PHOTO: © Deutsches Museum, München | Hubert Czech

Brücken und Wasserbau

In the organizer's words:

Building is a science in itself. The complex process of design, construction and execution requires experienced specialists. Within civil engineering, bridge construction is considered the supreme discipline. This is due to the often gigantic dimensions of the structures, which are also frequently innovative prototypes or unique pieces and shape entire landscapes.

No less exciting is hydraulic engineering, which presents engineers with its very own challenges. The diverse projects range from canal, lock and harbor construction to dams and hydroelectric power plants.

The Bridges and Hydraulic Engineering exhibition is just as multifaceted as civil engineering: solid and flowing, rock-hard and dynamic.

In the Bridges and Hydraulic Engineering exhibition, things go under and over! Not only thematically, but also spatially: the exhibition takes you through the engineering sciences of hydraulic engineering and bridge building on various levels. A further area serves as a special exhibition space for changing focal points: Initially, the focus here is on concrete and the first ever reinforced concrete structure in Germany can be admired: the dog kennel built by building contractor and concrete construction pioneer Conrad Freytag in 1884! The grand arch is spanned by a bridge made of glass, which swings through the room as a walk-on suspension bridge. On, under, in front of, behind and next to it, you can experience how scientific findings are put into practice in civil engineering with numerous original parts from the historic water pipe to the bridge cable, realistic models, detailed dioramas, informative media stations and interactive demonstrations.

Live every day. New every day. For individual visitors and small groups of up to five people, guided tours, demonstrations, science shows and hands-on programs in various exhibitions take place daily, free of charge and without registration. The current daily program is published every day at around 9:20 a.m. on the website and in the Deutsches Museum app.

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Deutsches Museum Museumsinsel 1 80538 München

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