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What awaits you

The history of rail technology

The DB Museum Koblenz is home to several exhibitions exploring the changing design of passenger and saloon carriages, electric locomotives' drive technology and train protection systems.

The DB Museum Koblenz is home to several exhibitions exploring the changing design of passenger and saloon carriages, electric locomotives' drive technology and train protection systems.
The exhibits indoors provide in-depth explanations of the technology used in the full-size and model trains outdoors. Texts, images and 1:20 scale models reveal the secrets of different train engines and show just how each of them works. The evolution of passenger and salon carriages is another major topic explored in Koblenz. The museum houses many original pieces, while texts and photos reveal how travelling by train became increasingly comfortable over time.

Enlarge image A look inside the locomotive shed at DB Museum Koblenz

A look inside the locomotive shed at DB Museum Koblenz

The museum also has an exhibition about different train protection systems such as Opsi (optical train protection) and Indusi (inductive train protection), both of which automatically apply a train's brakes in the event of danger. A special attraction is the museum's fully functional Indusi inspection system: visitors can watch it in action.

Other hits with the public include the train simulator with its replica of a driver's cab, the collection of interlockings and the museum's small cinema.