You can take a stroll through Germany’s aviation history at Berlin Brandenburg Airport. The roads and squares are named after figures from the world of aviation and the post-war chancellor Willy Brandt, who lent his name to the airport. QR codes can be found on all of the street signs. To read them, you need a smartphone and a suitable app. Simply take a photo of the QR code to find out more about Germany’s aviation pioneers.
Brunolf Baade is closely linked to the aviation industry of former GDR.
Arthur Berson was a meteorologist and a pioneer of German aerology.
Hugo Eckener was instrumental in the development of different kinds of airships.
August Heinrich Euler was an aviation pioneer and Secretary of State for Air.
Fritz Horn was a successful manager and pilot in German aviation.
Amelie Hedwig Beese, also known as "Melli", was the first female German pilot.
Ludwig Bölkow defined aviation history as an engineer and entrepreneur.
Oskar Erbslöh was one of the most outstanding pioneers in German aviation history.
Henrich Focke became famous for constructing aircrafts and helicopters.
Hugo Junkers was an engineer and the owner of Junkers Flugzeugwerk AG.
Due to his numerous merits Willy Brandt is the namesake of Berlin Brandenburg Airport.
Margarete von Etzdorf was the second German woman to obtain a pilot's licence.
Wolfgang von Gronau was a very famous Berlin-born aviation pioneer.
Hermann Köhl crossed the Atlantic from East to West in 1928 with a motorised plane.
Elly Rosemeyer-Beinhorn was one of the best-known female pilots from Germany.
Arthur Müller helped to establish the Johannisthal Airfield in Berlin.
Walter Rieseler was an inventor, flight instructor and German aviation pioneer.
Hans Joachim Pabst von Ohain was a German–American inventor and physicist.
Georg von Tschudi was a pioneer and patron of German aviation.
Katharina 'Käthe' Paulus was a German balloon pilot and air acrobat.
Georg Wulf was a German aircraft manufacturer and aviation pioneer.