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Modellbahn in Betrieb. Bahnhofszene mit Beleuchtung.Photo: Deutsches Museum
  • Demonstration

Model Railway demonstration

All aboard! From routes and signals to traffic scenes – our Model Railway covers 44 square metres and is 87 times smaller than it would be in real life.

  • Adults, Family and children, Young people

Our 1:87 scale model railway layout presents road and rail transport in action. The main focus is on the railway system– with the most realistic representation possible of the physics, technology and infrastructure involved as well as the associated train-driving operations. Buses, road sweepers and fire engines run alongside the trains, creating even more traffic on the 44-square-metre digitally controlled layout. The different modes of transport have been painted in bright colours to make them stand out, whereas the buildings and the landscape have been left in a neutral white.

When will this event take place?

Discover which activities are taking place by checking our daily programme, which is published at around 9.20 each day. Our programme changes daily and includes guided tours, demonstrations, science shows and hands-on activities for individual visitors and small groups of up to five people. All programme events are held in German. They begin either directly where the activity is set to take place or at a guided-tour meeting point in the relevant exhibition.

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