Einstein Tower

The Einstein Tower is a building of impressive architecture that was built as a solar observatory and is still being used as such by AIP researchers. Thanks to the Wüstenrot Foundation, the tower was extensively renovated, most recently in 2021-2023, and is once again one of the highlights on the Telegrafenberg in Potsdam.

Discover more in the digital exhibition of the tower, its history and the science that takes place here!

General Information

Short overview with background information on the building, the telescope and its usage

Digital Exhibition

A virtual tour with with lots of detailed information about the building and its history, the scientific background and the reconstruction works in and around the tower. Many thanks to the Wüstenrot Foundation for realising this concept. "Einsteinturm - Revisited" - https://einsteinturm.com/

Historical Photographic Plates

Browse historical photographic plates, some of them were taken with the Einstein Tower.

Frontal view. People sitting on a wall in the entrance area of the Einstein Tower on a sunny day or are going inside.

Visiting the Einstein Tower

Viewing the tower from the outside is possible at any time during the day. The inside of the tower, however, can only be visited to a limited extent.

Last update: 27. September 2023