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DB Museum (German Railway Museum)

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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One of the best RailRoad Museums

The DB Museum really does an outstanding job of portraying the history and operation of Germany's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
482delk
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Atlanta Area, United States
Great Museum!

This museum covers the German history of train construction, travel, etc. Highlights include old... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
rachelradler
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Boulder, Colorado
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Having opened its doors in 1882, the DB Museum is now the world's oldest museum devoted to the railways. Its main building is located in Nuremberg, and it also has two other branches - one in Koblenz and the other in Halle an der Saale. Property of...more
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Lessingstr. 6, 90443 Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The DB Museum really does an outstanding job of portraying the history and operation of Germany's outstanding rail system through prototype and models. Don't miss the second building and yard full of equipment. The day I was there I got a ride on their "Adler"...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum covers the German history of train construction, travel, etc. Highlights include old train cars that you can peer into or actually walk through. It is quite an extensive museum, with many trains and lots of detailed history. The one drawback: if you're not...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are railroad “buffs” and totally enjoyed this museum even though the older exhibits are exclusively in German. Very chronological and well displayed history. Some interactive. Enjoyed watching children on electric train layout and what they learned from participating.Very clean, Cafe available, family friendly, good...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love trains - so I was excited to visit the DB Museum. The exhibitions on the ground floor were only in German, whereas the upper two levels had at least half of the information in both German and English. They also audio-guides for an...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank notwaltermitty
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

For everyone who loves playing with trains and for those who just love to travel on them, this museum has it all. The highlight for me was the HO sized model railway layout - a whole roomful! Every hour or so there was a demonstration!...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 15 December 2018

I do and enjoyed a few hours here. The history of trains in Germany with some historic royal rolling stock and a wonderful massive model railway.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rikuc57
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Although the front desk told us to save our money and not get the English audio guide, we probably should not gotten one. He stated that most things were in German and English, but I’d say only 10% was in English. My family could for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

The museum is amaizing full of history details explinations abut so many interesting things. I was lucky my husband understand german and he was translating me somethings but its a shame the informations are all in german. They have lots of pictures and some videos...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank arianamartinss2015
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

I can't have a full opinion about that museum, as i couldn't understand many things. Every board and every explanation is written on German. Plus, they didn't provide us with an audioguide so we can understand what we see.. 6€ for nothing.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Amazing place where you can see different trains in different sizes :)) There's enough historical information, as well as interactive things for children of all ages :)

Date of experience: November 2017
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tradIndy
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Response from GlennS249 | Reviewed this property |
The exhibition sections “On separate tracks: the railway in divided Germany from 1945 to 1989” and “History of the Stations” are still closed according to the Museum’s web site. I would estimate that 75% of all sections are... More
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