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DB Museum (German Railway Museum)

Lessingstrasse 6, 90443 Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
800 32687386
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Ranked #16 of 73 Attractions in Nuremberg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Florida
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110 reviews 110 reviews
64 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

But again, I like technology oriented museums, so that should be no surprise. The point about everything being in German is well taken, but most countries are like that. With technology museums the fun comes from seeing how things are put together and how they work, and that is often a visual event. They have an exhibit that shows how... More

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Santa Cruz do Sul, RS
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It's big and full of history. But I ended up finding it a bit boring and, since it's big and has lots of stuf to see, it turned out to be tiring. Also didn't have all the information in english, just some part. Interesting for those who like trains a lot. Otherwise, I would chose another museum in town to... More

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Aarhus, Denmark
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

It was my second time and this time I could read and understand german language. That helped a lot, because all the informations are in german. The museum takes you through the history from the first trains and onwards on how the train changed the world, mostly Germany. The told story ends around 1990. There are many origanal trains to... More

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Burnaby, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I would only recommend this museum if you are German speaking. Although an English audio guide can be rented, the actual locations for the audio guide are very limited. A vast amount of information is entirely in German and of no value for those visitors who are not fluent in the German language. It is absolutely baffling to me that... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

a good museum to visit with children and all train enthusiasts! lots of hands on displays...travel through history of german train travel!

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Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Having been to a number of railway museums in Northern Europe I have to be honest and say that this is not the best for looking at actual trains. There is only a few (well maintained) trains on the ground floor (for obvious reasons). The other floors focus on the history of DB and the DDR equivalent. Hats off to... More

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Nuremberg, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Great museum more then just trains. German history of communication too. Lots to see, doesn't take long to get through but for 5 Euro great value.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is one of three sites for the DB museum, the others are at Koblenz and Halle where most of the large exhibits are. This site has a few locomotives and coaches but concentrates more on the social history side of railways. I am the rail enthusiast but my wife (with little German) found it fascinating too. There are many... More

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Chesterfield
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Excellent layout with lots of information and displays. My husband is the real enthusiast but I have to say that it captured my interest too - fantastic model railway layout and amazing technology in the function of it.

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Bourne, Lincolnshire
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33 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

A minor collection with a very good interpretive display. In German. The Bayern royal carriages and the replica Adler are worth seeing.

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