In addition to the main museum in Nuremberg, the DB Museum has two smaller sites in Koblenz and Halle (Saale). There is plenty to excite train and technology enthusiasts here. Most of the exhibited locomotives and trains are freely accessible, allowing you to get up close and admire them in detail. The Koblenz and Halle branches both receive significant support from volunteers under the auspices of the BSW and EWH (foundations created to support railway employees). Some of the vehicles on display in Koblenz and Halle are operational and are used for station festivals and other events.
The Koblenz museum opened in 2001 as the first site outside Nuremberg chosen for a branch of the DB Museum.
The exhibition focuses on rail vehicles from Deutsche Bundesbahn and the theme of travelling by train. The historic vehicle collection on display includes around 50 locomotives and 50 passenger coaches and freight wagons.
A special attraction at the Koblenz location are four saloon carriages that have borne witness to contemporary history. Until the 1990s, they were used by the West German government to transport VIPs. Travel in style like the German Chancellor, go on tour with the Beatles or feel like Queen Elizabeth II on her state visit to Germany.
Special highlights: The saloon coach 10 241, which formed part of Konrad Adenauer's special train to take the then German Chancellor to Moscow. And the unique carriage built for Chancellor Helmut Schmidt in 1974. The DB Museum still uses this coach in its historic TEE train today for special occasions.
DB Museum Koblenz
Every Saturday 10 am to 4 pm
|Families (2 adults and up to 4 children)||6 €|
|Children (aged 6 to 17)||1,50 €|
Children up to 6 years of age
|Current DB employees||free|