Archenhold Sternwarte

Archenhold Sternwarte information

Location
Berlin , Germany
Address
Alt-Treptow 1
Telephone
+49 30 536 063 719
Getting there
Train: Plänterwald
More information
www.sdtb.de
Prices
exhibit adult/concession €2.50/2, tours €4/3
Opening hours
exhibit 2-4.30pm Wed-Sun, tours 8pm Thu, 3pm Sat & Sun
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The star exhibit at Germany’s oldest astronomical observatory is the 21m-long refracting telescope (the world's longest), built in 1896 by astronomer Friedrich Simon Archenhold. Between October and March, you can look through it at 8pm on the second and fourth Friday of the month. Other exhibits are a bit ho-hum but still impart fascinating nuggets about the planetary system, astronomy in general and the history of the observatory.

Kids love having their picture taken next to the big meteorite chunk.