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History of the railway

History of the railway

The construction of the rail network had a radical effect on the way people lived their lives. The DB Museum explains how the arrival of the railways revolutionised technology, business, culture and politics.

Fahrzeughalle I

Rail Vehicles

Rail vehicles of the 19th and 20th century

Vehicle hall I and II houses legendary locomotives such as the Adler and Germany's oldest surviving steam locomotive, the Nordgau. No visitor should miss the sumptuous carriages used by Ludwig II of Bavaria.

KIBALA Teaser

Kids' museum

Kids' museum

KIBALA is the new section of the DB Museum Nuremberg devoted entirely to children. While our young visitors play here, they can also learn about all things rail-related.

Small is beautiful

The world of trains – in miniature

Half a kilometre of tracks for 30 trains. Watch miniature ICEs, passenger coaches and diesel trains in action on 80 m².

Stellwerk im Freigelände

Do look and touch!

Do look and touch!

Visitors can head to our outdoor display area and take a trip through time. This section was redesigned in 2012.

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Special exhibitions held in the past

Special exhibitions held in the past

Railways around the world, lines across the desert, railways and sport – the DB Museum explores the many sides to railway history.

Das Modellarium ab 16. April im DB Museum

Exhibition area

The Modellarium

Did you know that...

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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