Meiringen airfield officially began operations on 1 December 1941. The opening coincided with the war year 1941, when things did not look at all rosy for our continued existence. Where are we today? What events have shaped the development of the airfield in the meantime? One thing is certain: the differences between then and now are enormous. Some things have stood the test of time and still have the same value today as they did then. Many things have adapted to the present time, had to adapt.
Get to know the Air Force at the Meiringen military airbase.
The Air Force presents itself with a fascinating film. Get up close and personal with an equipped Tiger F-5 fighter jet and an Alouette III helicopter. A look inside a cutaway engine and a flight in the "simulator" make this afternoon an unforgettable experience.
Military airfield tours
Experience the airfield atmosphere. You will learn more about the history, development, mission and organisation of Meiringen military airfield. We will guide you through our department and partner operations and you will gain an interesting and instructive insight into operations and hear a lot of interesting facts about military aviation.
27 April 2022
26 October 2022
Time: 13:30 until 16:00
Visitor language: German
Meeting point: Unterbach airfield, Restaurant Fliegertreff.
Registration is required by 12.00 noon the day before at the Tourist Centers.
Phone: +41 33 972 50 50
Permanent Exhibition Hangar 1
From 1 May to 12 October, Hangar 1 is open to all interested visitors every Wednesday afternoon from 1.30 pm to 4 pm.
Registration is not required. The exhibition includes an equipped Tiger F-5 fighter jet, an Alouette lll helicopter, various cutaway engines, a flight simulator and other exhibition exhibits.
Specialists will be present on site to provide support, supervision and answer questions.