Current Information

Deutsches Technikmuseum & Science Center Spectrum are open again!

Auf einem gepflasterten Platz sieht man eine aus Metallbuchstaben erstellte Wortskulptur, die sich „Technik Museum“ liest. Im Hintergrund ein Backsteingebäude.
Wortskulptur auf dem Vorplatz des Deutschen Technikmuseums in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
SDTB / H. Hattendorf

Dear visitors to the museum,

Deutsches Technikmuseum is open again, in accordance with the safety regulations. We open for you the main building and the Ladestraße. Admission is preferably by online ticket. There are only a small number of tickets for sale at the cashier desk at Trebbiner Straße, we strongly recommend booking your tickets online to avoid long waiting times.

Groups can visit the museum again. The maximum group size is 15 people. For learning groups, at least one accompanying person is required per 14 people. School classes must be divided accordingly.

The Science Center Spectrum is open for individual and group visits. The guidelines on group size apply here, as well.

Please note our current visitor’s information and hygiene regulations. We are looking forward to your visit!

Requirements for entering the museum

  • You must have a valid online ticket. 
  • There is only a small contingent of tickets available at the cashier. We strongly recommend buying an online ticket.
  • The 3G rule applies to the museum visit. In order to visit the museum, all visitors must provide a certificate of either a full vaccination, a Covid-recovery or a negative test. Exempted from this requirement are children up to the age of seven and pupils from Germany with corresponding proof (this does also apply during autumn school holidays).
  • At the weekend (30. + 31.10) we offer the services of the Coronabike. Here, children and young people under the age of 18, can get a free Corona test. Please, register for the test here.
    General information on Coronabike and prices are available here.

Please note: Due to the new regulations for museum visits, there may be a queue at the entrance of the museum and the Science Center Spectrum which might cause you to wait before entering. The visit of the Spectrum can unfortunately not be guaranteed in case of a high visitor frequency. We ask for your understanding!

Following exhibitions are open:

Rail Transport, Shipping, Aviation, Road Transport, “The Network”, Computers, Sugars, Machine Tools, Textile Technology, the Museum Park and the Science Center Spectrum.

As of now, the exhibitions on Chemicals and Pharmacy, Film and Photo Technology, Printing, Papermaking, Telecommunications, Historical Suitcase Production, Jewlery Manufacture and a small part of the exhibition on Textile Technology are closed.

Joining forces against Corona: Do your part!

In order to best protect you and our employees we have implemented extensive protection and hygiene regulations. In this way we can work together to stem the spread of the virus. Join the effort!

Protection and Hygiene Regulations

  • Adults and children aged 6 and over must wear a medicinal nose-mouth protective mask in order to visit an exhibition.
  • Unfortunately, people do not wear a medicinal nose-mouth protective mask due to a medical condition attested by a medical certificate may not visit the museum.
  • The mask requirement does not apply in the outdoor areas, provided that the minimum distance of 1.5 meters is observed.
  • In order to visit the museum, all visitors must provide a certificate of either a full vaccinaton, a Covid-recovery or a negative test. Exempted from this requirement are children up to the age of seven and pupils.
  • For participation in events and programms an attendance documentation is required. Therefore you will be asked to provide your contact data.
  • Please remain at home if you are feeling ill.
  • Please keep a distance of at least 1.5 meters between you and other people. If a waiting line develops in front of the entrance, please make sure that this minimum distance is maintained here as well.
  • Please only visit the exhibitions on your own, in pairs or with members of your own household. 
  • Please also avoid the formation of groups.
  • Cough or sneeze in the crook of your arm or into a handkerchief and keep your hands away from your face (eyes, nose, mouth).
  • Avoid making contact with people (for example shaking hands, hugging).
  • We sanitize our information boards, displays and other surfaces several times a day. Please be sure to regularly disinfect your hands at the disinfection stations found at the entrance and in the exhibition areas or wash your hands thoroughly (at least 20-30 seconds) with soap and water.
  • The toilet facilities can only be visited by a single person or members of a household (small children and persons in need of help who are dependent on an escort are exempted).
  • Please pay attention to our signs and floor markings displaying texts and images that explain and illustrate the required rules on social distancing and hygiene.

Constraints

  • For your protection, we have altered some passageways through the exhibitions. Please pay attention to the corresponding signs.
  • Some hands-on stations and display elements that have to come close to the face (for example headphones, VR headsets) have been taken out of service for your protection.
  • A few small, self-contained exhibition units and objects that cannot be viewed without violating the minimum distance requirement can either only be entered individually or will simply be closed for the time being. We have expanded our digital program as an offset.
  • A selection of group programs (guided tours, workshops) are available again. Booking inquiries can be directed to Kulturprojekte Museumsdienst.
  • The museum’s “Tor 25” bistro remains closed for the time being. The museum's restaurant “Anhalt” and Tor Eins café at the end of the Ladestraße is open. For more information follow this link.
  • The Museum Shop is open.
  • The cloakroom remains closed. There are, however, lockers available for your use.

For your own protection and the protection of your fellow human beings we ask that you observe the regulations.

We look forward to your visit!

Requirements for the reading room

The joint reading room of the Library and the Historical Archives is open Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Thursdays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Its use is by appointment only. Appointments must be made in advance at archiv@technikmuseum.berlin or bibliothek@technikmuseum.berlin. There are only a limited number of appointments available. The general admission requirements and all protection and hygiene rules including the museum's mask mandate apply here as well. An appointment confirmation must be presented at the museum entrance.

  • You are able to present a negative test result  (PCR or POC) that was given within the last 24 hours. The test must be certified in writing or electronically. There are no testing services at the museum!

Exceptions:

  • You are a fully vaccinated person whose last vaccination with an EU-approved vaccine was administered at least 14 days prior. At this time, the following vaccines are EU-approved: Biontech/Pfizer (Cominarty), Moderna (Vaccine Moderna), Astra Zeneca (Va­x­ze­vria), Johnson & Johnson (Vaccine Janssen).
  • You are a person recently recovered from Covid-19 who has a positive PCR test that was given at least 28 days prior but also within the last six months.
  • You are a person who recovered from Covid-19 more than six months ago who has a positive PCR test from that time AND has had one vaccination shot.

Legal notice

We request that you comply with the hygiene regulations to protect your own health as well as that of others. The regulations are based on German Infection Protection Act guidelines / the SARS-CoV-2 Containment Measures Ordinance of Berlin. We are required to report violations to the authorities, which can lead to fines of up to 10,000 Euro.

Information on COVID-19 / SARS-CoV-2