German Museum of Technology

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The German Museum of Technology
The German Museum of Technology

Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin ("German Museum of Technology") was founded in 1982 in Berlin, Germany, and exhibits a large collection of historical technical artifacts. The museum's main emphasis is on rail transport, but it also features exhibits of various sorts of industrial technology. Recently, it has opened both maritime and aviation exhibition halls. The museum also contains a special exhibition opened which featured the inventions of computer pioneer Konrad Zuse, including a reproduction of the Z1. It is located in the Kreuzberg district of Berlin, in buildings formerly part of the freight depot attached to the Anhalter Bahnhof. The building's famous C-47 'Raisinbomber' Skytrain can be seen with ease from the top of the Fernsehturm and from a descending aircraft landing at Tempelhof Airport.


[edit] Permanent Exhibit

The permanent exhibit highlights areas of technology in: chemical and pharmaceutical, photograph and film, beer brewing, public transportation, aerospace, telecommunications, paper and textiles, manufacturing, computing and automation and navigation.

The science center (called the Spectrum) is under going major renovations and won't be open until the summer of 2013.[1]

The museum contains many relics throughout, including an enormous railway collection, a large aircraft section which houses a Messerschmitt Bf 110, Flak cannon, Stuka and a V-1 flying bomb. The Cessna that Mathias Rust flew to Moscow during the cold war has also been added to the exhibition.[2]

[edit] Events and Education

The museum has an educational focus and offers guided tours with audio in English, French, Polish and Turkish. School tours and family focused interactive family activities are also available in addition to birthday parties.

[edit] Reception

The German Museum of Technology is rated #31 out of 350 attractions in Berlin according to Trip Adviser[3] and is mentioned in guide books to Berlin.[4][5]

[edit] Notes and References

  2. Reims Cessna F172P, D-ECJB, in the Deutsches Technikmuseum, 2009
  5. German Museum of Technology

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