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Essays and Books

In our online-archives you have access to catalogues of the collection, photo archives, the archives and the library of the museum.

Amongst others there are available digitized copies of almost all patents as well as a lot of articles, that have been published in English, translated and digitized in the entire bibliography of Otto Lilienthal. Examples are given:

Otto Lilienthal

The political thinking and action of the Lilienthal brothers was influenced by the book of Theodor Hertzka: "Freiland - ein soziales Zukunftsbild" Leipzig, 1890 (Freeland. A Social Anticipation). Gustav Lilienthal was an active ''freelander'', but the introduction of a profit share in Otto Lilienthals factory also shows an obvious connection to this circle of ideas.


Wilbur Wright

Robert W. Wood



by/to Otto Lilienthal

  • Otto Lilienthal's letter to Moritz v. Egidy, from about January 1894
    (Lilienthal's famous vision about social and cultural effects of his aeroplane)

Lilienthal - Chanute