Otto Lilienthal Museum



In 1891, the civil engineer Otto Lilienthal succeeded in achieving the first safe, multiple gliding flights in history. On the 100th anniversary of Lilienthal's first flights, the Otto Lilienthal Museum opened its doors in Anklam, the city of his birth.
Das Otto-Lilienthal-Museum in seiner Geburtsstadt
© Museum / Chudaske
Logo: Otto Lilienthal Museum

Otto Lilienthal Museum


Today, Otto Lilienthal is called the first successful aviatior in the history of mankind. With his fundamental research on birds and airfoils, he founded the science of wing aerodynamics and lay the foundations for concepts we still employ today. The exhibitions display the early history of human flight and demonstrate the basic flight principles discovered by Otto Lilienthal, including wing flapping and hang gliding.

The museum was opened to mark the occasion of '100 years of human flight' in the year 1991. The museum today is a modern technical museum and houses the world's largest collection of reconstruction of Lilienthal aircraft. In 1996 the International Organization of Aeronautics FAI awarded the museum the title "FAI Recognized Museum". In 1999 the museum was the first museum which in the former East Germany to be awarded the "European Museum of the Year Award - Special Commendation" by the European Museum Forum.
Otto Lilienthal museum
The Otto Lilenthal Museum was opened in the building of the former local history museum to mark the occasion of '100 years of human flight' in the year 1991. In 1996 the museum was completed by additional 300 sq. meters of space for the exhibition of Lilienthal 's gliders.
3,50 / 2,50 EUR



Otto Lilienthal museum
Ellbogenstraße 1
17389 Anklam



13:00 - 15:30
11:00 - 15:30
11:00 - 15:30
11:00 - 15:30
June - September daily 10.00-17.00

October, May
Tues - Fri 10.00-17.00; Sat, Sun 13.00-17.00

November - April
Wed - Fri 11-15:30
Sun 13.00-15.30 - eurooppalainen näyttelyportaali