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Stiftung Planetarium Berlin

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Gebäude der Archenhold-Sternwarte Berlin © SDTB / Frank-Michael Arndt, 2013 © SDTB / Frank-Michael Arndt, 2013

The Archenhold Observatory (Archenhold-Sternwarte) lies in the centre of Berlin's Treptower Park and is the oldest and largest public observatory in Germany. Its centrepiece is a 21-metre giant telescope that is still the longest movable refracting telescope in the world today. Built in 1896, the telescope continues to be used for special observation evenings during the winter. The observatory also uses modern Zeiss telescopes, with regular observations of the sun held in the so-called "Solar Physical Cabinet" during the summer months. Public observation events are very popular in any season, and the Zeiss Minor Planetarium explores the current starry sky no matter what the weather. The observatory also offers regular events for children.
Visitors to the exhibition space can also get an overview of the history of astronomy from its origins in ancient Babylon to our current day. 

Archenhold Observatory Berlin
Alt-Treptow 1
12435 Berlin

+49 (30) 53 60 63-719
Booking Telephone
+49 (30) 53 60 63-719
+49 (30) 53 60 63-721
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Monday -Thursday
19:30 - 21:30
13:30 - 21:30
15:00 - 18:30

In order to protect you and our employees as best as possible during your visit, we ask you to observe our current hygiene and safety concept.

The observatory opens 30 minutes before each event.

Guided tours for school classes and groups: Monday - Thursday by appointment.

Besichtigung des Museums kostenfrei. Preise für Veranstaltungen siehe bei den einzelnen Veranstaltungen.

Family ticket

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Group ticket

Ermäßigungsberechtigt sind angemeldete Gruppen ab 10 Personen. Sonderpreis für Schulgruppen: 2,00 € pro Person. Angemeldete Kindergruppen ab 10 Kindern erhalten eine Ermäßigung zum Schulklassenpreis.

Booking Telephone
+49 (30) 53 60 63-719

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