Observatories

Get a close-up look at the stars.

The Deutsches Museum observatories, which reopened in 2009 and 2013 after extensive overhauls and renovation work, represent major successes of the Future Initiative. Located in the eastern and western domes, the observatories are again fully functional and restored to their original glory. Visitors are welcome to come and explore the sky – also in the daytime. The two observatories and their telescopes – a 1924 Zeiss refracting telescope and a 1913 Goerz reflecting telescope – are emblematic of the museum's long and fascinating history. The inevitable effects of the passage of time finally necessitated the thorough renovation and restoration project. This posed tough physical and logistical challenges. The halves of the domes, which weigh several tons, had to be lifted off at a height of nearly 40 metres and later precisely repositioned.
Observatory skywatching sessions