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DB Museum (German Railway Museum)

Lessingstr. 6, 90443 Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
+49 800 32687386
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Not blown away by the trains

It was €6 for an adult and it was worth it in terms of the number of trains and models on show. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
alialucinda
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Bingley, United Kingdom
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Enjoyable

History of the German railroad from the beginning. Also some real locomotives on display. Enjoyable... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hans_Staden
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Vienna, Austria
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Having opened its doors in 1882, the DB Museum is now the world's oldest museum devoted to the railways. Its main building is located in Nuremberg, and it also has two other branches - one in Koblenz and the other in Halle an der Saale. Property of the Deutsche Bahn Foundation, the Nuremberg building may be old, but it is nothing if not modern, as its collections and exhibitions have been completely overhauled in recent years. The heart of the Nuremberg exhibition is a panoramic sweep of rail history in Germany from its humble beginnings around 1800 up to the present day, and even taking a look at what the future may have in store. Covering a total space of 6,800 m², it takes a different approach to most railway museums in that the history of train technology is just one aspect among many others. All of them are woven together to tell a much larger story. Scores of objects, from original locomotives to old advertising signs, are given their own interactive settings and vividly bring this tale to life. The original vehicles at the museum are another major draw for visitors. Some 40 rail legends are on show in two halls. They include the oldest surviving passenger coach in Germany, a replica of the country's first steam locomotive, the Adler, and a model of the ICE 4, the next generation of high-speed train. The museum's external exhibition space covers some 15,000 m² and includes a vintage train platform, interactive signal box and a display depot containing train-related treasures from the museum's various collections. Younger visitors can look forward to KIBALA, a railway paradise created specially for children to experiment and play with. It's got lots of buttons that need pressing, a train simulator and a miniature railway that shunts our little visitors around the entire exhibition grounds. The museum hosts different special exhibitions dedicated to specific topics, and its programme of events also includes a wide range of concerts, talks and celebrations that ensure there's never a dull moment at Lessingstrasse 6.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Lessingstr. 6, 90443 Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was €6 for an adult and it was worth it in terms of the number of trains and models on show. The model railway was fun as were the descriptions and the scaled down models on the first floor, as they were in English....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

History of the German railroad from the beginning. Also some real locomotives on display. Enjoyable for railfans and families.

Thank Hans_Staden
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

The DB museum is very interesting, big and modern, it is suited for families, my kids loved it. It is not too expensive.

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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

This is a 2 for 1 museum with the co-located DB (rail) Museum and the Museum for Post and Communication in the one ticket. Two major exhibit areas in the rail museum have been closed for some time for renovation. In this day of ready...More

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Reviewed 13 December 2017

A very good museum for the train fanatics telling the history of German railways from the start. If you got there by train (as we did) take your ticket and you get in at a lower rate. Lots of the displays have only German descriptions...More

Thank Tom M
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

This museum systematically takes the journey from the beginning of train travel to the present day. The past, the use of trains during the war and the present day goals were all well set out. I only wished they had an audio or dual descriptors....More

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Reviewed 10 December 2017

The DB Museum is located just a few minutes' walk from the main railway station in central Nuremberg. Entry costs EUR€6.00, plus EUR€1.00 for the multilingual audio guide (remember to take some form of identification, such as a drivers' license, as security for the audio...More

Thank JDW-TKM
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Really good mix of trains and historical information about German railways over the years. Plenty of displays both indoors and outdoors. The outdoor section has signal box and many trains that are accessible for you to wander around. Well worth a visit if you like...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

We strongly recommend the visit, also if you have small children. There is a big playground for the little ones there, very fun.

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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Four adults and two children ages 2 and 5 spent almost 4 hours touring the museum. It is really well done and shows development of German railways from the earliest days to present. There are lots of actual trains to see as well as models....More

Thank John H
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