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SDTB / C. Kirchner
A wall-size display case composed of rectangular sections, some large and some small. Each section features communication devices from various ages. The back of the display case is bright blue.
SDTB / C. Kirchner
There is a circular bench in the middle of the CONNECT exhibit. Glass panels with life-size human figures on them are arranged around it. There is a graphic of a world map on the floor in the middle of the circle.
SDTB / U. Steinert
A view of the WEATHER exhibit, with a large white weather antenna in the foreground.
© SDTB / Foto: C. Kirchner
Datenkrake „Otto“, 2008 © SDTB / Foto: C. Kirchner
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Illustration zur Ausstellung „Das Netz. Menschen, Kabel, Datenströme“ © SDTB / Grafik:
© SDTB / Foto: C. Kirchner
Modem MicroLink aus dem Besitz eines Netzaktivisten, 1990er-Jahre © SDTB / Foto: C. Kirchner

“The Network: People, Cables, Data Streams” puts 200 years of technology at your fingertips. Our robot Tim will lead you through this interactive exhibition.

How do information and communication networks function? How do they impact our everyday lives? And why do we want to be in contact with one another anyway? This exhibition shows how we pursue our desire for human connection. The many exhibits include table telephones from Ballhaus Resi in Berlin’s Neukölln district, the first transatlantic cable, which in 1858 opened up telegraphic communication between the USA and Europe, and the modem used by activists to circumvent the state’s blockade of the Internet during the “Arab Spring.”

The exhibition contains many hands-on stations, where you can explore for yourself how network technology works and how we use it. The historical background to today’s technology is also a major focus, from the smart toilet seat to the online game Modem Wars. We also ask who creates and controls knowledge and what kind of Data Octopuses are hungry for our data. And would you have guessed that a military drone with GPS is a distant relative of the good old homing pigeon? The exhibition’s 1,600 square meters are divided into thematic units devoted to MAPS, OFFICE, HOME, and SHOPPING , highlighting the way technology has made its way into just about every aspect our lives. Those who want to delve even deeper into network technology can take a tour of the most important exhibits with Tim, our mobile museum robot.

Opening hours,

  • Monday closed
  • Tuesday-Friday 09:00 - 17:30
  • Saturday-Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
Last entry


Please book your ticket online. Since there are only a small number of tickets for sale at the cashier desk at Trebbiner Straße, we strongly recommend booking online tickets to avoid long waiting times.

The Science Center Spectrum is open for individual visitors. Group visits are not possible for the time being.

Please note our current visitor’s information and hygiene regulations. We are looking forward to your visit!

  • 1. January 13:00 - 18:00
  • 1. May closed
  • 24. December closed
  • 25. December closed
  • 26. December 10:00 - 18:00
  • 31. December closed


German Museum of Technology
Trebbiner Straße 9, 10963 Berlin


+49 (30) 902 54-0


+49 (30) 902 54-175



Admission price 8,00 €

Reduced price 4,00 €

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Admission price

8,00 €

Reduced price

4,00 €

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