Venue of Textile Roofs


Textile Roofs 2017 is again held at the Archenhold Observatory (Archenhold Sternwarte) in the heart of Berlin.


Please find details in the location plan.

The Archenhold Observatory offers a wide-ranging programme for all ages: look through a telescope, listen to a talk or follow one of our thematic guided tours.
On the ground floor you will find our new exhibition “Astronomy is Observing and Measuring”, while temporary exhibitions highlight different subjects tracing the history of astronomy.


The large telescope


The “great refractor”, the longest lens-based telescope in the world, awaits you up on the roof. Other attractions of the Archenhold Observatory include the historic Einstein room, the small Zeiss planetarium and a giant iron meteorite.
At an observatory you can use a telescope to observe the stars – but of course only when the skies are clear with no clouds to obscure your vision.






Every participant and every accompanying person can visit the exhibition for free by an one hour guided tour.



Albert Einstein held his first public lecture on the Theory of Relativity in Berlin

Albert Einstein held his first public lecture on the Theory of Relativity in Berlin, in the large lecture hall of the Treptow Observatory on the 2nd of June, 1915.

Altogether, till 1933, approximately 30 articles appeared on the topic of "the universe" and the Theory of Relativity and their consequences for astronomy.
For the occasion of the 100th birthday of Einstein, the hall received the name "Einstein Hall" on the 15th of March, 1979.






The Treptow observatory is located close to the River Spree where, amongst others, you'll find one of the most interesting membrane structures of Berlin, the Badeschiff.



Find some impressions on former workshops at the Workshop Archive.