Thanks for visiting the Long Night of the Sciences (Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften) website!
On 11 June, 2016, more than 70 universities, research institutes, universities of applied science, and technology-oriented companies in Berlin and the Telegrafenberg in Potsdam are opening their doors between 17:00 and 24:00. With approximately 2,000 programme items, local scientists and researchers from universities and research institutes invite you to come and be amazed!
As a visitor, you can expect spectacular experiments, exciting lectures, science shows, guided tours through normally inaccessible laboratories, and much more. This annual event, now in its 16th year, allows you to have the chance to take a nocturnal look at the diverse worlds of science and research. Thousands of researchers will be ready to answer your questions and discuss their current work.
Don’t speak German? Although many of the events are in German, the Long Night of the Sciences is still worth a visit! Rest assured that most scientists can converse in English and respond to questions fluently. This is particularly true of events with one-on-one exchange between scientists and visitors (for example, information booths and hands-on experiments). A variety of installations, live experiments, presentations and exhibitions are also enjoyable without any knowledge of German.
You can filter these programme items by: information booth (Infostand), exhibition (Ausstellung), experiment, hands-on experiment (Mitmachexperiment), demonstration, installation.
Here is a short programme of English events we compiled for you: go here
for students, trainees, pensioners, persons with disabilities (free admission for accompanying person), ALG recipients and those undertaking federal volunteer service
|Family ticket||27 EUR|
|Late night ticket (Sold only at the box offices after 22:00)||6 EUR|
|School Groups||5 EUR|
|Admission is free for children under six years of age.|
The entrance fees for the Long Night of the Sciences are above. Tickets can be purchased at all S-Bahn and BVG ticket machines and points-of-sale. During the Long Night of the Sciences itself, box offices will be set up in many of the scientific institutions.
Tickets for the Long Night can also be purchased online on our website for adults or for groups of high school students and younger (only orderable by teachers), on eventim.de or the ticket hotline at +49(0)1806/570070 (call charge of 0.20 euros/min from landlines, and max. 0.60 euros/min from mobiles). Additional fees apply when purchasing tickets via CTS Eventim.
The tickets are valid for public transport (in the fare zone Berlin ABC (including Potsdam)) from 14:00 on Saturday, 11 June, to 04:00 on Sunday, 12 June, 2016, and for the extra shuttle buses running during the Long Night of the Sciences servicing special routes along which most scientific institutions can be reached.
The shuttle buses operate—unless otherwise stated—in the specified frequency between 17:00 and 24:00. The scientific institutions and the shuttle bus routes are marked on this online map. Please understand that further information is available only in German.