link  Latest information on the corona virus in Berlin: Please visit



City Models of Berlin

1:2000 Scale "Talking Tactile Model of Berlin"

Students testing the tactile model
With the tactile model of Berlin urban spaces and buildings of the inner city can be detected by touch.

Grafik Tastmodell

With the Tactile Model on a scale of 1:2000, the inner city of Berlin can be experienced in a new way by those who have difficulty seeing or are blind.

Commissioned by the Senate Department for Urban Development and the Environment, the "Faculty of Modelling and Design of the Institute for Architecture" of the TU Berlin Technical University developed this exemplary tactile model together with a team of people with disabilities. In addition to the sensory experience of touching the contours of the city model, over 150 points of interest can also be explored acoustically or in typeface with the help of state-of-the-art technology.

In order to make Berlin and its public spaces accessible to everyone, not only in city models but also in real life, the two brochures "Berlin – Design for all – Öffentlich zugängliche Gebäude und Öffentlicher Freiraum" (Berlin - Design for all - Publicly accessible buildings and public space) elaborate the fundamental design aspects of a barrier-free city.

How to get there

Am Köllnischen Park Eingang
Am Köllnischen Park 3
  • U-Bahn Line 2, Märkisches Museum
  • U-Bahn Line 8, Jannowitzbrücke, Heinrich-Heine-Straße
  • S-Bahn Lines
    5, 7, 75, 9 Jannowitzbrücke
  • Bus Lines 147, 265 Märkisches Museum

Directions for visually impaired and blind people:


At the entrance to the building Köllnischer Park 3 , there is a doorbell with a Braille inscription to the right of the door. You can contact the doorman by ringing the bell.

The way to the exhibition

When you enter the building, the doorman’s office is up two steps to your right. The doorman will accompany you to the exhibition space.
You can also walk about 10 m straight ahead from the building entrance until you reach a railing. Turn left here and go down a staircase to reach the exhibition space.
From here, tactile floor markings will lead you to the models and the information counter.


At the information counter, you can request an audio set which will provide you with acoustic information about 150 points of interest depicted in the Inner City Model. Four audio sets are available.

Advance notification
In order to ensure the availability of an audio set, please notify us of your visit in advance under the telephone number
+49 30 9025-1525

[an error occurred while processing this directive]