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“Good museum, plenty to see.”

German Museum of Technology Berlin (Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin)
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US$117.25*
and up
Berlin Pass Including Entry to More Than 50 Attractions
Ranked #29 of 913 things to do in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The museum presents a broad spectrum of old and new technology. Permanent exhibits include rail transport, navigation, writing and printing, aerospace, film technology, telecommunications, textile and road traffic.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 28 November 2013

Very impressed, plenty of decent exhibits. Most things had an English translation and you receive a discount if you have a Berlin WelcomeCard.

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Reviewed 26 November 2013

We weren't able to get the audio guides in English as the ladies at the ticket window kept telling us there weren't any, they were quite rude, actually. However, we decided to just see what we could see, we were with young kids and they were entranced, full size boats, trains, airplanes on display were really incredible, and we enjoyed seeing an enigma machine. There wasn´t as much technology on display as we thought, and all the signs were in mostly in German. We enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 22 November 2013

Having visited a few other technology museums in Europe, we were looking forward to our visit here. The expectations were high as we were supposed to be going to a Technology Museum in Germany!!
The two ladies manning the information / Reception counter were so much engrossed in their conversation that they completely ignored the customers. This was extremely rude indeed. After we had somehow managed to get their attention to us for buying tickets, the expression on their faces and the body language continued to be a very unwelcome one.
Anyway, we still kept our hopes and spirits high. However the more time we spent there, the more disappointed we were. Moving from area to area, we were expecting the next area to have better exhibits, better directions, better information and better organization. But we were utterly disappointed. There are supposed to be some live demonstrations but we failed to see any even we were there at the displayed timing. There was no information about the cancellation of the events.
We also rented the audio guides. Only the adult ones had English version and I will never understand the reason why the non adult could not be in English.
Lots of locomotives and trains and it is easy to get lost there. But it is difficult to understand the point in putting so many of them together. The lack of English signs and explanation makes you loose interest quickly.
May be we were disappointed because we have been to some other technology museums (Vienna for example) which we found much better, informative and with far more working models and of course better welcome and staff, or we were expecting too much from a German technology museum.

All in all a let down! There are much better places in Berlin to see and go to!! This one is a waste of time due to unpleasant staff, poor organization, poor management and poor collection.

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Reviewed 14 November 2013

A heaven for technology enthusiasts, this place has an inventory of some 50+ real, full size airplanes and trains which make you wonder how the hell they managed to put them all together in this place. Trains section is remarkable with authentic 150+ years exhibits at place. real size aircrafts are also shown, including Messerschmitt, Junkers and an amazing Douglas C-47 Skytrain hung up at the top of the building. In addition, there is a never ending collection of Photography articles which goes back to early 1900s. you need at least 2 days to really discover the thousands of items this fine place has to offer.

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Reviewed 14 November 2013

Excellent display of railroad equipment from the very first in 1832 to the latest. Also houses communications equipment. They provided a wheel chair for me. The restaurant in the museum lobby is good, serving traditional German food, but watch out for the bio-potato salad, which is not at all traditional. The railroad display areas are housed in semicircular roundhouse settings which were dark on the rainy day we were there. Remnants of the pre-war Anhalt station are incorporated into the Museum's construction and displays.

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