Deutsches Technikmuseum (German Technology Museum) was on our itinerary for today. From our hotel we took the U-bahn to the U2 line Glesdreieck station. For a price of 8 Euro, you get admission to the technology museum and the science centre museum as well.
Opening Hours: Tue to Fri 9am – 5.30pm. Sat, Sun and Public Holidays 10am – 6pm. Closed Monday.
Admission : 8 Euro/Adult. Free entrance for kids under 6years old.
Lockers and Cloakroom : Free of charge
Public Transport : U1, U7 Station Mockernbrucke
U1, U2, Station Glesdreieck
S1, S2, S25 Station Anhalter Bahnhof
When we arrive, there are many children as well and I though this museum might be too kiddy for us. But my fear is not valid as this museum covers a wide spectrum from computers, electricity, radio, transportation, ships, aircraft, steam engines, trains, jewellery and case making, paper making and films. There are also short demonstrations throughout the day that is free of charge for you to attend. No prior sign up is required.
I think the flight and train sections are fascinating for those who are plane and train lovers as you can see the real and/or replicas displayed. A lot of the exhibits are restored from the original ones and you can see almost the real thing. There s also many examples of transportation used during the war as well.
We watched a few demonstrations like the very early diesel engine in the lobby, paper making and diesel locomotive but they are all conducted in German. So do keep that in mind if you are attending these sessions.
We didn’t spend as long as we did in the German History Museum but we did clock a good 5hrs here with a couple of breaks in between.
After leaving the technology museum, we took the train to Alexenderplatz and walked to the Hackescher Market thinking it is actually an market but it is really just an area with a lot of nice high end shops, unique shops, bars and restaurants. It is still a nice place to walk through but it wasn’t a markethalle as I thought it was. We took the S-bahn (1 stop) back to Alexenerplatz and surprisingly there is a mini-Octoberfest going on and it reminded me of the awesome Christmas markets we had experience many years back when we were in Berlin.
I have heard so many “must try” foods while in Berlin and the currywurst is one of them so I decided to get a currywurst and potatoes for 8 Euro from one of the stalls. Craig got himself a bratwurst with bun (twice! He went back for another because it taste so good to him) and we settled at the Paulaner beer tent area. I have to get myself a beer of course. It cost 6 Euro for a glass of 500ml beer and 2 Euro of deposit for the glass.
The weather had been kind and there was a bit of afternoon sun too. The crowd was coming in for post work drinks and the ambience is great. I have to say , as a non-beer drinker, the beer at the Paulaner tent is the best I had in Berlin. We were contemplating for a long time whether to get dessert or not and after a while decided yes, we would get dessert. Craig settled for fresh made churros and I went for a warm pretzel. The extra calories is probably damaging but we had a great day.