The German Museum of Technology in Berlin provides an in-depth look at Germany's technical history through its 25,000 square meters (over 269,000 square feet) of floor space with exhibits about technology on land, on water and in the air. Topics include traffic, communications, production and energy technology, as well as inland and high sea navigation, space and aeronautics. Many of the exhibits in the museum are interactive and hands-on experiences.
The museum has an extensive rail transport section that starts with the steam train and works its way through the first electric trains all the way to present-day German high speed rail. One of the biggest exhibits at the museum is in the "From Ballooning to the Berlin Airlift" display, which shows roughly 200 years of developments and events in German aerospace history. Another section teaches visitors about the technology of ships and their effects throughout history.
At the museum, visitors can also learn about the invention of the first computer, the development of communications technology, writing and printing technology, film and photography technology and much more. There is a historical brewery as well as a restaurant and a museum gift shop on site.
The German Museum of Technology is located at Trebbiner Straße 9 in Berlin. To get to it, take the U1 or U2 to the Gleisdreieck U-bahn station. The museum is open 9am to 5:30pm Tuesday through Friday and from 10am to 6pm on weekends. Admission costs 6 euros.