Einstein Tower (Einsteinturm auf Deutsch) is a solar observatory located in the Albert Einstein Science Park in Potsdam, Germany. Designed by Erich Mendelsohn, it has a very unusual shape for buildings designed in 1920s. It is one of the landmarks of expressionist architecture.
I love how unusual the tower design is. Reminded me of submarines.
We went there on foot, walking from Potsdam’s main train station. It wasn’t that far, only around 1km, but it was a steady uphill climb. We didn’t mind, but please put it into consideration if you decide to do the same. It seemed like everybody else either took a car or a bike.
There also supposed to be a bus going there, although it doesn’t go on weekends (at least at the time I went – last year).
Nice sceneries are guaranteed. Along the way you’ll walk pass some nice apartment buildings, woods, and an adventure park. Refreshing break from Berlin city buzz .
Now, the Einstein Tower itself is located inside a University/Research complex. The complex has an entrance gate, so I’m not sure if you could take the car in. From there, it’s still quite a walk to get to the building. I remember going “Oh noez!” but no worries, there’s plenty of pretty buildings and sceneries for a nice distraction.
I would recommend going here if you love unusual architecture and you have an extra half day in Potsdam. If you only have a day, go to Sans Souci and the city center first!