Elektronikmuseum Tettnang Reviews
Elektronikmuseum Tettnang Jan 02, 2010
Tettnang is a small town near Lake Constance, Germany. The area around Tettnang is very famous for flavor hops and apples. Breweries all around the world are using Tettnang hops. If you having a sip of your Miller MGD while reading this, check the bottle's label, I'm sure it says "Brewed with Tettnang hops" ;-)
But there is more than just the hops: In Tettnang's beautiful town center there is a very unique highlight... The Elektronikmuseum Tettnang!
In this cosy museum you find many one-of-a-kind exhibits of the world of electronics. Old computers, Radios, Typewriters, Calculators, Measurement systems, TVs.
If you are interested in electronic gadgets, be prepared to be blown away by extremely rare, unique and sometimes weird electronic machines.
The guy who showed us around was a retired instructor for electronics, who worked at the biggest company in this area, ZF, which is famous for their high performance manual and automatic gearboxes.
He was very passionate about electronics and had a story about almost every exhibit.
For me, the most amazing machine was a wire recording system, made in Germany during the 1950's by Schaub Lorenz.
This fully equipped multimedia machine had a radio, record player, microphone and the wire recording system. After 50 years, this thing still worked and played 50's music in a really good audio quality from a 2000 meter roll of wire!
The museum is located at the beginning of the pedestrian area, just next to the Tourist Information. Can't miss if you walk through downtown Tettnang.
Museum is open from April to October, every day 2 pm to 6 pm (except monday). They don't charge any entrance fee, except when there is a special exhibition.
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