If you take the U-Bahn U1 between Möckernbrücke and Gleisdreieck you can’t miss seeing the building of Deutsches Technikmuseum: A big Rosinenbomber (candy bomber) is installed at the top of it. It is one of the iconic aircrafts used in 1949 by the Western Allies to bring supplies, like food and sweets, to Berlin while the city experienced the Berlin Blockade.
Even if you are not interested in any technical things the Technikmuseum is a must-do for everyone who loves big toys like planes, trains and boats from the last centuries. And the best thing is: you can even touch and enter some of them! But they are not only big. In the photo exhibition for example you can see some of the smallest spy cameras in the world.
The museum consists of several buildings with different themes: aerospace, navigation, computing, rail transport, road traffic, photo technology and many more.
Check out the Z1, mankind’s first computer built by Konrad Zuse. Have a look in the luxury class and the poor cabins of a train from early 20th century. Visit an old brewery and you will appreciate your beer afterwards even more.
Go to the aircrafts and hover over, under and between all the different bombers and planes. Check out tiny sample ships. Walk on the planks of a real ship that floated on the Spree. Or have a stroll in the park around some real big windmills! The Technikmuseum is a real playground – for both adults and children.