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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  • Polish Aviation Museum in Kraków is located in the former airport Rakowice-Czyżyny. There are exhibits related to the history of the development of aviation. The number of exposed aircraft currently exceeds 200. The Museum issues its own publications, organizes educational events. There is also a participant and the organizer of the Conference devoted to the history of aviation and muzealnictwu. On the eighth best aviation museums in the world, according to CNN. Every year there are lesser Poland Picnic. During the two days of demonstrations in the air are masters of aerobatics, both individual and group, and many historical aircraft arrived.
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  • Loved visiting this place! There are many Migs from Russia, which are not too familiar to us Americans. They are parked in a line outside (MiG Alley) and show some signs of corrosion, which is typical...  more »
  • It might be a taxi journey away but it's definitely worth it! This is a really large aviation museum with lots of aircraft and interactive activities. It's only cost 14 zloty for 2 students too! I'd h...  more »
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  • This is a must see for any enthusiast in military aviation. The collections are extensive. I have never been to an aviation museum where they have a warehouse full of engines on display! If you are a fan of MIGs, you will be in jet heaven. All information board also have an English translation. Well worth a visit :-)
  • Experience the jets technology up close, go into the World War Era, take pics in the heli used to ferry the pope, great place to spend a few hours with friends, family and even if you are travelling alone do visit.
  • Great place to visit for a day out with the family - fascinating exhibits including planes helicopters (including John Paul ll helicopter which is open to board at certain times of the day) hangars full of aircraft engines from probably the start of the great days of the flying machine - if you like planes this is must see day out and the kids will love it. P.S. Take a packed lunch as there are no restaurant facilities. 😀
  • Great place to appreaciate Polish an European historical aircraft. Ensure the weather is good, as plenty of attractions is located outside of the hangars.
  • Really good place to visit. I cannot understand why is not more famous. Not far from krakow and very cheap

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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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