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DB Museum (German Railway Museum)

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Address: Lessingstrasse 6, 90443 Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: 800 32687386
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Good history of German Railways

An excellent journey through the history of railways in Germany with a massive collection of models. Not many full size locomotives owing to the size of the museum. Well worth a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

An excellent journey through the history of railways in Germany with a massive collection of models. Not many full size locomotives owing to the size of the museum. Well worth a visit if you are interested in railways.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I was instructed to visit the museums by a train enthusiasm, and I am not. It was a very pleasant morning I spent in the museum for only €5. The trains in the museum were linked to the German history. Nice presented and with sections for second world war and East Germany.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Paid 5 Euros to get in, very reasonable I think, Museum is set out in date order with every section loaded with scale models, which are excellent, further on there was an excellent model railway layout and finally tbe full size exhibits which are spread over 2 halls and an open air Yard, definately worth a visit and I would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I'm not a train junky or anything but I enjoyed the visit very much. The place is relatively large so plan accordingly and make sure not to miss the outdoor exhibits. If you have a child who's into trains, it's a crime not to take them there. Parking was a breeze in case you decide to drive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Located in the street just behind Nuremberg's imposing Opera House (a good landmark to head for when in search of this museum), this is a great place for a rail fan to while away an hour or two learning about Die Bahn through the decades. Although there were a large group of excitable children in the entrance foyer when I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Very interesting museum with many historic exhibits - locomotives, carriages, equipment, etc. One can not only see but also touch some exhibits. By the way, this is the oldest train museum in the world. Make sure to visit Kibala's Children Train Land - great fun for children and adults alike! Allow at least 3 hours to walk through two large... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Took our kids, 4 and 6, here on a 5 hour stopover from a train trip. We are all train fanatics (DH collects model trains) and since I had been here before six years ago, could not wait to see my family's reaction to the exhibits. DH loved it, except for the fact that he could not spend a lot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

The largest railway museum in Germany, continental Europe, or even the world ! Have nevet seen such vast, interesting amd interactive museum of railways in Asia. History of DB! Intertwined with history lf germany since the industrial revolution, presented with ample exhibits from heritage trains compartment, miniature models, posters, photos, films and even kids wonderland on the top floor. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A place to see. Make sure you have at least 2 hrs. There's a lot to see and all very interesting and nicely presented. Could you more descriptions or a bit shorter audio-guide descriptions but can't complain. Definitely a must.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We visited the museum on our way to Garmisch because my five-year-old son absolutely loves trains. There are several static display trains which are in beautiful condition. The first set of display trains are located in the initial building where you pay. Make sure you check out King Ludwig's train car located towards the back of the display. It really... More 

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