The TECHNOSEUM in Mannheim is one of the largest museums dedicated to technology in Germany. The main theme of the permanent collection is the innovations of the natural sciences and technology, from the 18th century to the present day. Many of the machines on display are still in working order and are regularly put into operation by specially trained staff - and the public is also involved: for example, you can show your creativity at the paper vat or print postcards with the historic flatbed presses. The TECHNOSEUM also shows the consequences of technical innovations on life and work. That's why visitors can not only drive an original 1896 steam locomotive, but also learn under what conditions a stoker worked or how people became more dynamic thanks to the railroad. Another focal point, especially for younger museum fans, is the humanoid robot Paul, who dances and plays sports every hour in the bionics exhibit. You can already get electrified in the interactive display areas of the Elementa, where you can, among other things, send a pneumatic tube, build bridges or play against a robot mill.
Cover image: TECHNOSEUM, Thomas Henne
Images of the spaces: TECHNOSEUM, Klaus Luginsland