A respectful attitude not only to historical monuments, but also to the achievements of technological progress is typical for most countries of Western Europe. Traditional German thoroughness and accuracy allows you to create unique museums that preserve for posterity the many fruits of human genius.
The Museum of Aviation and Technology is a vivid example of such an attentive and careful attitude. It is located in the city of Wernigerode, located in the federal state of Saxony-Anhalt. This territory was annexed to the old lands of Germany after reunification with the GDR and the restoration of the country's historical integrity.
The museum consists of four hangars and covers a total area of more than 6 thousand square meters. It presents equipment and aircraft, mostly related to the time after the end of World War II, that is, 1945.
The total number of exhibits is more than 1000 units. In addition to aviation technology, related devices, devices and assemblies are presented here, without which flights would be absolutely impossible.
There are 55 ideally restored and restored planes and helicopters in the hangars of the museum. They relate to different areas of aviation - from military and civilian to rescue, medical and other narrow-profile equipment.
All exhibits are preserved in the form in which they were during operation, from the coloring of their color to the applied emblems and inscriptions.
Printed materials and preserved instruments are widely used to design the exposition. The walls of the museum are decorated with drawings, photographs and maps, and visitors can see specialized devices and devices for navigation, ejectors, engines manufactured by different companies of the world, equipment and cabins.
Helicopter at the Wernigerode MuseumHelicopter at the Wernigerode Museum
Within the walls of the museum, not only representatives of the German aviation industry found an eternal shelter. Here you can find such exhibits as:
- The Soviet AN-2, the famous biplane, which people call the "corn mailer", and the pilots call it "Annushka" with special love.
- De Haviland Venom is an English-made fighter-bomber.
- Aeritalia Ji 91 is a lightweight fighter-bomber created in Italy in 1958 and operated in NATO countries until 1995.
- Lockheed Starfighter made in the USA.
- The magnificent Soviet supersonic fighters MIG-21 and MIG-23 and many others.
Such an attitude to technology suggests that in this country people highly appreciate any achievements, whether it be medieval castles and half-timbered houses, paintings by famous artists or aircraft that survived their time.
The museum is open Monday through Sunday.
It works on holidays, from 10:00 to 18:00.
The last entrance of visitors at 16:30.
It offers visitors a flight simulator Messerschmitt Bf 109 and Bell UH-1 D, which will allow museum guests to experience the control features of aircraft.
On the territory of the museum is CafetAIRia with a museum store where you can buy interesting memorable souvenirs.