2018

The museum is in Berlin at a former Luftwaffe and Royal Air Force airfield, RAF Gatow. The focus is on military history, particularly the history of the post-war German Air Force. The museum has a collection of more than 200,000 items, including 155 aeroplanes, 5,000...More

1  Thank Big_Jeff_Leo
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 640 nearby hotels
Ferienhotel Haus Schildhorn
5 reviews
4.60 km away
Grunewald Motel und Rasthof
22 reviews
5.54 km away
Hotel Petit
20 reviews
6.06 km away
Alecsa Hotel am Olympiastadion
167 reviews
7.03 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 9,569 nearby restaurants
20 reviews
2.04 km away
Landleben Potsdam
61 reviews
2.87 km away
Trattoria Alberto Pizzeria
41 reviews
2.22 km away
17 reviews
2.27 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 2,780 nearby attractions
Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz
636 reviews
4.77 km away
Heilandskirche am Port von Sacrow
28 reviews
5.80 km away
159 reviews
6.17 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
20 October 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
1 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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