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It was a sunny day and curious tourists coming from all over the world visited the Deutsches Museum. It was my first visit and I took part in a guided tour with a group of teenagers. During the whole tour they were captured by everything was around and they spent all the time taking pictures and making videos.

We enjoyed not only scientific expositions but we were really caught by some pieces about German technology history, such as the first dynamo by Werner von Siemens, the first model of the 3-phase transformer housed in a very nice advertising pillar. The most impressive were definitely the high-voltage demonstrations: we could really see and listen to the electricity power in the Faraday cage.

In the second part of the tour we traveled into the history of the aircraft: historical balloons and the first models of airplanes caught our eyes. We took many pictures of the first jet engines and very interesting was the most recent jet model. It is made in Germany, is not yet available but is exposed in the Deutsches Museum. It will allow the future aircraft generation to fly at hypersonic speed.

From the enormous and imposing airplanes we dived into the human cell and the Nanocosm. We enjoyed the interactive exhibits on the recent advances of nanotechnology applications, from biology to computer science, and from medicine to material science.
The most colorful path was the walk-in the world of life science and pharmaceutics. We crossed a tunnel of medical herbs and arrived into a big human cell. We were surrounded by violet and branched nervous cell, red blood cells and yellow fat cell. We could understand cell biological processes and how a disease can alter them.

It will not be my last visit at the Museum, this is just a little part of the whole tour in the Museum and two hours are too few. I will stay here for two weeks, I hope they will be sufficient.


Annalisa Arcella

Intern at the Internet Editorial Office of the Deutsches Museum.
She’s Italian and lives in Barcelona. She studies Science Communication and is doing a PhD in Physics. For the  first visit to the Deutsches Museum she recommends the general guided tour that provides an overview of several sections of the museum and its highlights.