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DB Museum, Nuremberg

(4.6/5 based on 380+ 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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  • Good museum that take you threw the train history over the years. Unfortunately a large section was under rebuilding when we were there. 
  • Our young son loves trains so we had to take him there and he had a blast! Some very Kid friendly spots and overall informative for us older kids. 
  • We walked a bit skeptical because we didn't know what we would find. Divided over three floors on first are the locomotives that have made the history up to the present day. Immaculately kept with the right lens can shoot really well. Beautiful train of King Philip. On the second floor a riot of scale models in various scales. For model railway enthusiasts a must see. Many models all together ... breathless. Icing on the cake the working again with the analogue system plastic but truly beautiful and well cared for. The top floor is for the little ones. A sort of amusement park with a train that takes you for a stroll on the entire surface. There is also an "artistic" with paintings on transport. Some are truly remarkable. In short, a must see.
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  • 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.
  • Beautiful and interesting exhibition to be touched. For children from about age 5 to recommend... We discover new things every time.
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