Deutsches Technikmuseum - German Technical Museum, Berlin

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    Technical Museum

    by alancollins Written Oct 28, 2007

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    The Deutsches Technikmuseum was opened in 1983 and is housed in a number of buildings, though you can’t miss the main building with its aeroplane hanging over the building. It is a large exhibition that has a confusing layout and it is easy to miss some of the exhibits. There are audio guides available but it is not always easy to find the various points where you switch on the guide. Not all the exhibits have an English translation and its sometime difficult work out what they are about. That said there are different areas of technology including a locomotive shed, vehicles, aircraft, live demonstrations, outside exhibits and the hands on displays at the Spectrum Centre that is popular with children.

    Junkers Ju 52 The 88 Anti Aircraft Gunn Historical train engine Windmill Enigma Encoder Machine
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    German Technical Museum Berlin

    by Nemorino Updated Dec 5, 2012

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    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.

    Konrad Zuse's Z23 computer Two of Zuse's paintings Historical bicycles An old steam locomotive
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    Deutsches Technik Museum

    by listenandlearn Updated Sep 5, 2005

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    The Deutsches Technik Museum is certainly one of my favourite museum-not only that I gain much knowledge of these so very entertaining but the elegantly presented to the public made our visit to Technik Museum more worth eveyone´s time and so forth. Days it opens are from Tuesdays through Friday from 0900 Hours till 1750 Hours. Saturday and Sunday they are open from 10Hours till 1800Hours. Mondays The Deutsches Technic Museum is closed...like many other museums all over Europe.

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    Deutsches Technikmuseum (German Technology Museum)

    by darkjedi Written Jun 4, 2008

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    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.

    Museum New Building Locomotive Loom Model of the old Berlin Air Museum damaged in WW2 Full sized boats !
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    Aviation Museum

    by grishaV1 Updated Oct 7, 2004

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    If you love transportation museums, this is a good place to go to spend some time . The airplane which hangs outside in front of the building of course is no longer in service. Inside its about technology and also communications. All kind of strange things. But I would suggest you go only if you are into such things, planes, trains and automobiles LOL otherwise you might get bored.

    an authentic plane in silouette of sunset
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    The Spectrum

    by Sileas Written Sep 9, 2004

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    Associated with the Museum für Verkehr und Technik is the Spectrum, the "playground" of the Museum. Where the main building is a interesting Museum, this part is an experience for everyone. It is crammed with experiments, a display of physical phenomenons and the biggest Science centre in Europe!

    Mainly still, it is loads of fun!

    The infamous witches house...
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    by miromi Written Sep 7, 2002

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    The Berlin Science Museum is one of the best museums in the world, and I really mean that! While most US science museums are geared for children and keep their explanations simple or tailor flashy but fluffy multimedia exhibits, German science museums are staffed by knowledgable, talkative guides who give regular demonstrations and answer questions about anything and everything. Among the exhibits I saw here were a windmill (I got to go inside, and saw an excellent presentation, along with being allowed to push moving parts), antique trains, working steam powered factories, and 'how-to' exhibits on papermaking and jewelry crafting.

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    German Technical Museum

    by alectrevor Updated Apr 28, 2013

    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

    Main Entrance In separate section,  Cars. Cessna flown to red sq in 1987 by Ger.student Rust Shipping Rail

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    The slightly different Museum Experience

    by Sileas Written Sep 9, 2004

    I remember many happy school trips strolling through the halls of the Museum für Verkehr und Technik (Museum for Transport and Technology) in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
    Other Schooltrips were usually forced and not much fun, but this one is different.
    In the main building on Trebbiner Str. the history of Technology is explaned and depicted with great experiments and exhibits. The range goes from trains and cars to spinning machines etc. It is a huge lot of things to see and a day well spend!

    A nice garden adds to the experience, so you don't have to get anoyed about a day spend indoors.

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