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- Karl-Marx-Allee 93A, 10243 Berlin, Germany
- Working hours*:
Monday - Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
Regular - 9€ (after 18:00 - 7€)
Reduced - 6€ (after 18:00 - 5€)
Family ticket: 19€ (after 18:00 - 6€)
5 people, max. 2 adults
- * - opening and closing times as well as entrance prices, are subject to alterations without notice. Visitors are advised to check before visiting.
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Experience the latest in virtual reality, relive the games of your youth or your parents' youth at the Computerspielemuseum. The Computer Game Museum, home to working classic games, computer game oddities and 3-D simulators, is an interactive trip through the cultural history of computer gaming. You can try most of these games, including rare originals and some of the latest virtual reality Oculus Rift games. Leap into 60 years of computer gaming, and also keep up to date with the impressive ongoing development, of interest to everyone - not just gamers.
The evolution of computer games - from the past to the digital future
The Computerspielemuseum is founded in 1997 in Berlin and hosts a permanent exhibition until 2000. In that year, the museum closes and becomes an online presence only. In 2011 there is a new beginning when the museum moves to Karl Marx Allee. Outside, the building is communist architecture, inside you'll find the classics of Atari, Nintendo and Sega. Embrace nostalgia and find out if you've still got what it takes on the consoles. The exhibition contains more than 300 exhibits, with many more in the museum archives. Some highlights are the Poly-Play gambling machine, PainStation, all varieties of Pong and Nimrod, the first ever gaming machine which uses 480 vacuum tubes to make its calculations. Starting in the 1950s, experience the culture beyond the games consoles in authentically furnished rooms: play Pong in the 1970s, Space Invaders in the 80s and Super Mario in the 90s. There is also an arcade from the 1980s with the opportunity to try some rare original games. A final highlight is virtual reality gaming. Every Monday at 6pm you can put on your 3D glasses and immerse yourself in a virtual reality world along with other enthusiastic gamers.
1. East German Poly-Play gambling machine
2. Nimrod, the world's first game-playing computer
3. Classics like Asteroid and Space Invaders
4. Arcade with original games such as Frogger
5. Various 3D simulators