You should allow at least 3-4 hours to visit the must-see German Museum of Technology in Berlin. At over 26,000 square metres it’s one of the largest technology museums in Europe.
The museum is located at the site of the former Anhalter Train Yard in Gleisdreieck and began with a focus on rail transport It has since grown to encompass a full array of exhibits showcasing a progression of old to new technologies.
The exhibits cover many industries: aviation, rail transportation, automobiles, shipping, film, communications, computers, energy, chemistry, and pharmaceuticals. You will learn how changing technologies have helped shape world history.
You will see real historic aircraft, ships, and trains.
Over 150 hands-on experiences add to the fun-factor as you learn about the different technologies.
Besides the permanent exhibits, the Spectrum Science Center located next to the museum is included in your admission.
An ample assortment of demonstrations and guided tours are available daily.
This is a wonderful museum for families with children. Your kids won’t become bored here!
The museum has two restaurants plus a bistro, but they also welcome you to bring your own lunch. Picnic tables are provided inside the exhibit areas and outside in the museum park.
Keep in mind that the German Museum of Technology is closed every Monday and on major holidays.
Public transport is highly recommended for getting to the museum. Car parking is particularly limited.
Facts For Your Visit
Official Website: German Museum of TechnologyFee: Yes
Some attractions may have reduced hours or be closed due to COVID-19. Please verify opening hours with the attraction before visiting.
- Tuesday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
- Wednesday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
- Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
- Friday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
- Saturday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Trebbiner Str. 9
Phone: +49 30 902540
S R. Aug-25-2019
If you're from the US and have been to the smithsonian in DC, then I'm not sure if there'd be much to wow the average museum visitor. Read More
Natalye R. Jan-09-2019
Hard to believe I've lived in Berlin as long as I have without making it here, but over the winter break I finally visited the German Museum of Technology.... Read More
Clifford K. Jan-25-2017
Go here if you are at all interested in planes or boats, which is what I saw on a 3 hour visit through the new building. It doesn't matter what age, there's... Read More
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How to get to German Museum of Technology by U-Bahn, S-Bahn
Nearest U-Bahn, S-Bahn Line(s): U1, U2, U3, U7, S1, S2, S25, S26
Nearest U-Bahn, S-Bahn Station(s): U-Möckernbrücke, U-Gleisdreieck, S-Anhalter Bahnhof
From S-Anhalter Bahnhof: Walk southeast on Hallesches Ufer to the pedestrian bridge the crosses the Landwehr Canal. The museum is on the other side.
From U-Gleisdreieck: exit onto Luckenwalder Str. and continue east (towards the bridge). Go right on Tempelhofer Ufer to the museum entrance which is on the other side of the U-Bahn Bridge.
From U-Möckernbrücke: exit onto Tempelhofer Ufer and go left (west) to the museum entrance.
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