Nuremberg Transport Museum, Nuremberg

Nuremberg Transport Museum, Nuremberg (must see)

This museum was originally opened in 1882 in another location. The present building was constructed in 1925. The museum covers 200 years of railway history.

In 1835, the first railway track in Germany was laid between Nuremberg and Furth. The first locomotive, the Adler, was imported from England. The railway quickly impacted towns and cities and opened the door to the industrial age. Unfortunately, that same rail network played a horrible part in transporting millions of Jews to death camps during World War II.

Exhibits include various historical railway vehicles and 160 models, a model railway, and a library with extensive titles on railways.

Notable historic vehicles on display include parts of Bavarian King Ludwig II's royal train. Visitors can see Germany's oldest preserved steam locomotive from 1853. In addition, an original 1829 coal wagon is on display. This is the oldest railway vehicle on exhibit on the continent.

The 1:10 scale models take up 1,000 square meters (10,000 square feet). The first model was created in 1882, and all the models are exquisitely detailed. Visitors can walk through a train tunnel, go through a level crossing, view working signals, and watch models with sound and lights. Attend the 10-minute demonstration of a typical railway. A model railway is used to show 5,000 relays that show railway operation.

Visitors will be inspired by the ICE-4 model, the next-generation high-speed train.

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Sight Name: Nuremberg Transport Museum
Sight Location: Nuremberg, Germany (See walking tours in Nuremberg)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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