Information in English

Thanks for visiting the Long Night of the Sciences (Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften) website!

On June 9th 2018, about 70 universities, research institutes, universities of applied science, and technology-oriented companies in Berlin and the Potsdam-Telegrafenberg are opening their doors between 17:00 and 24:00. With approximately 2.000 programme items, local scientists and researchers from universities and research institutes invite you to come and be amazed!

As a visitor, you can expect spectacular experiments, exciting lectures, science shows, guided tours through normally inaccessible laboratories, and much more. This annual event, now in its 17th year, allows you to have the chance to take a nocturnal look at the diverse worlds of science and research. Thousands of researchers will be ready to answer your questions and discuss their current work.

Don’t speak German? Although most of the events are in German, a few events are offered in English, so the Long Night of the Sciences is still worth a visit! Also rest assured that most scientists can converse in English and respond to questions fluently. This is particularly true of events with one-on-one exchange between scientists and visitors (for example, information booths and hands-on experiments). A variety of installations, live experiments, presentations and exhibitions are also enjoyable without any knowledge of German.

You can filter these programme items by: information booth (Infostand), exhibition (Ausstellung), experiment, hands-on experiment (Mitmachexperiment), demonstration, installation.


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Brain organoid derived from induced pluripotent stem cells© © N. Mutukula, MPI für molekulare Genetik
Turning embryonic stem cells into brain cells
Beginn: 19.15 Uhr, Dauer: 60 min (Wdh.: 20:45;22:15); Demonstration | Experiment

The Lab for Human Brain and Neural Stem Cell Studies invites you to discover the secrets of embryonic stem cells. Learn, how they are differentiated into brain cells and discover the differences between pluripotent embryonic stem cells and differentiated neural organoids.

Hinweis: The number of participants for this tour is limited, please contact the information desk. This tour will be in English only!

Selfies© Martin Teubner, MDC
MDC-Labor-Selfie-Station: In the Lab
von 16.00 bis 20.00 Uhr; Sciencetainment | Installation

Here you have the possibility to take a memorable photo of your visit to the MDC. We provide the scientific gear and you take a selfie. Done!

Psychological Aspects of Designing Effective Presentations© XXX
Psychological Aspects of Designing Effective Presentations
Beginn: 18.30 Uhr, Dauer: 30 min; Vortrag

Persuasive presenters are not concerned about perfect formulation and 100 percent recall of information. Rather they are genuine communicators who have developed skills in employing a strong emotive voice that comes down regularly at the end of sentences with pausing and effective shifts in speaking tempo.

04 | Haus Grashof | Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin
Luxemburger Straße 10
13353 Berlin
Raum: Foyer, Erdgeschoss links, Raum C 20



Tickets can be purchased from 14th May on at all S-Bahn and BVG ticket machines and points-of-sale. During the Long Night of the Sciences itself, box offices will be set up in many of the scientific institutions. Venues with box offices are marked with the a €-symbol in the programme.

Tickets for the Long Night can also be purchased online on our website, on or the ticket hotline at +49(0)1806/570070 (call charge of 0.20 euros/min from landlines, and max. 0.60 euros/min from mobiles). Additional fees apply when purchasing tickets via CTS Eventim.

Getting around with public transport

The tickets are valid for public transport (in the fare zone Berlin ABC (including Potsdam)) from 14:00 on Saturday, 9 June, to 04:00 on Sunday, 10 June, 2018, and for the extra shuttle buses running during the event.


Adults: 14 EUR
Discounted ticket
for students, trainees, pensioners, persons with disabilities (free admission for accompanying person), ALG recipients and those undertaking federal volunteer service
Family ticket 27 EUR
Late night ticket (Sold only at the box offices after 22:00) 6 EUR
Admission is free for children under six years of age.


News and information can be found on Facebook and Twitter @kluegstenacht (#lndw18). We will gladly respond to questions concerning the Long Night via our WhatsApp messaging service reachable at +49 (0)178/17 99 142.