Having opened its doors in 1882, the DB Museum is now the world's oldest railway museum and covers  a total space of 6,800 m². The main building is located in Nuremberg, and itso also has two other branches - one in Koblenz and the other in Halle a. d. Saale.

The heart of the Nuremberg exhibitions is a pnoramic sweep of rail history in Germany from its humble beginnings around 1800 up to the present day, and even taking a look at what the furture may have in store.

The original vehicles at the museum are another major draw for visitors. Some 40 rail legends are on show in two halls. The include the oldest surviving passenger coach in Germany, a replica of the country's first steam locomotive, the "Adler", and a model of the ICE 4, the next generation of high-speed train. The external exhibition area covers some 15,000 m² and includes a vintage train platform, interactive signal box and a display depot containing train-related treasures from the museum's various collections.

In the KIBALA, a railway paradise created especially for children, the younger visitors can experiment and play, e.g. with the train simulator or the miniature railway that shunts the kids around the entire exhibition grounds.

Moreover the museum is host of special exhibitions, concerts, talks and celebrations.

Key facts:

  • one of the oldest technological history museums in Europe
  • oldest rail museum in Germany, with the largest collection of historical vehicles
  • the museum is home to the oldest steam locomotive in Germany, the Nordgau
  • the DB Museum Nuremberg owns more than 150 historical railway vehicles
  • the public library of the museum contains an important collection of literature focusing on the history of the rails in Germany and related topics