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. Use our Krakow itinerary builder to arrange your visit to Polish Aviation Museum and other attractions in Krakow.
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  • For any aviation enthusiast, this is the museum to visit. For anyone with a passing interest in modern history, it is worth an hour to visit. Many of the signs are in Polish only, but there is enough ...  more »
  • Cool nice people. I will definitely go back here is only I ever get back to Cracov. Exposition is very good  more »
  • I visited here as part of a works event. We got free access to the museum and all it had to offer. It was a great experience reading about the history of the planes and jets, thank you. If in the area...  more »
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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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