All Hands On Deck
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!