The Schleißheim airfield is the oldest airfield in Germany. He and his historical buildings were built between 1912 and 1919 for the Royal Bavarian Air Force. In the early 1990s the square was restored and the old shipyard hall and the commandant's office now serve as a branch of the Deutsches Museum and complement the aerospace exhibition on the Museum Island.
There are around 60 aircraft and helicopters on display. The visitor learns interesting facts about the history of aviation and the airfield and about the technology, and flight simulation. The exhibits include aircraft from the Second World War, helicopters, vertical take-off aircraft and jet aircraft, gliders and hang-gliders as well as aircraft engines. The collection includes historical wooden constructions as well as modern fighter jets full of electronics.
The "glass workshop"
A special feature of the Schleißheim airfield is the "glass workshop". From a gallery, visitors can watch the employees restoring and preserving all exhibits from the aerospace collection of the German museum and experience the workshop up close.
How to get there
By public transport
The S-Bahn S1 direction Freising/Flughafen stops in Oberschleißheim. From the bus stop it is a 15 minute walk.
On the motorway A99 take the exit Neuberg. Then follow the signs to the Flugwerft via Jägerstraße and Ferdinand-Schulz-Allee. Some parking spaces, also for buses, are available here. If you use a navigation system, enter the address "Ferdinand-Schulz-Allee" in Oberschleissheim.