Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin

Museums, Science and technology Kreuzberg
Recommended
3 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
Opened in 1982 in the former goods depot of the Anhalter Bahnhof, the German Museum of Technology is an eclectic, eccentric collection of new and antique industrial artefacts. The rail exhibits have pride of place, with the station sheds providing an ideal setting for locomotives and rolling stock from 1835 to the present. Other exhibitions focus on the industrial revolution; street, rail, water and air traffic; computer technology; and printing technology. Behind the main complex is an open-air section with two functioning windmills and a smithy. The nautical wing has vessels and displays on inland waterways and international shipping, while another wing covers aviation and space travel. There are models and original designs and electronic information points offering commentaries in English on subjects from the international slave trade to the mechanics of a space station. The Spectrum annex, at Möckernstrasse 26, houses over 200 interactive devices and experiments.

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Venue name: Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin
Contact:
Address: Trebbiner Strasse 9
Berlin

Opening hours: Open 9am-5.30pm Tue-Fri; 10am-6pm Sat, Sun
Transport: U1, U7 Möckernbrücke
Price: Admission €4.50; €2.50 reductions
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So I quite like windmills and so visited this museum because I heard they had 2 in the outside section. I doubt we would have gone there otherwise and if I hadn't gone I wouldn't really have missed much. Don't get me wrong is a nice museum and is pretty big size wise but it wasn't really my kinda thing.
If you like trains this is definitely the place for you as it contains as extensive collection of trains through the various decades in German history and that's quite impressive to see. They also have a huge area dedicated to ships and also planes which looks pretty good but as a non German speaker there wasn't much information for me to read.
I also felt that the museum lacked interaction around these major displays so it was all just wondering around and looking really.
It's nice but not really a tourist hot spot...unless of course you love them trains ;)