"Everything the Dornier company has achieved over nearly a century, everything that so many people put so much commitment and hard work into – can we just allow all that to disappear?"
Silvius Dornier, the founder of the museum
Claude Dornier's accomplishments as an engineer and entrepreneur are certainly impressive, but his greatness cannot be measured in these terms alone. Perhaps his most important legacy is the example he set as a bold visionary who dared to think outside the box and venture into new terrain – a man infused with the spirit of discovery without which no scientific progress would be possible. The Dornier Museum is dedicated to upholding both aspects of this legacy. In addition to preserving and documenting the Dornier company's achievements, it brings 100 years of exciting aviation and aerospace history to life with unusual exhibits and displays in a striking architectural setting, as well as organising special guided tours and hosting a wide range of events that are mentally stimulating, inspiring and enlightening.
Discover the history of flight and space exploration from a fresh perspective – seen in the light of a remarkable man's personal story and within the political, economic and social context of the times. Learn more about Dornier's most important discoveries and innovations in the fields of environmental, defence, and medical technology. Allow yourself to be captivated by the fascination of flight: Get a close-up look at legendary classic planes such as the Do 27, the vertical take-off and landing jet Do 31 and the Merkur. Explore the final frontier: Parts of an original Spacelab and a walk-through model of the solar system will give you a sense of what it's like to reach for the stars.
DORNIER MUSEUM FRIEDRICHSHAFEN
Claude-Dornier-Platz 1 (next to the airport) | 88046 Friedrichshafen | +49 7541 487 36 00 | firstname.lastname@example.org