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The room of aviation / Pop-up exhibition at BER

30.10.20 10:30

The opening of the new Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt Airport also marks the start of the new pop-up exhibition on the history and future of aviation in the capital region. Passengers and visitors to BER can learn about important events in aviation history, from first show flight of a gas-filled tethered balloon to Otto Lilienthal’s flying attempts, the creation of Johannisthal Air Field as well as the world’s first real passenger airport, Tempelhof. The East-West conflict is also addressed as is the significance of airports in the city’s history, which as “rooms of aviation” not only have a considerable impact on the economy, tourism and transport, but also on urban development. Appropriate space is also given to BER’s complex history.

The exhibition by Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH in cooperation with the airport company will be open to visitors after BER’s Terminal 1 opens on the evening of 31 October 2020. The exhibition room is located on the distribution level directly next to the entrance from Willy-Brandt-Platz. The exhibition is open daily from 9 am to 9 pm and admission is free.

Moritz van Dülmen, Managing Director of Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH: “BER itself is at the centre of the exhibition: from the building disaster and the background to the opening and beyond. It is already a celebrity even though no aircraft has taken off from here yet. “The room of aviation” shows us BER in the past, present and future. As a time capsule, this airport has preserved the traces of the last few years; developments in architecture, technology and much more can be seen here. And it tells us about our vision of the future: how will we travel in 20 years?”

Engelbert Lütke Daldrup, Chief Executive Officer of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH: “The history of aviation and air traffic is reflected in the contemporary development of the entire capital region. With the “room of aviation”, we are giving visitors who are interested in history and fans of aviation exciting insights and also a look at BER’s inglorious building history and its ultimately successful completion. Moreover, we take a look at the future of the airport location and the transforming metropolitan region. The fascination of flying may change in the age of the coronavirus, but the desire to travel and get to know other countries will remain.

Exhibition on the Tegel observation deck Tegel airport will close when BER opens on 8 November 2020. The observation deck at Tegel will remain open until 7 November for those who wish to personally say goodbye to the airport. The small exhibition “Departure from Tegel” on the observation deck provides an overview of TXL’s airport history.

Information about the exhibition “The room of aviation” at BER at a glance:

Media representatives will be able to download the latest photo material on the exhibition later today.

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Hannes Stefan Hönemann

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Sabine Deckwerth

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