Guided tours for adults

Get a deeper insight into the world of railways with our interactive workshops and exciting guided tours for the whole family. A perfect day out for technology buffs, design lovers and young rail enthusiasts alike. In addition to our bookable tour programme, we also offer free tours every Sunday (no booking required).

Information & Booking

Service centre
Monday to Friday 9 am to 1 pm
(except on public holidays)
Tel.: 0800 32 68 73 86
(within Germany only)


Highlights + Under Pressure

Combined tour (bookable from May 2024) - In this tour, you will get to know both the highlight exhibits of our permanent exhibition on the history of the railroad in Germany and our current special exhibition UNDER PRESSURE. The program includes legendary rail vehicles and extraordinary exhibits on the history of the train toilet.

Duration 90 Minutes
Costs 90 Euro (plus museum admission)
Participants Max. 20 Persons

Discover the whole world of railways

Introductory tour - Embark on a journey to the time when the invention of the railway changed people's mobility from the ground up. Discover the "Adler", the most famous and first steam locomotive in Germany, the world record-breaking S 2/6 locomotive and learn how a steam locomotive works with the help of a light installation.

Duration 60 Minutes
Costs 70 Euro (plus museum admission)
Participants Max. 10 persons

Under Pressure. The history of the train toilet

Special tour (bookable from May 2024) - In the special exhibition "UNDER PRESSURE", you will learn about the history of the train toilet from its beginnings to the present day. Immerse yourself in a time when the toilet was still called a "privy" and the downpipe toilet - the "outhouse" of the railroad - was part of everyday life.

Duration 60 Minutes
Costs 70 Euro zzgl. Eintritt
Participants Max. 20 Personen

The world of rail under one roof

Introductory tour - Embark on an exciting journey into the past and get to know the most important exhibits and vehicles in our collection. Before your tour, you can choose a thematic focus: The railway in the 19th century, Germany's railway and the Third Reich, On separate tracks – Reichsbahn and Bundesbahn in a divided Germany, the railways since reunification, the DB Museum's model collection.

Duration 90 Minutes
Costs EUR 90 (plus museum admission)
Participants Max. 20 persons

How does the railway work?

Technology tour - What actually happens in a signal box? How can express trains run safely at high speeds, and what is inductive train control? On this tour, you will learn the secrets of this complex system – from the ground-breaking invention of wheel-rail technology to the quest for ever more efficient locomotives and the development of driver's safety devices and magnetic track brakes.

Duration 90 Minutes
Costs EUR 90 (plus museum admission)
Participants Max. 20 persons

Milestones in locomotive design

Rolling stock tour - What do the Adler, S 2/6, Fliegender Hamburger and ICE have in common? All of them were among the fastest trains of their time. On this tour, we explore the technical achievements and historical context behind the development of ground-breaking high-speed trains, looking at both real locomotives and full-size models.

Duration 90 Minutes
Costs EUR 90 (plus museum admission)
Participants Max. 20 persons

Bomb-proof – The bunker beneath the DB Museum

Interactive tour - This unusual tour takes you down into the museum's air-raid shelter, a place where rail traffic could be organised in wartime. There you will solve tricky tasks and learn more about life below ground. Learn all about the intriguing history of our bunker.

Duration 90 Minutes
Costs EUR 120 (plus museum admission)
Participants 6-15 persons

Taste, feel and smell the steam age

For blind and partially sighted visitors - An astonishingly accurate scale model (1:10) allows you to get hands on with the workings of a locomotive. In the vehicle hall, you can experience how these principles were applied on real-life trains. A unique opportunity to literally feel the history of the steam locomotive.

Duration 90 Minutes
Costs EUR 90 (plus museum admission)
Participants Max. 8 persons plus companions

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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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