From antiquity to computer games, there’s never a dull moment for the culturally curious with a couple of hours to fill at a European station. And the cafes aren’t bad either
About a 15-minute walk from Berlin Ostbahnhof is the Computerspielemuseum (€9/€6), which is a haven for old and young who grew up playing computer games. There are loads of consoles there to play on, old and contemporary. Even games like Pong and Space Invaders can be sampled. They have a couple of re-creations of teenagers’ rooms from days gone by to add to the atmosphere. There was also a rather random interactive representation of the flames from the Back to the Future DeLorean projected on to the floor. It amused my gamer daughter to think her mum played some of these games, and we had a chance to exchange our experiences and challenge each other. The gift shop was cool too, with T-shirts and bags with retro designs.