Berlin is home to Europe's first computer games museum. Featuring 300 exhibits, you will learn about the origins and history of gaming. The display includes dance and movement games, current 3D games, as well as historical rarities.
Since 1950s, people have been inspired by computer games. Due to the advancement in technology, however, a lot has changed and developed in the field of gaming over time. Besides admiring the originals, you can also try working the games or machines yourself.
There is even a small arcade with the classic coin-operated machines, where "Donkey Kong", "Asteroid" or "Space Invaders" are available. In this museum, you can take a trip back in time to the roots of gaming culture and play for free. Highlights in the museum are the Pong machine or the playable Poly-Play from the former GDR. However, the very first computer game, "Nimrod", was displayed at the industrial exhibition in Berlin in 1951, and can be seen there as well. In addition, there is a shop and a changing special exhibition for gamers. The museum can be explored independently or through a guided tour. It is recommended to book a time slot online in advance.
- The day pass at Computer Games Museum in Berlin is €9 making it one of the 10 cheapest tourist Attractions in Berlin.
How to get there
The best way to reach the computer games museum is on foot, by bike, or by public transportation.
- It takes about 15 minutes to walk from Frankfurter Tor or Strausberger Platz to the museum.
- For cyclists, there are the cycle paths of Karl-Marx-Allee and a bicycle stand directly in front of the museum, as well as a nextbike station.
- Public transportation options include the subway, trains, and buses. Nearby stops include "Weberwiese" (subway and bus). If you travel by train, you can get off at East station and reach the museum after about 15 minutes on foot.