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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Frogs and Mice© Silke Oßwald, FMP
Frogs and Mice help scientists to understand human congenital disorders
Beginn: 18.30 Uhr, Dauer: 45 min;

In every cell there are tiny pores - ion channels - responsible for regulating the transport of salts. An impairment of these channels can result in various diseases, such as kidney stones, blindness, marble bone disease, or diabetes. After a short introduction to the topic you will get hands-on experience in laboratory methods and you’ll learn how animal models (mice and frogs) help us to investigate and understand human congenital diseases. Find out about new research topics of the group “Physiology and Pathology of Ion transport” and get to know experimental methods of a modern research lab

Hinweis: Hinweis: Begrenzte Teilnehmerzahl

07 | Max Delbrück Communications Center / MDC.C | Max-Delbrück-Centrum für Molekulare Medizin in der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft
Gebäude C83, Robert-Rössle-Straße 10
13125 Berlin
Raum: Treffpunkt für alle FMP-Führungen: Infopunkt im Foyer, Max Delbrück Communications Center (MDC.C) (C83)

Scale 2© MPI für Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Fitbit from the 17th century
von 16.00 bis 21.00 Uhr; Experiment | Installation

We want to explore with you the origins of “self-quantifying,” a practice that is so common to us today. This leads us back to the turn of the seventeenth century. Here we follow the tracks of the physician Sanctorius Sanctorius, who developed a special balance to measure physiological processes in the human body. It was the first time in history that a balance was applied to humans. Travel in time with us and experience Sanctorius' weighing chair yourself. But be warned: it'll need more than just a few clicks!

Informal growth in Naucalpan, Mexico City, expanding beyond the cities boundaries and High-rise apartments in chinas economic capital, Shanghai© AHG/LSE
Conflicts of an Urban Age
ab 17.00 Uhr Diskussion | Ausstellung

This integration of the exhibition “Conflicts of an Urban Age” offers insights into the consequences of the fast growth and development of cities around the world and the Urban Lab’s work in Medellín (Columbia) with its focus on affordable housing in Moravia. The event will provide the opportunity to have a conversation with “experts” about the underlying factors of global urbanization. In co-operation with LSE Cities and Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft.

14 | Haus der Architektur der TUB | Technische Universität Berlin
Straße des 17. Juni 152
10623 Berlin
Raum: Foyer Architekturgebäude/EG



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.


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