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Discover the DB Museum in Halle

Fascinating preserved vehicles await rail enthusiasts young and old at the DB Museum in Halle (Saale). Children will the love the model railway, while history buffs should not miss the exhibition on Halle's story as a railway city. Keep reading for some tips on planning your day and the highlights that await.

Duration:
1:30 Hours

Important information to help you prepare for your tour of the DB Museum:

  • Admission tickets can be purchased in advance at the online ticket shop
  • Please note that the DB Museum in Halle (Saale) currently has no parking spaces and that there is no access for road vehicles onto the site. We therefore recommend that you travel by public transport.

Exhibition on the history of the railway

Exhibition on the history of the railway

Inquisitive railway fans should take a look at the backlit exhibition boards, right at the beginning of the museum on the left-hand side. Here you can learn all about the rich history of the railway city of Halle (Saale) and the old locomotive shed IV, which now houses the DB Museum.

Model railway

Model railway

On the right-hand side of the exhibition space is a large model railway made by LGB, which will delight train buffs both young and old.

Steam locomotive 89 1004

Steam locomotive 89 1004

This small steam locomotive is the last surviving example of its kind. The locomotive is over one hundred years old, and you can even step inside the driver's cab – don't be shy!

Diesel locomotive 112 457

Diesel locomotive 112 457

An original East German diesel locomotive from the 1970s with 1,200 metric horsepower This locomotive is a real classic and shaped the image of the Reichsbahn in the former East Germany for decades.

Electric locomotive E18 31

Electric locomotive E18 31

The big green electric locomotive is over 80 years old and was long used as a test locomotive here in Halle. It was once one of the fastest electric locomotives in Germany.

Steam locomotive 52 4900/ 52 9900

Steam locomotive 52 4900/ 52 9900

Locomotive 52 4900/ 52 9900 was one of the more than 7,000 war locomotives built. Known as standard locomotives, they were designed on the principle of simplification and standardisation. The locomotive exhibited here was converted to pulverised coal firing after the Second World War and is the last surviving pulverised-coal-fired example of the class 52. The former East Germany coined the term "Rekolok" (short for "rebuilt locomotive") to refer to steam locomotives that underwent major modernisation to improve their performance.

Diesel railcar 186 258

Diesel railcar 186 258

This 1930s diesel railcar is a typical branch line railbus of its time. It was later used as the salon coach of the president of the Halle division of the Reichsbahn.

Steam locomotive 03 1010

Steam locomotive 03 1010

The highlight in Halle is steam locomotive 03 1010. This engine was once used for measurement runs by the locomotive research department (VES-M) in Halle. Prior to 1945, it was fitted with streamlined cladding. For decades, the locomotive has been hauling excursion trains organised by the Traditionsgemeinschaft Bw Halle P, a group of dedicated enthusiasts.

Electric locomotive 243 005

Electric locomotive 243 005

The class 243 is the technologically most advanced electric locomotive developed in the former East Germany. Many vehicles in this class (known since 1994 as class 143) are still in service with Deutsche Bahn AG today.

Visit the DB Museum

Address & Information desk

DB Museum Halle (Saale)
Volkmannstraße 39
06112 Halle (Saale)

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Opening hours

Temporarily closed!

Admission prices
Adults2,50 €
Families (2 adults and up to 4 children)5 €
Children (aged 6 to 17)
1 €
Ermäßigt
2 €

Children up to 6 years of age

free

Current DB employees
free