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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you would like to book an offer, simply fill out the contact form and we will get back to you promptly.
Visit the DB Museum
Address & Information desk
Deutsche Bahn Stiftung gGmbH
Tuesday to Friday 9 to 17 o'clock
Saturday, Sunday, holidays 10 to 18 o'clock
|Families (2 adults and up to 4 children)||14 €|
|Children (aged 6 to 17)||4 €|
|Reduced price||6 €|
|School classes (per person up to and including 12th grade)||2 €|
|Children up to 6 years of age||free|
|Current DB employees||free|