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Kids' museum

New: KIBALA

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.

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, such as what a train attendant's job consists of and what the differences between diesel, steam and electric locomotives are.

DB Museum has created an interactive exhibition specially for children: it covers some 1,000 m², roughly the size of a sports hall.

When the signal for the KIBALA Express goes green, it’s time to get on board and take the 5-inch gauge train on a trip through our railway wonderland – through tunnels, across bridges and over level crossings. Every child receives a free ticket for the KIBALA Express together with their museum entry ticket. 

Loads of things to do 

Children can get on and off at the stations along the way, just like they were travelling on a real train. There's one major difference, however: at KIBALA, everything is more exciting than in the world of grown-ups. Children can play and help run things, dress up and perform the duties of a train attendant. In the Moritzberg section, they get to drive a train up hill and down dale, while Brioland section contains a big model train set that children (and lots of adults too) absolutely love.

Make your own catalogue 

Kids always love puzzles, stories, drawing and painting, so activity sheets are available at each station along the route. At the end of their visit, children can put all of their pages together to make a catalogue they can take home with them. Don't forget to get a stamp in these catalogues from the ticket desk. Anyone who collects five stamps from five different visits can look forward to the special gift we give to all of our museum's biggest (little) fans. 

Loads of things to learn 

Fun and learning go hand in hand. While playing, children find out how steam, electric and diesel locomotives work when they take the controls of a travel simulator and get the chance to shovel coal. At the end of the journey, all our visitors, big and small, can experience what high speed rail travel is like when they take their seats in a replica ICE train carriage. In these surroundings, learning facts and having fun are one in the same thing! 

Sing along with KIBALA 

KIBALA even has its own little song. Written by Hamburg-based musician Konrad Peschmann, it is about Oli and Polly, the two characters at KIBALA, and (of course) about travelling by train. 

Useful information

The children's section is a great place for families, and also for playschool groups and junior school classes. You don't have to take part in a tour to visit KIBALA, and entry is included in the price of museum tickets. Entry for children under the age of 14 only accompanied by an adult.