Digital Collection of the Otto-Lilienthal-Museum

The museum in Anklam, the birthplace of the aviation pioneer, sees itself as a "technical personnel museum". It tells aviation history as a turning point from the cultural history of human flight to the history of science and technology of flying.
The name Lilienthal is also associated with many other inventions and ideas that are the subject of the museum's collection concept. The museum owns the only surviving steam engine from Lilienthal's production that has survived in working order in Australia. Almost all modular construction systems of today's construction toys can be traced back to Lilienthal's patents. And Lilienthal combined the idea of "eternal peace" with his airplane.

In the 1960s, Lilienthal's flight principle was reborn with the hang glider. Today, the museum not only has replicas of all of Lilienthal's aircraft that have not survived, but also the largest existing collection of hang-gliders.

The museum in Anklam, Lilienthal's birthplace, was the first East German museum to receive a "European Museum of the Year Award" in 1999.


Ellbogenstraße 1
17389 Anklam 
Phone: +49 3971-245500


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