Antonov: Saxon wants to convert “Russenflieger” into a vacation home


Sebnitz – Erik Herbert (33) from the Altendorf part of Sebnitz is known throughout Saxon Switzerland for his weird ideas. The entrepreneur has already got the original Bud Spencer buggy to rent.

But his current project is really big. Herbert just bought a decommissioned Antonov “An-2” for his own front yard.

The fuselage was delivered on Friday and parked in front of the fire station for reasons of space. “When all the parts are there in mid-February, we will lift the An-2 onto my property with a crane,” says the Sebnitzer.



The “An-2” hovered in Altendorf near Sebnitz on FridayPhoto: Dirk Sukow

The legendary Russian “Anna” was the air packhorse in the entire Eastern Bloc. Herbert’s copy comes from Poland, cost 5000 euros. “We had it worked up and painted there before it was delivered. The interior work is now starting in Altendorf. “

At the beginning, the offices were a bit at a loss about his plan. “First of all, it had to be clarified what officially an airplane in the garden actually is – caravan, arbor or shelter. “But all permits have now been received. The conversion to the holiday apartment can begin. “


The interior will be converted into a high-class apartment

The interior will be converted into a high-class apartmentPhoto: Dirk Sukow

Instead of the originally installed 1000 HP aircraft engine, an electric drive is installed. “So that the propeller turns,” explains Erik Herbert.

The cockpit is also being restored true to the original. The plan: Everything should be ready in the summer, the Russian plane should open as a mini hotel. The night should cost 399 euros.


Erik Herbert (33) sits in the cockpit of his Russian pilot

Erik Herbert (33) sits in the cockpit of his Russian pilotPhoto: Dirk Sukow

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