Nuremberg Transport Museum, Nuremberg

Nuremberg Transport Museum, Nuremberg (must see)

One of the oldest technical history museums in Europe, the Nuremberg Transport Museum consists of the Deutsche Bahn's (German Railways) own DB Museum and the Museum für Kommunikation. It also has two satellite museums at Koblenz-Lützel (the DB Museum Koblenz) and Halle (DB Museum Halle).

A big draw of the museum is its collection of 160, 1:10 scale models occupying 1000 m². These models have been built over the years since the end of the 19th century and are very finely detailed. The first few were made in 1882 by apprentices of the Royal Bavarian State Railways. Additionally, a model railway covering an area of 80 m² is used to demonstrate prototypical railway operations. During museum opening hours there is a ten-minute demonstration hourly, on the half-hour, with explanations of the key concepts of railway operating.

The "Kommunikation" section was inherited from the royal Bavarian postal museum and was integrated into the Transport Museum in 1902. It displays over 500 years of postal and telecommunication services history in Bavaria from the Middle Ages to the present.

Why You Should Visit:
Both museums are very visitor-friendly; in the DB section one can not only see but also touch some of the historic exhibits (locomotives, carriages, equipment, etc.) and the communication section has plenty of interactive objects that everyone can try out. Additionally, there's a good choice of original gifts in the gift shop, as well as a pleasant café.

Tip:
For the Railway museum, it really makes sense to take a free audio guide. Though there's enough information to read, the guide would probably help to organize your visit better.

Opening Hours:
Tue-Fri: 9am-5pm; Sat, Sun & Holidays: 10am-6pm
Also open during the Christmas Market: 9am-5pm
Closed: January 1, Good Friday, May 1, Dec 24/25/31
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Nuremberg Transport Museum on Map

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