The Einstein Tower on Potsdam's Telegraphenberg was built from 1920-1922 to designs by architect Erich Mendelsohn. Named after Albert Einstein, the 1921 Nobel Prize winner for physics, the monument still serves as a solar telescope and is operated by the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP). After almost 100 years of use and the last renovation in 1997-1999, extensive damage to the exterior and interior made it necessary to carry out a new basic renovation. Based on thorough preliminary investigations and careful planning, the tower and the dome have been restored and repaired since last year, taking into account the use of the building in accordance with the preservation order, and the outdoor facilities have been redesigned. Both restoration phases were operationally carried out and financed by the Wüstenrot Foundation.
The reopening of the Einstein Tower on September 26 was also the starting signal for the digital exhibition "Einstein Tower revisited," which was commissioned by the Wüstenrot Foundation. An information stele on site offers visitors access to virtual rooms via a QR code. Texts and illustrations provide information about the scientific and architectural context of the important building, as well as the various repair and maintenance phases.
URANIA Potsdam offers a public guided tour of the Science Park (including a visit to the Einstein Tower) on the first Saturday of every month at 10 a.m. from September to April.
Albert Einstein Science Park
Telegrafenberg, Einstein Tower (A 22), 14473 Potsdam