When I heard that Technik Museum Speyer, which is in Speyer, Germany had slides coming down from some of the display planes I wanted to go check it out on our weekend trip in Stuttgart. While the displays were neat and they had some interesting stuff we found that it is overpriced and the most fun was found at the playground outside the museum. However if you have someone in your family who is really interested in plans, trains, boats, etc who would love to spend the day there checking things out, it may be worth a visit for you.
The parking is easy if you arrive early enough, we arrived around 11 am and easily found a spot. It was more crowded when we left at 2 pm. The parking was €2 and the machine only took €1 or €0.50 coins so make sure to have some change on you.
As soon as you enter through the doors you’ll find the Kasse to purchase your tickets. There are also restrooms available in this area. You’ll need your ticket to enter through the gated area to the displays & outside access of the planes, boats, and more. The cost was €14 adults, €12 for kids ages 6-15. We paid €52 ($65) for the 2 adults and 2 kids. The IMAX is an additional fee but is in German so we skipped it. Truthfully I don’t think it was all that exciting for our family for that amount.
One of the best attractions was getting to climb up into the huge mounted Lufthansa plane. You can even walk out on the wing! Walking inside can be a bit tricky as it’s mourned at an angle. Also bring up one of the burlap sacks if you want to use the slide down! That was fun although Bea was a bit nervous about it. She went down with Mr. B and had fun. I had to try it out as well.
The slide down, mats are at the bottom so don’t forget one!
Out on the wing, Bea wasn’t having any of that, LOL!
So this is where all the luggage goes.
If you look out on the wing you can see the people out there.
There are also a few pieces of the Berlin wall as well.
There is a restaurant on the premise and it serves food cafeteria style. As with all eating in Germany it was a bit costly and we spent €22,15 ($28) for 1 pork schnitzel, 2 fries, 2 small drinks, 1 large drink and 4 ketchups. Yes, you had to pay €0.30 for the ketchup.
I thought the schnitzel was good and I’m not even normally huge fan of it so it either was or I was starving. Mr. B did not like it and said to tell y’all not to order it, LOL!!!
There were also several other things you could walk up/in and see such as the boats, submarines, helicopters. I seen one other plane with a slide but we didn’t try it out. Walking through the U9 is not for the claustrophobic!
There are several buildings that have displays in them. The furthest one by the cafe is the space area.
The main building had vehicles and such. For €1 you could get some of the attractions to be animated like the carousel playing and moving around.
The most fun we had that day was at the little playground outside, which is free to use. You can pay €1 (you need coins) to use some of the rides if you’d like. We were cracking up watching people using the boat ride, I tried to talk Mr. B into riding it and somehow ended up on it myself!
I’m not a fan of drops like these and as I was going up I started to realize that might’ve not been a great idea. Why…well the video explains it all!
Here is a video of that experience, sorry Mr. B is a wild cameraman 😉
Can you believe that is a kiddie ride?! I can’t see that happening in the States!
Bea also had fun riding on a chair zip line over the pond. Those were by far the best €2 we spent that day!
Overall it’s a neat museum with lots to see but I can’t say it was ‘worth’ the €75 ($95) we dropped that day to see it. Those who know me know I’m all about getting the most ‘bang for my buck’ and that just didn’t happen here for me. You’ll have to decide if it’s worth it for your family or not, I’m sure it will be for many 🙂 They also have a sister museum Technik Museum Sinsheim but we won’t be making a visit to see that one.
Have you been to the Technik Museum in Speyer? What did you think?
Know Before You Go:
What: Technik Museum in Speyer, Germany.
How To Get There: It’s about 2 hours from Spangdahlem, 1 hour from Ramstein, and 1.5 hours from Kelly Barracks in Stuttgart. GPS address: Am Technik Museum 1, 67346 Speyer, Germany
When: Always check the website for accurate info as well! Open 365 days a year from 9 am to 6 pm, and until 7 pm on Saturday & Sunday.
Parking: Was easy to find because we got there fairly early, it was pretty packed when we left. It was €2 for parking and the machine only took €1 or €0.50 coins.
Cost: €14 adults, €12 for kids ages 6-14. We paid €52 for the 2 adults and 2 kids. The IMAX is an additional fee but is in German so we skipped it. However the playground in front of the museum is free to use and the rides are €1, that was the highlight of the trip.
Dogs: Are not allowed.
Traveling with little kids: You are able to use strollers here. There are stairs up to the planes, boats, helicopters, etc so you may want to bring a sling/carrier.
How long: Plan on at least 3 hours, you could easily spend longer depending on how interested you are in reading all the signs.
Where to find info: Above links