Waterworks Museum

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Schöpfmaschinenhaus „B“ im Wasserwerk Berlin-Friedrichshagen. Das Foto zeigt einen Ausschnitt der Technik der Kraftmaschinen. Foto: Muehlenbernd, 2018 [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons Foto: Muehlenbernd, 2018, [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

The Waterworks Museum (Museum im Alten Wasserwerk) is located in a section of the decommissioned Friedrichshagen waterworks on the banks of Müggelsee Lake. When the waterworks began operating in 1893, it was the largest and most modern of its kind in Europe. Today, with its six engine rooms, four Rieseler systems, several sand filters, side structures and residential buildings, the complex functions as an important witness to industrial history. 
On the 7,000 m² museum grounds, there are three "Maschinenschöpfhäuser" (pumping machines), and the main machine hall is entirely unique and in its original state. Visitors can still see one of the three machines – which were originally powered by steam – in operation.
The exhibition features several technical devices, tools, drawings, plans and photographs and offers an overview of the history of water supply and sewage disposal in Berlin since 1850. In the course of the exhibition, the progress connected to the construction of canalisation becomes clear: in fact, the unhygienic conditions and diseases connected with supply wells and wooden water pipes came to an end. The museum also examines the new organisation of the waterworks in the 1920s, the effects of the Nazi rise to power on public works and the separation of the water supply after the division of the city in 1949.

Waterworks Museum
Müggelseedamm 307
12587 Berlin

+49 (30) 86 44-63 93
Monday -Sunday

+++ Das Museum ist wegen eines Betreiberwechsels seit 17. Dezember 2018 bis auf Weiteres geschlossen! +++

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