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Wilhelm-Foerster Sternwarte

Berlin | Astronomy
€6 - €16
7 17 Votes
This combination of public observatory and large planetarium is like no other in Europe. Set on Insulaner hill in Berlin's Schöneberg district, it is an ideal place from which to explore planets and moons on a clear day. When it is raining or stormy, the planetarium opens up its magnificent artificial night sky. Founded in 1947, the Wilhelm-Foerster observatory is an astronomical centre of learning, looking at both classical and modern astronomy. From a more than 100-year-old refracting telescope dating from 1998 - previously the largest telescope in Prussia, to the computer-controlled Zeiss reflecting telescope, which is the most light-sensitive in Berlin.

At the Zeiss Planetarium, which opened in 1965, all the movements in the night sky can be demonstrated. Projectors are used to ensure that clouds are blended in, landscapes and panoramas are created, and shooting stars can be seen. In addition, the planetarium offers a wide-ranging programme relating to the subject of astronomy: from organised children's activities to panel discussions and the latest research findings.

Readings, audio plays, music, and laser and multimedia shows are also regularly held under this impressive starry canopy.

08:30 - 15:00

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Contact details

  • Name: Wilhelm-Foerster Sternwarte
  • Address: Munsterdamm 90 - 12169 - Berlin - Allemagne
  • Phone: (49) 030 790 09 30


Visite guidée, Conférence, Atelier

Getting there

  • By bus : lignes n°170, 187, 246, M76
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