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DB Museum, Nuremberg

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.6/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web
DB Museum explores the history of the railway and its significance to Germany--and offers an up-close look at the oldest surviving steam train in Germany and the royal carriage of Bavarian King Ludwig II. Learn about the construction of the German railway; the living conditions of those who worked on it; and how developments in technology, business, and politics have shaped the rail industry. Don't miss the Railroad in Miniature exhibit, where you can observe how railways operate on more than 500 m (1,640 ft) of track and 30 different detailed trains. Most of the information is written in German, so pick up an English audio guide if you can't read the local language. Use our Nuremberg family vacation planner to arrange your visit to DB Museum and other attractions in Nuremberg.
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  • People who like trains can even enjoy it. Historic locomotives that have been exhibited, is interesting. Is hard to understand exhibit Germany, so the exhibits alone is sufficient.
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  • A really interesting tour of the german railway history. Very interesting set-up, construction and lighting for the scenographic demonstration. The only disadvantage is that everything (apart from som...  read more »
  • Good museum for rail fans and those interested in the history of the German railroads. There is a great HO scale model railroad upstairs that will be of interest to children and adults. There are also...  read more »
  • Was there in the 80's.Was great
  • Nice, especially for kids. Much to discover.
  • This museum, in the same building as the train museum, traces the history of the postal and telephone systems in Bavaria. It contains some nice old postal trucks, weird little BMW scooters, and cancellation stamps from every era - including Nazi - and is interesting to see. There is also a working Lamson tube system with three stations and clear tubes so you can see the message capsules shooting around and send your own. The telephone side is an amazing collection of many old instruments in beautiful shape and well displayed. It also contains switchboards, splicing examples from every era, and an equally impressive array of telegraph and Telex instruments - stuff I had only ever seen in books and never in the US. Probably the most impressive are 3 complete, intact, and working central offices - two step-by-step (a 1920's model and a 1960's model) as well as a German magnet based system I had not seen before. They are all connected to phones and you can sit there and trace the calls as they are made, hear the progress tones and the clackity clak of the steppers slamming around. A lot of fun if you like this stuff. The only major drawback is all captions and exhibits are only in German and no recorded tour offered (unlike the train side which offers several languages). Still, for ́4 Euro it's a nice way to spend a few hours. Lots of buttons to press and things to see - kids love it.
  • Suitable not only for railway fans, but also for those interested in history. Well-crafted exhibition and a useful pastime!
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