Technology

 

     

Media City Berlin – Coach Tour

On the Banks of the Spree river, a new area for media companies is to be developed under the label “mediaspree”. See first results and further perspectives. Berlin's trade fair grounds were the site of the first television transmission in the world. In 1926, the radio tower was built nearby. The television tower at the Alexanderplatz was built in 1969. Berlin has Germany's most competitive newspaper market. Also, one of the world's leading film festivals is held in Berlin: the Berlinale

Duration: approx. 2 to 3 hours

   
     

Media City Berlin – Coach Tour

On the Banks of the Spree river, a new area for media companies is to be developed under the label “mediaspree”. See first results and further perspectives. Berlin's trade fair grounds were the site of the first television transmission in the world. In 1926, the radio tower was built nearby. The television tower at the Alexanderplatz was built in 1969. Berlin has Germany's most competitive newspaper market. Also, one of the world's leading film festivals is held in Berlin: the Berlinale

Duration: approx. 2 to 3 hours

   
     

Communications Networks in Berlin

Without a functional infrastructure there can be no communication. Learn about Berlin’s old mail wagon office, the former pneumatic dispatch system, the old telegraph office and the television tower at the Alexanderplatz. At the tip of the TV tower there are directional aerials for telephone lines and those for terrestrial radio and television. The Museum for Communication Berlin can be visited as well

Duration: approx. 2 to 3 hours

   
     

The Waterworks in the Grunewald Forest

A walk round the historic waterworks in the Grunewald Forest, which is no longer used. See the way water from the wells is prepared for consumption by various steps of filtration, until it can be pumped to the water towers. The machine floor of this waterworks is home to the oldest surviving steam driven water supply pumps in Berlin

In the attached exhibition "water is life" of the nature conservancy centre “Ökowerk” you can learn about the relation between the water cycle, climate, land utilization and agriculture on the global scale

Duration: approx. 2 to 3 hours

   
     

Public Utilities in Berlin

This tour deals with the big topic of the public utilities of the city of Berlin. Historical development and present-day organization of gas supply, energy supply and distribution, district heating, water supply and the sewage system as well as waste disposal and utilization

Duration: approx. 2 to 3 hours

   
     

The German Museum of Technology Berlin

The German Museum of Technoloy (Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin) has one of the largest collections of technological exhibits in Germany. It has an excellent railway department and a recently opened aeronautical department, presents old steam engines and has a Science Center named “Spectrum”. Berlin & Technology's specialty are the machine tools department, the railway department and energy supply

Duration: approx. 2 to 3 hours

   
     

Industy city Berlin - coach tour

Berlin once was the most important industrial city in central Europe. Because of the Second World War and the German Division during the Cold War, the Berlin industries were not able to regain their historic pre-eminence. The tour informs about the history of the major industrial plants of famous companies like AEG, Borsig and Siemens, and also leads to the traditional “Royal Prussian Porcelain Manufactory” (Königlich-Preußische Porzellanmanufaktur, KPM). Successful industrial companies of present-day Berlin will be described as well

Duration: approx. 2 to 3 hours

   
     

Other Topics and Sights

In Berlin and the Federal State of Brandenburg, there are many fascinating possibilities and things to see. Depending on your interests, tours can be organized with that focus