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Sites in Berlin

PTB's oldest building, the "Observatory", at night
PTB's oldest building, the "Observatory", at night

In Berlin-Charlottenburg (close to Ernst-Reuter-Platz), PTB's Berlin Institute is located. This is where the more than 125-year history of the PTR/PTB began. Furthermore, PTB operates a laboratory in the electron storage ring BESSY II as well as its own electron storage ring Metrology Light Source – both on the south side of the city, in the Technology Park Berlin-Adlershof.

The Berlin Institute

The Berlin Institute is the traditional site of PTB in Berlin-Charlottenburg (since 1887). Here lies the focus of the divisions "Temperature and Synchrotron Radiation" as well as "Medical Physics and Metrological Information Technology".

In Berlin-Charlottenburg PTB presents itself as an impressive ensemble of historical buildings – and as a modern research and service institute for scientific measurement technology, also known as "metrology". The institute is not only a vital part of the scientific landscape of Berlin, but it also represents and is the showcase of PTB for politics and publicity in the federal capital.

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Aerial photo of Berlin-Charlottenburg

Aerial photo of PTB in Berlin-Charlottenburg

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Postal address

Abbestraße 2–12, 10587 Berlin, Phone: +49 (30) 34 81-0 

Sites in Berlin-Adlershof

At the electron storage ring BESSY II and in PTB's own Willy Wien Laboratory, PTB uses synchrotron radiation for metrological radiology tasks.

Postal addresses

Bessy II: Albert-Einstein-Str. 15, 12489 Berlin, Phone: +49 30 3481 7101

Willy Wien Laboratory: Magnusstraße 9, 12489 Berlin, Phone: +49 30 3481 7101