The old lever-operated signal tower at the Olympiastadion metro station
The old signal tower, which was the largest of its time in
Europe, is a museum in itself. The metro committee has filled it
with many rare exhibits over the past years as well. You are sure
to enjoy a visit to the Metro Museum.
Adults: 2 EUR
Children (ages 6 to 14): 1 EUR
The second Saturday of every month from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm.
Please contact us for groups (including special times).
phone: 030 - 256 27171
Everything still works
All the displays at the Metro Museum still work and can be demonstrated, including the lever-operated signal tower itself, the current collector with a drive-lock mechanism, or the metro door with an inside view of the locking mechanism. Especially interesting displays include the original ball from the top of a tower on the Oberbaum (fished out of the Spree River), the Westinghouse signal tower from the very first year, a manually operated timetable display, instrument panels from different metro models, and the clock station. We are also pleased to welcome new committee members, sponsors, or patrons who would like to help maintain this jewel of metro history.
Historical metro tickets for museum entry
Entrance tickets for the museum look like historical metro tickets. They are sold at an old metro ticket window, and dispensed from a roller with a metering mechanism.