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Outdoor display area

Permanent exhibition

Since Mar 2012

Experience historic railway vehicles in open air!

On the 15,000 square metre open-air site, we show you how the railway system has changed over the last 180 years. The development of tracks and signals can be traced on a "time track". Numerous signalling systems, from the Prussian wing telegraph to the modern light signal, are functional and can be operated. Two historic hand-lever signal boxes also demonstrate how safety technology used to work.

Annually changing original vehicles, special exhibitions and museum festivals round off the DB Museum's diverse open-air offerings.

Time track

On the "time track" are the most important changes in the superstructure, from the stone blocks of the early days to wooden and metal sleepers and modern light railway.

All aboard, please!

Note: Due to staff shortages, the light railroad is currently operating only irregularly.

In the summer months (April to September), our light railway invites you to take leisurely rides across the open-air grounds.


Our draisine is powered by your muscle power and can be booked for rides in combination with a guided tour.

Optical telegraph

The optical wing telegraph from 1850 is one of the oldest surviving signals in Germany.

View from signal box

On our extensive open-air grounds, you should visit the former signal box of Nuremberg Central Station. At that time, the switches and signals of the entry tracks were set from here by means of hand levers. Enjoy the unique view of the trains arriving and departing from the main station.


The playground on the open-air grounds is ideal for letting off steam in good weather. There are several picnic tables right next to it for a snack.

Display deposit

The Display deposit is open for you again after several years of closure.

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Address & Information desk

Deutsche Bahn Stiftung gGmbH
DB Museum
Lessingstrasse 6
90443 Nuremberg

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Opening hours

Tuesday to Friday 9 to 17 o'clock
Saturday, Sunday, holidays 10 to 18 o'clock
Monday closed

Admission prices
Adults9 €
Families (2 adults and up to 4 children)18 €
Children (aged 6 to 17)5 €
Reduced price7 €
School classes (per person up to and including 13th grade)3 €
Children up to 6 years of age
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