Cities & Culture

DB Museum Nuremberg

The DB Museum first opened its doors back in 1882, making it the oldest railway museum in the world. A number of original vehicles from different periods are on display alongside sections about the evolution of the railway.

The museum, spanning 6,800 square metres in total, centres around an exhibition on the history of the railway in Germany that starts at the very beginning around 1800, goes all the way up to the modern day and even offers a glimpse into the future. Unlike most other railway museums, technological progress is just one of the many aspects of the history covered here. A large number of interactive exhibits really bring the collection to life and the original vehicles are a big hit with visitors.

Some 40 railway legends are on show in two halls, including the oldest surviving passenger coach in Germany, a replica of the Adler, Germany's first steam locomotive, and a model of the ICE 4. There is also an outdoor exhibition area covering 15,000 square metres, where visitors will find a vintage train platform, interactive signalling equipment and a display depot containing relics from the museum's collections. Younger visitors are sure to enjoy the train simulators and a miniature railway that they can hop on to explore the entire outside space. Opening times: Tuesday to Friday: 9 am–6 pm, Saturday and Sunday: 10 am–6 pm

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