All Hands On Deck

Where Berlin - - SIGHTSEEING -

Is it a bird? Or is it a plane? Yes, it’s a plane! The air­craft perched atop the Deutsches

Tech­nikmu­seum Ber­lin (p. 39) is a Rosi­nen­bomber, one of the planes used to bring food to West Ber­lin­ers dur­ing the 1948 Block­ade. In ad­di­tion to this and other air­crafts, the mu­seum, housed in a for­mer rail­way and ship­ping hub, fea­tures var­i­ous forms of tech­no­log­i­cal in­no­va­tion, ex­plor­ing themes such as the de­vel­op­ment of mass trans­porta­tion with steam en­gines, diesel lo­co­mo­tives, and elec­tric trains, as well as naval trans­porta­tion, ex­plained through mod­els of ships. The avi­a­tion ex­hi­bi­tion re­counts two cen­turies of Ger­man avi­a­tion his­tory, from early hot air bal­loon flights, to the mil­i­tary’s use of air­craft in the world wars, to con­tem­po­rary com­mer­cial pi­lot­ing. The ex­hi­bi­tions are de­signed to be in­ter­ac­tive and ex­ploratory, so hop on board!

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