Mission Statement

Our aim is to keep alive for posterity the knowledge and technology of historic aviation.

Many and varied tasks

Many and varied are the roles performed by the Deutsche Lufthansa Berlin-Stiftung. Its main purpose it to preserve historical aircraft.
Partly under its own steam and partly in cooperation with strong partners, its aim is to restore these aircraft and display them in public. Presented at air shows and exhibitions, the aircraft are brought back to life.

Flights on the Ju 52 are the main attraction. Passengers sense the fascination and experience first-hand what it was like to fly in those early days. Recognizing the impressive strides forward made by the airplane as a means of transport, they can leisurely lean back in a fast-moving world and enjoy the particular style of early air travel.

The foundation also sponsors scientific work that goes on in connection with historical aircraft. Integrated within the foundation, the Reinhardt Abraham Scholarships offer trainee programs and student research exchanges at Berlin University of Technology and the University of Washington in Seattle.

The Deutsche Lufthansa Berlin-Stiftung was set up by Lufthansa as an independent foundation. However, it is only partly self-supporting and relies on donations.
The technology in the cockpit of the Ju 52 reflects today's modern flying standards
The technology in the cockpit of the Ju 52 reflects today's modern flying standards