Under pressure

From april 2024

From April 26, 2024

Under Pressure. The history of the train toilet


Anyone traveling by train in the mid-19th century usually still had to do without amenities such as toilets. Longer routes and the associated increase in journey times, as well as new types of carriages, finally helped the "lavatory" to make its breakthrough. From then on, the toilet flushes directly onto the tracks - its use is therefore prohibited at stations or even on bridges. Many younger people today find it hard to imagine what older generations still know all too well. Yet until a few decades ago, the downpipe toilet - the "outhouse" of the railroads, so to speak - was something quite commonplace. It was only in the 1980s that the introduction of closed toilets as we know them today began.

Objects from chamber pots to bioreactors

In eight themed areas, "Under Pressure" tells the story of the train toilet in Germany from its beginnings to the present day and brings it to life with over 150 exhibits, documents and photographs: from the chamber pot from Chancellor Otto von Bismarck's saloon car, to soap dispensers and toilet paper, up to the modern bioreactor.

A view beyond the toilet rim

For the first time, a museum is focusing on the development of the train toilet in a separate exhibition and highlighting its interrelationships with social developments. Visitors will not only learn all kinds of interesting facts about the various toilet systems, but also about secondary aspects. Whether for secret service activities, smuggling or fleeing the republic: The train toilet also serves various purposes beyond its actual purpose.

A varied accompanying program rounds off "Under Pressure". Exclusive items matching the exhibition are available in the museum store. Families and children aged six and over can look forward to a free discovery booklet to explore the exhibition - so puzzling fun is guaranteed.

Highlight-Veranstaltungen

Jul 07 24
20230702 Tagderoffenen Loks Uwe Niklas

Highlight-Führung

Open locomotive day

Sunday, 11:00 bis 16:00 Uhr

Jul 23 24
20240723 Quizabend Big Kev

Begleitprogramm

Quiz night with Big Kev

Tuesday, 19:00 bis 21:00 Uhr

Jul 30 24
20243007 bis 20240407 Mini Dampfbahn Daniel Karmann min

Familien und Kinder

Summer fun with the mini steam train

Tuesday, 09:00 bis 17:00 Uhr

Aug 06 24
23 12 05 Kinderweihnacht Uwe Nikals 016 min

Sommerferienprogramm

Basteln mit Toilettenpapier

Tuesday, 10:00 bis 11:30 Uhr

Aug 08 24
20240808 und 09 Insektenhotels basteln pixabay min

Sommerferienprogramm

Insektenhotels basteln

Thursday, 10:00 bis 11:30 Uhr

Aug 20 24
A7 E02716

Sommerferienprogramm

Spaß mit der Handhebel-Draisine

Tuesday, 09:00 bis 17:00 Uhr

Aug 24 24
DB Museum Halle Familienfest 2023 Mauro Esposito 027

Familien und Kinder

Railroad family festival

Saturday, 10:00 bis 17:00 Uhr

Sep 01 24
DB Museum Nürnberg Vorlesetag 2019 Mauro Esposito 15 min

Familien und Kinder

Stories for little train fans

Sunday, 14:30 bis 15:00 Uhr

Sep 01 24
20221002 Erwachsenenlesung DBM Lesung Uwe Niklas 133

Lesung

Railroad and literature

Sunday, 15:30 bis 16:15 Uhr

Sep 08 24
DB Museum Halle Familienfest 2023 Mauro Esposito 097

Familien und Kinder

Open Monument Day

Sunday, 10:00 bis 16:00 Uhr

Sep 08 24
Standort Uwe Niklas 215

Familien und Kinder

Open Monument Day

Sunday, 10:00 bis 16:00 Uhr

Sep 21 24
Spur1 2022

Familien und Kinder

Standard locomotive and Gauge 1 days

Saturday, 10:00 bis 16:00 Uhr

Sep 21 24
TDS

Leipzig

Rail Day 2024

Saturday, 10:00 bis 16:00 Uhr

Sep 21 24
DSC 8915

Sonderveranstaltung

Fundsachenversteigerung

Saturday, 10:30 bis 14:30 Uhr

Sep 21 24
20242209 Archiv und Bi Bführungen Uwe Niklas min

Stadtverführungen 2024

Kuratorenführung

Saturday, 14:30 bis 17:00 Uhr

Sep 22 24
TDS

Begleitprogramm

Rail Day 2024

Sunday, 11:00 bis 17:00 Uhr

Oct 03 24
Maus

Begleitprogramm

Maustag

Thursday, 11:00 bis 16:30 Uhr

Oct 04 24
20241004 Modellbahn Uwe Niklas 026 min

Modellbahnausstellung

Modellbahnausstellung des FREMO e. V.

Friday, 09:00 bis 17:00 Uhr

Oct 18 24
DB Museum Halle Familienfest 2023 Mauro Esposito 113

Familien und Kinder

Model railroad exhibition

Friday, 10:00 bis 16:00 Uhr

Oct 27 24
20241027 Frank Wingold Kevin Grtznerkomp

Jazz Matinee

Joanna Laventzaki & Christian Pitsch Duo

Sunday, 11:00 bis 13:00 Uhr

Oct 31 24
HW OA

Familien und Kinder

Halloween

Thursday, 12:00 bis 18:00 Uhr

Nov 10 24
DB Museum Unter Druck Copyright DB Museum 178

Unter Druck

Curator tour

Sunday, 12:30 bis 13:15 Uhr

Nov 15 24
20231117 Vorlesetag Boris Schumacher

Schulklassenprogramm

Bundesweiter Vorlesetag

Friday, 09:00 bis 13:00 Uhr

Nov 15 24
Db Bahn Museum Halle Vorlese Tag 18 11 2022 161 von 183

Halle & Leipzig

National Reading Day

Friday, 09:00 bis 13:00 Uhr

Nov 19 24
DB Museum Unter Druck Copyright DB Museum 141

Begleitprogramm

Welttoilettentag

Tuesday, 14:00 bis 15:00 Uhr

Nov 24 24
20220521 22 Formund Farbe Foto 2workshop Uwe Niklas

Jazz Matinee

AZOLIA

Sunday, 11:00 bis 13:00 Uhr

Dec 07 24
Nikolaus Quer

Familien und Kinder

St. Nicholas Day

Saturday, 10:00 bis 16:00 Uhr

Dec 07 24
Nikolausfest K 2

Familien und Kinder

St. Nicholas Day

Saturday, 10:00 bis 16:00 Uhr

Dec 07 24
20231209 Adlergeburtstag Daniel Karmann

Familien und Kinder

Adler birthday

Saturday, 10:00 bis 16:00 Uhr

Shopprodukte

Visit the DB Museum

Address & Information desk

Deutsche Bahn Stiftung gGmbH
DB Museum
Lessingstrasse 6
90443 Nuremberg

E-Mail Google Maps Buy tickets
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
free
Current DB employees
free