In 1891, the civil engineer Otto Lilienthal (Germany) succeeded in achieving the first safe, multiple gliding flights in history.
Lilienthal's experiments and his scientific approach were adopted by the Wright Brothers (USA) in their quest to develop a controllable, self-propelled flying machine.

On the 100th anniversary of Lilienthal's first flights, the Otto Lilienthal Museum opened its doors in Anklam, the city of his birth.

The online-documentation of the museum contains: