The historic tram depot St. Peter

Public transport history in Nuremberg

In 1881, the first public transport service in Nuremberg and to the neighbouring city Fürth started. How about travelling back in time to the days of horse-drawn trams, the first electric trams, and the nostalgic saloon coaches of the 1950s? In our tram depot, you will learn when the first underground trains started, how omnibuses conquered even remote parts of the city and why modern low-floor carriages are a great innovation.

The historic tram depot St. Peter © VAG

The Museum

Experience the history of more than 130 years of local transport

From horsecar to modern underground railway: You can discover the history of local transport in our historic tram depot St. Peter. Take a look behind the scenes in our exhibitions. You can also discover a fabulous small world. One of the world biggest model railroads on a scale of 1:22,5 with a lot of handmade models, designed after the example of Nürnberg streetcars, inspire children and adults.

We invite you to varied exhibitions

Different subject areas show you interesting facts about several ages of local transport and tramway history in Nürnberg. Explore our permanent exhibitions "Vom Adler zur U-Bahn", the history of the first railway or "Die Infrastruktur bei der Straßenbahn", about the infrastructure of tramways. Our new exhibition "Schienenfahrzeuge aus Nürnberg" let you gain insight in the history of the local businesses MAN and Schuckert and their production of trains. The best thing is: you can take an active part in a lot of our samples.

© VAG - A. Neuer

Even in times of Corona, leisure facilities and museums have been allowed to reopen under certain conditions.
This also applies to our historic St. Peter tram depot.

The opening of our museum is permitted under certain conditions:

  • Entry is under 3G conditions (recovered, vaccinated or tested)
  • A minimum distance of 1.5 meters must be maintained between two people.
  • An FFP2 mask must be worn in the exhibition hall during the entire visit.
  • The visitor guidance must be followed (one-way regulation) and the person restrictions in the exhibition pavilions must be observed.

Burgring line 15 can also operate again under the following conditions:

  • Entry and exit is only possible in the museum.
  • An FFP2 mask must be worn during the entire journey.
  • Our Strassaboh café can be visited under the applicable provisions of gastronomy.

The discovery tours with the vintage bus, which we usually offer on opening Sundays, are unfortunately not yet taking place.

Stay healthy!

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