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Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin mit Science Center Spectrum

Berlin’s German Museum of Technology is one of the most popular museums in the city and provides great family entertainment. It is a hands-on, activity-oriented fun tour of the cultural history of technology located at the Anhalter freight station, one of Berlin’s former rail depots.
Deutsches Technikmuseum
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The developments in transport, communication and energy technologies are presented in a total of 14 sections in an exhibition space of 25,000 sq m. Using the most modern exhibition techniques of display and of trying out the exhibits a “get in touch with technology” approach is encouraged: Locomotives and planes, looms, jewellery production and machine tools, computers, radios and cameras, diesel engines, steam engines, scientific instruments, paper machines, printing presses and much more.

With the new Aeronautic and Space Collection opened in spring 2005, “why is the sky blue?" this and many other questions are answered in the SPECTRUM Science Center (entrance Möckernstr. 26). Over 250 experiments illustrating phenomena of acoustics, optics, electricity, thermodynamics, radioactivity, etc., playfully demonstrate the fundamentals of science and technology.

Foucault's pendulum in the entrance building is living proof to all visitors that the earth rotates. Some of the highlights include a hall of vintage locomotives, a reconstruction of the world’s first computer from 1938, Konrad Zuse’s Z1 a new aviation wing covering 200 years of German flight adventure from Hot Air Balloons to the Berlin Airlift including the Rosinenbomber (Candy bomber), after the pilot who threw sweets down for Berlin’s children. Film enthusiasts can find early film projectors while the Manufacturing Technology Department exhibits the transmission belt driven machinery and an example of the first mass-produced products such as the 1920s suitcase.

A varied daily programme of presentations, guided group workshops and children’s birthday parties are all part of the packages on offer

Tours and group programmes:
Guided tours for groups in English, French, Russian, Italian, Turkish and German by appointment.
Guided tours for the blind and deaf are also available!

Address: Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin mit Science Center Spectrum
Trebbiner Straße 9
10963 Berlin
Phone: 030 90 25 40
Internet: www.dtmb.de
Opening Hours: Tue-Fri 9-17.30; Sat, Sun und public holidays 10-18
Admission Fee: 8 Euro, red. 4 Euro
Guided Tours: by arrangement

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Source: Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin, Bearbeitung: berlin.de
Last edited: 20. February 2017

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