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Discover the DB Museum from the Adler to the ICE

At the DB Museum in Nuremberg, legendary rail vehicles, interactive exhibits and exciting themed rooms are waiting to be discovered by you. Here we provide tips for smart planning and show you the highlights for your stay at the DB Museum in Nuremberg.

Duration:
3:00 Hours

Important information to help you prepare for your tour of the DB Museum:

  • Admission tickets can be purchased in advance at the online ticket shop.
  • The barrier-free access for strollers and wheelchairs is located at the rear exit.
  • You will find our lockers on the first floor. On the weekends we also offer a checkroom.
  • Access to our exhibition rooms on the first floor as well as on the second floor is barrier-free.

Coal wagon

Coal wagon

It all starts on the first floor, just behind the ticket office, with the oldest rail vehicle in the DB Museum: a coal car from England, the country where the history of the railroad began.

Wagon No. 8

Wagon No. 8

Right after that, the oldest preserved German railroad vehicle is already waiting for you: Wagon No. 8, which already ran on Germany's first railroad line between Nuremberg and Fürth in 1835.

Route maps

Route maps

The tour continues with two interactive maps. They show the rapid growth of the rail network in Germany: starting with the first six kilometers in 1835 to over 60,000 kilometers before the First World War.

The Adler

The Adler

In our vehicle hall I you cannot miss the replica of the steam locomotive "Adler". The famous locomotive opened the era of railroads in Germany in 1835.

The Nordgau

The Nordgau

With a controllable light installation, you can experience how a steam locomotive works on the Nordgau locomotive: from the combustion of coal in the firebox to the transmission of power to the wheels.

Express locomotive S 2/6

Express locomotive S 2/6

Now step into the driver's cab of the impressive S 2/6 express locomotive. With its driving wheels measuring over two meters, it drove the world record in 1907.

Train of King Ludwig II.

Train of King Ludwig II.

A special gem is our castle on wheels: the salon and terrace car from the court train of the fairy-tale king Ludwig II of Bavaria. Take a look through the windows and let yourself be enchanted by the splendor.

Uniform skirts

Uniform skirts

The tour continues into the era of the Weimar Republic. In 1920, the "Deutsche Reichsbahn" is founded, the first national railroad company in Germany. The elegant uniforms of the seven state railroads are therefore replaced by a single uniform skirt.

Suitcase from the Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial site

Suitcase from the Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial site

More than three million Jews, Sinti and Roma were transported to their deaths by rail during World War II; so was the owner of this suitcase. The photo, which shows the siding of the largest extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, has become a symbol of the Holocaust.

1:10 Model of the VT 11.5

1:10 Model of the VT 11.5

On the second floor, you will find a vivid model of the famous luxury train of the German Federal Railroad: the VT 11.5 diesel railcar. For years, it shaped the appearance of TEE traffic in West Germany.

1:10 Model of a double-decker car

1:10 Model of a double-decker car

Did you know that the GDR was a railroad country until the very end? So it's no surprise that the space-saving double-deck cars were used here for the first time. The 1:10 scale model shows the double-decker car that shaped the appearance of the Deutsche Reichsbahn.

Leipzig main station through the ages

Leipzig main station through the ages

Im Ausstellungsbereich „Bahnhofszeiten“ können Sie mit einer Hands-on-Station den Wandel von Bahnhöfen am Beispiel des Leipziger Hauptbahnhofs entdecken: Erfahren Sie, wie aus Wartesälen Restaurants und schließlich Einkaufszentren wurden.

Waiting Room

Waiting Room

You should not miss the impressive "Waiting Room for the Most High". The unique hall originates from the former Nuremberg "Centralbahnhof" - King Ludwig II already waited here for his train.

ICE heads

ICE heads

We continue with the recent past in the exhibition area "Setting the course for the future". The development of the ICE is Deutsche Bahn's great success story. Using unique models, you can compare the different power cars in the ICE fleet.

Construction fence Stuttgart 21

Construction fence Stuttgart 21

Be sure to take a look at the original element from the famous construction fence of the opponents of the large-scale project Stuttgart 21. In 2010, new posters and slips of paper were placed here every day to demonstrate against the controversial project.

Models of the 01 series

Models of the 01 series

Railroad models come in a wide variety of sizes. In our Modelarium, you can see the different scales using the example of the 01 steam locomotive series: From the tiny 1:700 scale model to the large, vivid 1:10 scale.

Model railway

Model railway

500 meters of track, 80 square meters of model railroad fun and unique relay technology make the DB Museum's historic model railroad a very special experience. Demonstration times are always hourly from 9:30 a.m. on weekdays and from 10:30 a.m. on weekends and holidays.

Break

Break

Would you like coffee or lunch? Then we recommend a break in the museum restaurant Tinto. Or you can take a look at our museum store. Afterwards you can continue to the outdoor area of the museum.

Express locomotive 05 001

Express locomotive 05 001

The wine-red Class 05 locomotive in Vehicle Hall II is a superlative machine. It is one of the fastest and heaviest steam locomotives in the world. Its streamlined cladding is particularly impressive.

"Flying Hamburger"

"Flying Hamburger"

One of the special attractions among our vehicles is the torso of the famous "Flying Hamburger". With it, the Deutsche Reichsbahn built its first rapid transit network in the 1930s.

Historic signal box no. 2

Historic signal box no. 2

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.

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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
Adults7 €
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

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