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DB Museum Koblenz

The DB Museum opened its doors in Koblenz in 2001

Our exhibition space is located in the city's northern district of Lützel. The site is now home to an exhibit on electric locomotives, train coaches and saloon coaches.

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DB Museum Halle (Saale)

The DB Museum opened its Halle an der Saale branch in 2003

Trains and locomotives from Deutsche Reichsbahn, the state railway company of East Germany, are the special treasures of the DB Museum in Halle an der Saale.

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The large model railway system in the DB Museum originates from the 1960s; it contains more than 500 meters of tracks and around 3.000 relays have been built in.

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The DB Museum has around 280 railway models in 1:10 scale, which makes it the largest collection of this kind.

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When it received the "Ebel collection" from Professor Siegfried Ebel, the DB Museum found itself the proud owner of the largest collection of n-gauge railway models in the world – more than 7,000...

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Railway models have not always been just an expression of a leisure-time hobby - they serve to document vehicle technology, for experimental purposes or as showpieces and marketing objects.

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The 1:10 scale models in the DB Museum were painstakingly hand-made by apprentices in the railway workshops.

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Some of the 1:10 models in the DB Museum involved more than 27,000 hours of work.

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The new exhibition area, the Modellarium, is around 450 m² in area.

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The DB Museum is based on a collection of historic railway models in 1:10 scale that goes back to the 19th century.

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The Modellarium was opened as a new exhibition area of the permanent exhibition on 16th April. In this way, the museum’s extensive model collection finds a permanent home.

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In the Modellarium, around 2,000 railway models in a wide range of scales are exhibited.

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