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German Technical Museum Berlin
This museum (Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin) is at the site of a former railroad freight yard. It incorporates two roundhouses and turntables that used to be used for steam locomotives.
There is also an exhibit of early computers by the inventor Konrad Zuse (1910-1995), including a full-scale replica of his first computer, the Z1, which he built in 1938. The original Z1 was destroyed in the war, but a replica was later built from the original plans under Zuse's direction.
The first photo shows a Z23 computer from the late 1950s.
Second photo: Konrad Zuse was also a painter. Here two of his paintings are on display.
Third photo: old bicycles from the nineteenth century.
Fourth photo: a steam locomotive in one of the original roundhouses.
The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 to 17:30, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00. Closed Mondays.
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Deutsches Technikmuseum (German Technology Museum)
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.
This is a huge museum with both massive indoor and outdoor exhibits. Full size fishing boats, and planes, exterior windmills etc. No matter what part of technology you are interested in there will be something here to see. Allow a couple of hours even if your rushing around.
The building's famous C-47 'Raisinbomber' Skytrain can be seen with ease from the top of the Fernsehturm Television Tower and from a descending aircraft landing at Tempelhof Airport. The museum contains many relics throughout, with a large aircraft section which houses a Messerschmitt Bf 110, Flak cannon, Stuka and a V-1 flying bomb.
Millers explain their old craft in the fully functional trestle windmill dating from 1820 or the Dutch windmill from 1911. An undershot water-wheel at the mill pond drives a historical forge. The historical brewery casts light on the art of brewing around 1910.
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German Technical Museum
The German Technical Museum [ Deutsches Technikmuseum ] is near the U Bahn station Gleisdreieck. Leave station follow the signs to museum about 250 m walk. You pass a Mercure hotel. Then suddenly you see the museum building with the American plane on the roof. Admission was 6 euro April 2013. Many sections including shipping,aviation,textiles,computers,brewing,rail transport,forge and road transport.There is a small cafe.The railway engines are housed in old Engine sheds. On show just inside entrance is the Cessna flown by German student to red sq Moscow in 1987. Museum closed on Mondays
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