Nuremberg Transport Museum is one of the oldest train museum in the world. Located in Nuremberg, The Nuremberg Transport Museum or also known as Deutsche Bahn Museum also has two other branches which located in Koblenz and Halle an der Saale. The two branches museum focus on its satellite collections. In the Nuremberg Transport Museum, there is also another museum called Museum of Communication. The Nuremberg Transport Museum open from every day except Monday. From Tuesday to Friday, the museum opens from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m and from Saturday to Sunday, it opens from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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Deutsche Bahn Museum
The DB Museum is often called as the heaven for rail and train fans. Its collection of trains will bring you back to the 17th century world. The collections that are highlighted there are: The streamlined locomotive, 05 001, The Bavarian S 2/6 express train locomotive, and parts of the royal train for the Bavarian king, Ludwig II. Some collections are also placed in the open area. Take the tour in the museum and let yourself enjoy the vintage collections of trains.
Museum of Communication
The Museum of Communication was built in 1902. The museum displays around 500 postal and telecommunication service history in Bavaria. Included in the 500 collections, there are also some collections of postal transport, post coach travel, telegraphy and telephony things. What else you can do inside the museum? What other things you can do inside the museum? On the top floor of the museum, you can try to write a secret messages and send it to your friend.
DB Museum in Koblenz
Even though this branches is quiet far from the main museum, your visit here will always be remarkable for you. In the DB Museum in Koblenz, you will see some old electric express locomotives such as Class 103, 110 and 113, E 44 and E 16.
DB Museum in Halle
Although this museum is also located quiet far from DB Museum, this museum is also worth your visit. The collections that mainly displayed there are several of Deutsche Reichsbahn vehicles, especially the 03 1010 steam locomotive and the E 11 001 and E 18 31 electric locomotives. The vehicles are looked after by the Halle shed.
The highlight of the museum is here! Not only that the museum displayed big trains, the museum also displayed 1:10 scale train models. Occupying 1000m2 of the DB Museum, all the collections are waiting for you to come. Take the tour and you can also enjoy walking trough a long tunnel inside the museum.
What is the point of watching model collections if you can't see it works? Luckily, this museum also provides the model railway inside the museum. The model railway itself occupied 80 m2 of the area of the museum. The model railway is controlled by control panels and there are around 5000 relays that are connected to the railway. Even though it is only a small trains, you can still feel the special features that it has.
How to Get Tickets?
If you are planning to visit Nuremberg Transport Museum you don't have to worry about not getting the tickets. You can directly come to the ticket booth or you can easily buy the ticket online from the museum's official website. The tickets cost around £2 to £12.
How To Get Around?
To get around the Nuremberg Transport Museum, you can easily just walk on your foot and enjoy all the attractions there.
What Should I Wear?
If you want to take the tour inside the museum, just wear something that is comfortable for you. Also, don't forget to check the weather there so that you won't get yourself wearing a wrong clothes. Also wear a comfortable shoes since you are going to walk in a very big place.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit the museum is when the weather is not so hot and also not too cold. Nuremberg got its comfortable weather around May to early October.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, transportation is easy and you can find anything for your tour on this site.
How To Get There?
To take the tour to Nuremberg Transport Museum from the central of Nuremberg city, you don't need to worry about anything. Since the location of the museum is near from the central part of the city, there are plenty of public transportations that will straightly take you there such as bus, train, and also taxi.
Since the area of the museum is very big, you need to prepare your body for a long walk. Make sure that you bring your own water bottle so that you can stay hydrated while you are touring around the museum. The open area of the museum is also famous for its display on the railyard, make sure you check that place also. For those of you who are going to visit the museum by car, make sure that you bring some cash money to pay the parking fee.