Visiting the Einstein Tower

Credit: Thomas Wolf © Wüstenrot Stiftung

An outside visit of the tower is possible at any time during the day and highly recommended. Guests have to register at the entrance of the science park.

Use the digital exhibition to discover the Einstein Tower, its history and the scientific background anywhere and anytime with a computer or smart phone: "Einsteinturm Revisited" -

Visiting the interior is only possible during the winter months, as the telescope and optics laboratory are in constant use for current research tasks. In general, the interior can only be visited as part of a guided tour, where further information about the building, the telescope and current tasks are explained. The Urania Potsdam usually organises guided tours.

Interested parties are kindly requested to contact:

Urania Association "Wilhelm Foerster" e. V.
Gutenbergstr. 71/72
14467 Potsdam

Tel.: +49 331 291741
Fax: +49 331 29 36 83

Please understand that we have to limit the number of visitors. The building is designed as an observatory and is not suitable for large groups. In addition, the open construction inside makes the optical instruments very sensitive to dust and humidity. Registration for all Urania events is therefore absolutely necessary! Individual further agreements are possible to a limited extent, arranged by Urania.

Groups of school pupils and students may also contact the press and public outreach section directly via

Brightly coloured tower with green grass, surrounded by tall trees

The Einstein Tower in the Science Park "Albert Einstein" at the Telegrafenberg in Potsdam.

Credit: Thomas Wolf © Wüstenrot Stiftung

Coelostat of the Einstein Tower.

Credit: Thomas Wolf © Wüstenrot Stiftung
Last update: 7. June 2024