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Das Deutsche Technikmuseum in Berlin-Kreuzberg präsentiert auf über 26.500 Quadratmetern die Kulturgeschichte der Technik.
SDTB / Foto: C. Kirchner
Ein modernes Neubaugebäude mit Glasfassade. An einer Stahlkonstruktion auf dem Dach hängt ein Flugzeug.
Der Rosinenbomber vom Typ Douglas C-47 B „Skytrain“ über der Terrasse des Neubaus ist das Wahrzeichen des Deutschen Technikmuseums.
© SDTB / H. Hattendorf
Der Rosinenbomber vom Typ Douglas C-47 B „Skytrain“ über der Terrasse des Neubaus ist das Wahrzeichen des Deutschen Technikmuseums © SDTB / H. Hattendorf
Museumsroboter TIM führt Besucherinnen und Besucher auf dem kürzesten Weg zu ausgewählten Objekten in der Ausstellung „Das Netz“.
SDTB / Foto: C. Kirchner
Eine Frau und ein Mann stehen mit Museumsroboter TIM vor einer Vitrine. Gerade betätigt sie den Touchbildschirm des Roboters, der ein altes orangenes Telefon mit Wählscheibe zeigt.
Die Bücker Bü 131 ist eines der ersten und weltweit bekanntesten Kunstflugzeuge.
SDTB / Foto: H. Hattendorf
Ein großes gelbes Flugzeug hängt senkrecht im offenen Treppenhaus des Neubaus. Im Hintergrund hängen weitere Flugzeuge und Flugapparate.
Eine Oase in der Großstadt: Der weitläufige Museumspark lädt zum Entspannen ein.
SDTB / Foto: C. Kirchner
Blick von oben auf ein Gebäudeensemble aus Backstein, umgeben von grünen Bäumen. Hinter den Gebäuden stehen ein Wasserturm und ein Schornstein.
Zahlreiche historische Loks und Waggons stehen in den Lokschuppen bereit. Mehr als 40 originale Schienenfahrzeuge erzählen die Geschichte der Eisenbahn.
SDTB / Foto: H. Hattendorf
Blick in die Schienenverkehrs-Ausstellung: Eine historische schwarzrote Lokomotive, und mehrere Abteilwagen stehen auf Schienen nebeneinander aufgereiht.
Beim Trockensegeln können Besucherinnen und Besucher selbst Hand anlegen und Knoten knüpfen lernen.
SDTB / Foto: F. Grosse
Eine Frau und ein Junge sitzen sich vor einem Segelmast mit aufgespannten Segeln gegenüber. Beide haben Seile in der Hand und machen Knoten.
Die prachtvollen Schnitzereien der schwedischen VASA von 1628 zeigen, dass Schiffe auch als Repräsentationsobjekte und Ausdruck von Macht dienten.
SDTB / Foto: C. Kirchner
Drei Kinder stehen auf einem Podest hinter einer Vitrine und betrachten ein großes, detailreiches Schiffsmodell. Hinter ihnen steht eine Frau.
Die Ausstellung zum Straßenverkehr zeigt unter dem Motto „Unterwegs mit Auto & Co“ vielfältige Exponate rund um die Kulturgeschichte der Mobilität.
SDTB / Foto: C. Kirchner
Blick in die Straßenverkehr-Ausstellung: Ein weißes historisches Cabriolet, eine Kutsche mit Pferd und eine Deckeninstallation aus verschiedenen Holz-Rädern.

The German Museum of Technology (Deutsches Technikmuseum) was founded in 1982 and operates in the tradition of the many technical-historical collections that were housed in Berlin up to WWII; the museum actually took over the stocks of some of these former museums after the war.
The museum is located on the grounds of the former Anhalter Train Yard and invites visitors on an exciting journey of discovery through the cultural history of technology. On roughly 25,000 square metres, visitors will find exhibitions on communications technology, production technology, energy technology and transport technology. In the museum's new glass building, the history of shipping and aviation comes to life. The library and historical archive are also located here.  
In 2011, the permanent exhibition "Mensch in Fahrt – unterwegs mit Auto & Co" ("Man on the road – On the Road with Cars et al") was opened on the former loading road, where visitors can now see carriages, bicycles, motorcycles and 30 automobiles from different epochs. Two historical locomotive sheds house an additional 40 railway cars. There are also wind and water mills and a brewery at the museum park.  
With a programme that includes the Science Center Spectrum, daily tours of historical machines and models and a wide range of other guided tours, the museum is a fun and favoured learning destination for young and old.  

Opening hours,

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

16:00

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
  • 24. December closed
  • 25. December closed
  • 26. December 10:00 - 18:00
  • 31. December closed

Location,

Trebbiner Straße 9, 10963 Berlin

Telephone,

+49 (30) 902 54-0

Fax,

+49 (30) 902 54-175

Website,

technikmuseum.berlin

Email,

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Prices,

Admission price 8,00 €

Reduced price 4,00 €

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Exhibitions

What kind of work is done in a chemistry lab? The instruments on display illustrate various procedures such as the distillation, filtration, and extraction of chemical substances.
SDTB / C. Kirchner
There are several display cases on a table. They contain various instruments from a chemistry laboratory, including pipettes, a Liebig condenser (used for distillation), a centrifuge, and a microscope.

Pills and pipettes

Unfortunately, the exhibition is currently closed. We ask for your understanding!

Drei Wandvitrinen zeigen viele verschiedene Objekte: Bücher, Werkzeuge und Matrizen.
SDTB / C. Kirchner
Three wall display cases exhibit many different objects, including books, tools, and matrices.

Printing technology

Unfortunately, the exhibition is currently closed. We ask for your understanding!

When a mutoscope (ca. 1900) is turned rapidly, it gives the viewer the impression of seeing a moving picture.
SDTB / U. Steinert
A girl looks into an illuminated case and turns a crank. Display cases with exhibits are in the background.

Film Technology

Unfortunately, the exhibition is currently closed. We ask for your understanding!

The first handheld cameras. The exhibition “The Fascination of the Moment” focuses on the development of photography.
SDTB / C. Kirchner
A large display case made of dark wood shows various historical cameras with wooden bodies. A few black-and-white photographs hang in the background.

Photo technology

Unfortunately, the exhibition is currently closed. We ask for your understanding!

The heart of the brewery is the brewhouse, featuring a brewing kettle and lauter tun.
SDTB / C. Kirchner
At the heart of the Historical Brewery is a large copper kettle with a massive pipe rising from the top.

Historic brewery

The Historic Brewery is only open for guided tours. Unfortunately, no guided tours are possible at the moment due to Corona-related restrictions.

At the age of 26, engineer Konrad Zuse developed the world’s first computer in his parents’ living room, in Berlin’s Kreuzberg district. His aim was to automate tedious statics calculations.
SDTB / N. Michalke
Two women and a man bend over a large glass display case in which the Z1’s mechanical arithmetic unit can be seen.

Computer Science

Each suitcase tells the story of a journey. As new means of transportation were developed, suitcase design changed accordingly. In the 19th century, suitcases got flatter to make them easier to stack on trains.
SDTB / C. Kirchner
A tall stack of historical suitcases in various shades of brown and black. Most of the suitcases are leather, but some are made of wood or hardboard.

Case production

The “Elektropolis Berlin” exhibition focuses on the transition to the Communication Age.
SDTB / C. Kirchner
A view of the Telecommunications exhibition. There are several glass display cases containing radios. In the middle there is a model of the “Vox Haus” building.

Communications Engineering

The paper testing machine does not make individual pieces of paper but rather one long continuous sheet.
SDTB / C. Musiol
A view of the Papermaking exhibition. There is a machine several meters long in the foreground. Sheets of paper hang from the ceiling. Images and texts can be seen on the wall.

Paper Technology

Unfortunately, the exhibition is currently closed. We ask for your understanding!

At the jewelry table, individual jewelry parts are worked by hand. The steps include sawing, carving, drilling, filing, and soldering.
SDTB / C. Kirchner
Between two yellow display cases containing a variety of objects, a table with numerous jewelry tools can be seen. There is a woman sitting at the table, working.

Jewellery production

This 1928 Würker embroidery machine with three heads is controlled by a punch card. All three of its heads embroider the same pattern.
SDTB / C. Kirchner
Overhead view of a large, historical embroidery machine. It has a punch card wound on a spool and three heads, each with thread of various colors and an embroidery frame.

Textile Technology

A small part of this exhibition is unfortunately currently closed. We ask for your understanding!

The Historical Machine Shop displays typical metalworking equipment from around 1900.
SDTB / C. Kirchner
A view of the Historical Machine Shop, featuring several metalworking machines. Mounted to the ceiling are the line shaft and the various wheels and belts that transmit power from the steam engine to the machines.

Machine Tools

Holländermühle im Museumspark im Herbst. Die umliegenden Bäume sind leicht gelb und braun gefärbt.
SDTB / C. Kirchner
The smock mill in the Museum Park in the autumn. The leaves of the surrounding trees are light yellow and brown.

Wind energy in the museum park

Railroad vehicles are put on the right track by a turntable and brought into the Engine Shed, also called a roundhouse, through large gates.
SDTB / C. Kirchner
The gate to the Engine Shed, or roundhouse, is open, and a red compartment car is half inside. In the background, the Shed’s curved wall, a chimney, and a water tower can be seen.

Railway

The Bücker Bü 131 was one of the first aerobatic planes. It is still one of the best-known.
SDTB / H. Hattendorf
A large yellow airplane hangs nose-up in the atrium of the New Building. There are other airplanes and gliders hanging in the background.

Aerospace

The splendid wood carving on the Swedish VASA, from 1628, shows that ships were also intended to be monumental objects and expressions of power.
SDTB / C. Kirchner
There are three children standing on a platform behind a display case, looking at a large, detailed model ship. A woman stands behind them.

Shipping

The motto of the Road Transport exhibition is “On the Move.” Its diverse exhibits illustrate the cultural history of mobility.
SDTB / C. Kirchner
View of the Road Transport exhibition, featuring a historical white convertible, a horse and buggy, and a ceiling installation made of various wooden wheels.

Road traffic

This image shows the great diversity of historical and modern communication devices, from a 19th-century pointer telegraph to a smartwatch of today.
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.

The network

People, cables, data streams

Sugars are everywhere! Trees and other plants are made of the polysaccharide cellulose.
SDTB / H. Hattendorf
A young woman walks through the “Sugars and Beyond” exhibition. On the ceiling there is a large, backlit photograph showing the green canopy of a forest. On the floor there is a section of a poplar tree trunk.

All sugar!

Food - Material - Energy

170 years of subway history
SDTB / M. Scherf
The oldest existing subay model is exhibited next to the BVG Mock-Up in the Engine Shed.

Berlin underground trains of yesterday and tomorrow

From A to J

Ein Schrankenwärter steht vor einer rekonstruierten Kriegslok der Baureihe 52.
SDTB / B. Wollny
Das Schwarzweißfoto zeigt links einen Schrankenwärter, der am Gleis auf der rechten Seite vor einer rekonstruierten Kriegslok der Baureihe 52 steht

Everyday life on rails

Photographs from the GDR by Burkhard Wollny

Der Jeep von Michael Warshitsky, der am 1. Februar 2016 als Opfer eines illegalen Autorennens starb. Der sogenannte Kudamm-Raser-Fall hatte einen starken Einfluss auf die Gesetzgebung und Rechtsprechung in Bezug auf illegale Autorennen.
SDTB / Foto: Tzscheuschner
Das Bild zeigt eine Unfallstelle mit einem rosa Jeep.

Madness - Illegal car racing. How do we stop the speeding frenzy?

Events

kids.digilab.berlin entdecken
SDTB / C. Kirchner
Ein kleines Mädchen und ein kleiner Junge entdecken kleine Roboter im kids digilab berlin.

German Museum of Technology

discover kids.digilab.berlin

Workshop

Thementag: Sonne
Foto: SDTB

German Museum of Technology

Theme day: Sun

Workshop, Miscellaneous

Losrollen - Verkehrsparcours und Verkehrsschilder im Museumspark
SDTB / M. Jahre
Ein Kind fährt mit einem Trettauto im Museumspark

German Museum of Technology

Roll on - design traffic course and clack bands

Miscellaneous

SDTB / kids.digilab
Drei Roboter mit Stiften auf weißem Untergrund

German Museum of Technology

Creative programming

Drawing with robots

Workshop

Eine Oase in der Großstadt: Der weitläufige Museumspark lädt zum Entspannen ein.
SDTB / C. Kirchner
Blick auf den Museumspark des Deutschen Technikmuseums.

German Museum of Technology

Family tour in the Museum Park

Guided Tour

German Museum of Technology

Fahrradwerkstatt

Workshop in Kooperation mit dem Rückenwind e.V.

Workshop

Museumstour zum Tasten: Schifffahrt
SDTB / Steinert

German Museum of Technology

Museum tour to the key: Shipping

Guided Tour

Pflanzenmotive drucken im Museumspark
Foto: SDTB

German Museum of Technology

Printing plant motifs in the museum park

Workshop

KIMBA ist der Kinder- und Jugendbereich der Tafel und kocht schon seit vielen Jahren mit Berliner Schülerinnen und Schülern.
Foto: Berliner Tafel e.V.

German Museum of Technology

Cooking with KIMBA

Workshop

TechLab: Fantastic Plastic - 3D-Zeichnen mit recyclebarem Plastik
SDTB / Steinert
Ein Mädchen zeichnet mit einem 3D-Stift auf einer grünen Unterlage.

German Museum of Technology

TechLab: Fantastic Plastic - 3D drawing with recyclable plastic

Workshop

SDTB / C. Kirchner

German Museum of Technology

Der Traum vom Fliegen

Guided Tour

SDTB / U. Steinert

German Museum of Technology

TechLab: Going bananas - Controlling computers with crazy things

Workshop

In der Werkstatt – Schmuck gestalten
SDTB / S. Hengst

German Museum of Technology

In the workshop - designing jewelry

Workshop

Aus alten Zahnbürsten entstehen abgefahrene Bristelbots.
SDTB / G. Hidde
Drei sogenannte Bristlebots aus alten Zahnbürsten. Die Roboter bestehen aus den Köpfen der Zahnbürsten, auf die Kondensatoren und Vibrationsmotoren geklebt wurden. Verschönert wurden sie mit buntem Filz, Wolle und Wackelaugen.

German Museum of Technology

TechLab: Bristlebots

Building toothbrush robots

Workshop

Bunte Flitzer aus Pappe
R. Lepadus
Auf dem lila Untergrund liegen vier bunte Flitzer aus Klo- und Küchenpapierrollen

German Museum of Technology

Cardboard tube speedster

Workshop

„Leinen los!“ heißt es mehrmals im Jahr im Museum: Dann tuckern kleine Modellschiffe über unseren idyllischen Museumsteich im Park.
SDTB / U. Steinert
Ein grünes Modellschiff schwimmt auf dem Teich.

German Museum of Technology

Cast off! - Model ships on the museum pond

Miscellaneous

Digital

Tickets

Admission price

8,00 €

Reduced price

4,00 €

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Group ticket

From 10 persons per person, regular: 5,00 €, reduced: 2,00 €.

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