31 October 2018

Berlin Boogie: Naturkunde Museum

I haven't been a tourist in my own city in a while. So this summer, I thought of changing that, and so I ended up visiting Berlin's science history museum, the Naturkunde Museum, in Mitte. I must say this is a fascinating museum, with plenty of things to learn.

The highlight of this museum perhaps is the Dinosaur Hall, which contains several skeletons of very large dinosaurs. I was reading and gazing at these large beasts, and wondered how did they ever disappear. Perhaps that's a good thing. There's also a room dedicated to the Tyrannosaurus Rex, which is a fantastic beast. Such sharp teeth!

They also have a Rock Room, full of different minerals. It's a fascinating place, but unfortunately, there's also plenty of displays that don't have English translations, so our non-German visitors would be slightly disappointed.

In any case, there's plenty of other areas to learn new things, such as evolution, taxidermy, the solar system, and many others. I spent a few hours here reading and watching exhibits, and I felt like I went back to science class during school. If you have children, this is a great place to spend some time with your family.


  1. I like the fact that no matter where you are in the world, most science history museums display a giant skeleton on the main floor :lol:

    1. Zhu,

      I think you have to, it seems to be fashionable that way!