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The railway museum
The railway exhibition is the core of the Verkehrsmuseum. You may wonder why the museum of the Deutsche Bahn (the German railways) is located in Nürnberg and not, for example, in Berlin. The reason is that the first German railway line, inaugurated on 8th December 1835, connected Nürnberg to its neighbour Fürth. There are not only models of trains, but also plastic models of stations with all the tracks and more.
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DB-Museum im Verkehrsmuseum
The DB Museum is a must-see for all railfans and it was the main goal of my trip to Nürnberg in 2005. Actually, this building also houses not only the railway museum, but also the Museum von Kommunikation in Nürnberg (the museum of communications) that follows the history of the postal service, of the telephone and other means of communication.
I really recommend visiting both museums, even if you aren't so interested in trains or postal cars. Children may find them interesting, too.
The ticket for the railway museum costs 4 euro for adults, 3 for students and 2 euro for young people until 17 years, but there is a special ticket for a family of two adults with up to four children for just 8 euro. I bought a joint ticket for the two museums at 5 or 6 euro. I think there is also a discount if you show your train ticket to Nürnberg.
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