Opened in 1987, the gigantic Zeiss-Großplanetarium is widely regarded as one of the best in Europe. Its computerized ... More
Opened in 1987, the gigantic Zeiss-Großplanetarium is widely regarded as one of the best in Europe. Its computerized projector is encased in a huge silver sphere with a diameter of 23m. The schedule changes regularly and includes explanations of the latest discoveries, special exhibitions and regular shows for children. Zeiss-Großplanetarium guarantees you a cloudless view of the heavens. Science, theater, music and audio all have their place in Germany's biggest planetarium.
Walked out after 15 minutes. Having been impressed with the planetarium show at Deutches Museum Munich we were looking forward to this huge dome show. What a disappointment. This may have been impressive 15-20 years ago prior to the advent of personal computers and multimedia software, but a paper cut-out of the shuttle transversing a permanently static star-field with a few 'youtube' early CGI 'rotating planets' clips thrown is not my idea of 'wow!'. It was appalling. I'm a multimedia designer myself and I could have honestly knocked this show up over a weekend. What galled me was this was essentially a 2D film projected on to a dome. Pointless and frankly embarassing, I felt sorry for the compere. And by the way this was the 'Adult', not the kids show, just to clarify the matter. 'Gross' means 'Big' in German but it means 'Crap' in English. Enough said. Ps their "Bookshop" was a glass case containing a dozen equally out-dated astronomy books... Nice staff though.
This is the best planetarium I have ever visited and I have seen many. When you visit the planetarium make sure you find time to visit the Archenhold Observatory which has the longest telescope in the world.
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