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  The experimental X-31 at Flugwerft Schleissheim
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  • The experimental X-31 at Flugwerft Schleissheim - Munich
      The experimental X-31 at Flugwerft Schleissheim
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  • The magnificent Schloss Schleissheim - Munich
      The magnificent Schloss Schleissheim
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If the aerospace hall at the Deutsches Museum leaves you wanting to see more flying machines, the good news is that the museum owns an even larger collection of aircraft which are exhibited at the Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim.

Flugwerft Schleissheim is a collection of old and new buildings on a historical airfied just north of Munich city. Like most of the attractions in Munich, a visit is made easy by the fantastically efficient public transport system. From the centre of the city you can take the trip up to Schleisheim after breakfast, spend a couple of hours looking at the exhibits and be back in town for lunch.

Amongst the exhibits are an early Eurofighter test bed, the unique MBB-Rockwell X-31 vectored-thrust test plane, an F-4 Phantom, F-104 Starfighter and many others from earlier ages of flight. My favourite (because it is the only chance you will ever get to see one) was the lovingly restored experimental Dornier DO-31 - a German attempt to develop a civilian application for Harrier VTOL technology. The DO-31 has two outboard Rolls-Royce Pegasus engines as developed for the Harrier but was built to deliver freight rather than high explosives!

The Schleissheim airfield in itself also has a fascinating history - told in detail for visitors - particularly the part it played in the aftermath of WWII. On top of that, the imposing and very grand palace of Schloss Schleissheim is a five minute walk from the museum. You should take the opportunity of at least a brief walk around the magnificent gardens on your way back to the station.

Entry is five Euros per person - cheap at twice the price!

Address: Effnerstraße 18, D-85764 Oberschleißheim
Directions: Take the S-Bahn line S1 from central Munich to Oberschleissheim station. The museum is a 15-minute walk along a very staright road (signposted at all times)
Phone: +49 - 89 21791
Website: http://www.deutsches-museum.de/en/flugwerft/information/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 12, 2007
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