DB Museum, Nuremberg

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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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  • August 18, 2017
    We all loved it, adults and young daughter. You can walk in between impressive trains, and enough variation, from trains to communication, from looking to doing.  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    There is something really for everyone. The Museum for all generations and on the top floor is a really great children's area with wooden railway to the play and KIBALA Express for the ride. Our little girl now 14 months here had great fun. Unfortunately, we could see not all areas, since some are refurbished. But we will be back I'm sure.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Visited with my 5 year old train mad son, and he loved it. Caters for both adults and kids - there's a play area upstairs for kids - just brilliant. Price is very reasonable too. WIll be visiting agai...  more »
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  • Good range of things to see. Make sure you're on the first floor Model Railway at 1030 when it runs. Also note there is a second outdoor part over the road. There's a lot of light reflection from the glass of some cabinets around the place.
  • Well worth a visit, lots in display. Make sure you visit both sides as there is an outdoor area with lots more exhibits through a door and across a road from the main building.
  • If you like trains and train travel then this place is a must see. Labels are in German but audio guides in English are available for 1 euro. The museum is normally close on Mondays but is open during the Christmas market season.
  • Huge exhibit with lots to see. Nice play area for the kids upstairs.
  • My son (2 years old) loved it!

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Where to stay in Nuremberg

The Altstadt and the Egidienviertel districts, the city's historical sections, provide an array of guesthouses and hotels. An alternative is the Gostenhof area, a suburban region with a selection of tourist sites. If you stay in Gostenhof, however, you need to take public transportation to the city center. For local flair, consider staying in the Knoblauchsland district near the Hauptmarkt. Avoid the Südstadt district near the train station, which is mainly residential and doesn't offer many entertainment options or access to sites.
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