Our visit to the Museum of Technology in Berlin was part of our German Road trip (that page has links to all the hotels, restaurants and places visited).
It wasn’t far to walk from the Gleisdreieck U-Bahn station (journey included with our Berlin WelcomeCard). You’ll know when you’re nearby as an aircraft hangs over the top of the building.
The entrance was on a quiet street.
After you enter, purchase a ticket for €8 (child and concession prices available) and climb a small staircase. After that, you can choose to visit the new building, full of ships and aviation, or turn right into a series of train engine sheds. You can click on the map below to make it bigger.
We went first to the engine sheds. The corridor felt really cosy and not what you’d expect in a museum.
There was something very relaxing about walking from one engine shed to another, just looking at steam trains while the sun shone through the windows. It was the exact opposite of a stuffy museum.
Outside were turntables used to bring the engines into the sheds.
There was also some nice-looking gardens, but there were too many wasps plaguing Berlin for me to venture there.
We could have easily spent more than a few hours in the engine sheds, but hadn’t really left enough time for the whole place and instead went back to the modern building. I skipped the first few floors dedicated to shipping…
…and went straight to aviation.
There is an outside terrace on the top floor where you can get a closer look at the aircraft that hangs over the top of the building.
You could easily spend more than two hours in the shipping and aviation building.
Back near the entrance was a small exhibition dedicated to the progresses in computing – I liked it but if computers aren’t your thing then you could safely skip that.
We could see another building on our map and asked how to get there. We were directed out of the entrance, turn right along the street, right again past the hanging aircraft and then several minutes walk to another building.
I wonder how many visitors miss this annex. We went inside and found an eclectic mixture of vehicles and spaces dedicated to different technical innovation.
We enjoyed wandering around, although I think anyone could easily see the annex exhibits in under an hour.
I’d definitely recommend a visit to the German Museum of Technology while you are in Berlin – even if you aren’t especially interested in technology, the place has a friendly, relaxed feel and it’s nice to be able to go outside.
German Museum of Technology/Deutsches Technikmuseum
Trebbiner Str. 9,
Regular opening hours
Tuesday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.30 pm
Saturday / Sunday 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
Public holidays 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
Phone: +49 30 902540