Special exhibition at Tempelhof Airport

Blockaded Victors – Divided Berlin.
75 Years Airlift

Official website of the exhibition

2023/24 marks the 75th anniversary of the “Airlift”, an event closely linked to Berlin’s history. To mark the occasion, three contemporary history museums in Berlin (Museum of Military History of the Bundeswehr at the Berlin-Gatow Airfield, the Allied Museum Berlin and the Museum Berlin-Karlshorst) have jointly developed an open-air exhibition to be shown at Tempelhof Airport.

The exhibition covers the entire period of the Berlin Blockade 75 years ago. This location is not only central to the history of the city and the Airlift, the airport also celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2023.

The narrative of the success and achievement of the Airlift is generally known. The exhibition adds further perspectives to this view: How did the blockade and airlift come about in 1948 in the first place? What policies did the Western Allies and the Soviet Union, as victorious and occupying powers, pursue towards Germany and Berlin in the first post-war years? What do the blockade and the airlift have to do with the division of the city? How do Berliners experience this period? And what role does the Airlift play in Berlin’s culture of remembrance? The exhibition explores these questions in four chapters: Blockaded Victors, Divided Berlin, Airlift, Myth and Commemoration.


Prices | Opening hours

Free entry | The exhibition will be accessible at all times.

Duration of exhibition

29 June 2023 – 12 May 2024


German, English, French and Russian. A handout in Ukrainian is available on site at the visitor centre.


Guided tours

Ideas for the classroom

Accompanying programme


Venue: CHECK-IN Visitor Centre – directly on the square in front of the former departure hall of Tempelhof Airport (Platz der Luftbrücke 5, Building C2, 12101 Berlin)

The events take place in German.