German Museum of Technology

German Museum of Technology Berlin
Source:         Photographer: Tina Gössl

One of the most famous museums in Berlin is the German museum of Technology which now has five locations within the capital. The main museum is located in an approximately 6 hectare-large area called Museum Park, in which one will find original replicas of wind and water mills, railways and other attractions located next to the museum itself.

Other sites of the German Museum of Technology include the Archenhold-observatory in Treptow, the Zeiss-Planetarium in Prenzlauer Berg, the Science Centre Spectrum in Kreuzberg, and the Zucker (Sugar) Museum in Wedding.

At its main site the museum has about 25,000 square metres of exhibition space at its disposal on which the entire range of historical and modern technology is presented. The visitor is encouraged to participate and can for instance grind their own corn or make paper. Furthermore in the individual departments of the museum there are continually interesting and spectacular demonstrations taking place; in this museum the guest is not simply a visitor rather is actively involved in the action!

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The German Museum of Technology includes amongst other things a permanent exhibition around the theme of air and space travel, an historical locomotive shed with interesting exhibits about rail transport and a vintage car depot in which approximately 100 automobiles, motor-bikes and other vehicles are displayed.

Even the time before mass motorisation is not missed out. For instance the first diesel engines and their predecessors – the steam engine, are exhibited and explained in detail. In addition to this there is a large exhibition of various industrial machines, like for instance printing presses, looms and paper and tool machines. .Even the history of household appliances and consumer electronics is presented in depth. Included in this exhibition are old radios, televisions, fridges, washing machines, computers and much more.

For those who can only muster up a little enthusiasm for historical or modern technology will still have their money’s worth in the German Museum of Technology in Berlin. The museum is particularly interesting for children and youth as technology is not simply displayed, rather is explained in a comprehensive and detailed manner. Many of the exhibits can be touched and even tried out. Thus the German Museum of Technology is an ideal location for school trips in which the learning effect can be coupled perfectly with enthusiasm.


Adress: Deutsches Technikmuseum, Trebbiner Straße 9, 10963 Berlin-Kreuzberg

Openings: Tuesday to Friday: 9am - 5.30pm, Saturday/Sunday: 10am - 6pm, Monday: closed, Holyday: see website infos


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