IT & Network Infrastructure : The Geek's Guide to Berlin
German Technical Museum
Dedicated to transportation, manufacturing and technology, the museum boasts an impressive array of radios, phones, planes, sea-faring vessels and two whole locomotive sheds on its sprawling campus.
Computer Game Museum
In this, Berlin's newest museum, visitors are taken on a historical journey covering the highlights of a geek history that started 60 years ago.
Berlin Musical Instrument Museum
There are about 800 exhibits presented in a permanent exhibition, and those that are still playable are played regularly.
For fans of public transportation, there is no better place to get this history of Berlin's amazing subway than this museum, with historic signal boxes, train cars and much more.
This research and memorial center concerns the political system of the former East Germany, and is held in the former ministry for state security. This is for the geeks who like to be creeped out.Photo credit: Andreas Praefcke
Teufelsberg (Devils Mountain)
Built with rubble collected in the city following World War II, this decrepit site boasts excellent views of Berlin and is home to the former U.S. listening station, found atop the 240-foot-high hill. Photo credit: Piotr Tysarczyk
Tempelhof Airport and Park
Best seen on a bike (it's about the size of Central Park), the former Tempelhof airport now serves as a parkcomplete with runways and access roads, right in the middle of the city.
Reischstag (German Parliament)
The dome atop the German parliament, designed by architect Norman Foster, offers visitors a free, 360-degree view of the city as they spiral up inside of it.
Berlin's most visible landmark, this TV tower rises 1,207 feet above Alexanderplatz. Visibility can reach 26 miles from the observation platform mid-sphere on a clear day. Oh, there's a revolving restaurant up there, too.
If a museum isn't enough for you, experience the U-Bahn system with a first-hand tour through the city's tunnelsyellow hard hat required.