The Deutsches Museum has a new eye-catcher since yesterday July 21, 2016. From the east side of the Isar River, the Museum now has 117 meters long tunnel/walk/passage of light and up to one million people are expected to walk through it in the course of one year. The tunnel leads to the "Center for New Technologies", which is also part of the huge museum, part of which is currently being extensively renovated and modernised.
The impressive light installation has been produced and put to use by Munich headquartered OSRAM an besides connecting two parts of the museum, features educational and entertainment functions focused around the topic of light and colour. Some of the features are thermal cameras, explanations about light and impacts of different colours and there is a cat which appears to be moving, but in fact remains on the same spot.
The walkway rests on 85 tons of steel and connects the physics exhibition on the first floor with the special exhibition space. The passage also offers a nice view of the Isar River. The passage will remain visible from the outside during the following three years of the Museum’s renovation. The new tunnel is one of the attractions which make the Museum well worth a visit, even during the renovation and reconstruction. To find out more about the €445 million reconstruction of the Deutsches Museum, click here.