Polish Aviation Museum, Krakow

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Located on the site of one of the oldest airfields in the world, Polish Aviation Museum houses an impressive collection of historic aircraft. Opened in 1964 inside four old hangars, the museum now features both indoor and outdoor exhibits, as well as a renowned aviation library and photo archive. Take a guided walk a to hear the stories behind the more than 200 fixed-wing planes, gliders, and helicopters, some of which are extremely rare. See the twenty aircraft once part of the personal collection of Nazi leader Hermann Goring. Saved by the Allied forces, these planes ended up abandoned on Polish territory at the end of World War II. Arrange to visit Polish Aviation Museum and other attractions in Krakow using our Krakow trip planner .
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  • August 19, 2017
    But only if you like aircraft, is about 5 km from the Centre of the city, the entrance is cheap, 15 ztl... account with several hangars where exposed engines, remodeled aircraft, a recreation for children with different activities, historical pieces, etc.. .su collection is mainly based on throughout the last century of German and Russian origin aircraft. How curiosity has Pope John Paul II helicopter.
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  • August 18, 2017
    If you have free time in Krakow, You must see this place. Very interesting for all family members. It's museum, but it's not boring. Lot of materials about Polish aviation. To see all you will need 2 ...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    pretty city but having walked almost the whole of Poland I would say that is the most beautiful city ... I was a little disappointed, honestly beautiful main square but then too many shops, bars, restaurants, little authenticity. even the Jewish quarter disliked for nothing
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  • Really interesting place. Lots of planes to see. Great historical value. I would suggest reserving at least 2 hours for visiting this.
  • Fine set of airplanes from the 2nd world war and later. Left in the open? Looks like a gigantic airplane retirement area. Quite a few of the aircraft fairly rare on public display. Good morning spent overall.
  • We had a couple of hours free before catching out flight so got the tram from the city centre here. It was good to have a wonder around and look at the old planes. Most of the exhibits had English translations and it was free entry on a Tuesday.
  • A great museum of older planes, mostly military. Definitely worth the trip if you have a spare day in Krakow
  • The Polish aviation museum is a good museum a bit outside of the Cracow city center. You can see a lot of different airplanes and helicopters mostly from Poland and UdSSR. Unfortunately you cannot sit by yourself in one of the old airplanes and there is not much interaction with the exhibits.

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Krakow ranks among one of Europe's increasingly popular tourist destinations, which is reflected in the rising costs of comfortable lodgings. The best hotels are concentrated in and around the historical old town, where five-star luxury comes at a very steep price. Old town hotels place you just steps from fine shops and restaurants, as well as the city's main museums and galleries. However, if your trip involves a tight budget, avoid the central district and check out mid-range hotels and economical hostels in one of the outlying neighborhoods.
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