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Telefonmuseum Hittfeld, Hamburg

Telefonmuseum Hittfeld - Hamburg, Germany
Telefonmuseum Hittfeld
9 Gustav-Becker-Straße, Harburg, Germany 21218Map
+49 (0)94105 1 2676
Neighborhood: Outside the City
Overview

Since 1992, a special museum has been located within the Hittfeld railway station, showing telephones from all over the world, from the early days of telephone communication to the present day. For over three decades, Reiner Pfeiffer, who is now 63 years old, has collected and renovated over one thousand telephones. The most interesting and original pieces are now on display in this museum, as well as a documentary on the history of this indispensable everyday item. Did you know, for example, that before Graham Bell invented the first tele-receiver in 1876, Phillip Reis had already attempted to realise the idea in 1861 using a violin and a knitting needle serving as a receiver? In 1882, by the way, Hamburg - the call-centre capital of the world - held the European telephone line record. You can also get a guided tour of the museum.

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Telefonmuseum Hittfeld General Information
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Science & Technology, Educational
  • Nearest Train: Hittfeld: S3
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