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.
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.
Even in times of Corona, leisure facilities and museums have been allowed to reopen under certain conditions since the end of May.
This also applies to our historic St. Peter tram depot.
The opening of our museum is permitted under certain conditions:
- 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:
- To participate, the contact details must be entered at the museum ticket office.
- 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.
The historic tram depot St. Peter (German: Historisches Straßenbahndepot) opens its doors for you every first weekend in the month from 10.00 to 17.30 (not open in January) – please note that the last admission will be at 17.00.
Opening days in 2021
Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd in October under special conditions (see above)
Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th in November
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th in December
Historic Ring Line 15
Burgring line 15 is always on the opening days of the St. Peter historic tram depot.
The tour takes you along the old town of Nuremberg. During the journey, our conductor will tell you interesting facts about the tram and the route.
The departure is always from 9:55 a.m. to 4:55 p.m. every hour from the historic tram depot St. Peter.
Please note: Due to the measures taken to contain the corona virus, boarding is only possible at the historic St. Peter tram depot.
Unfortunately, the Tiergärtnertor, Hauptbahnhof and Doku-Zentrum stops cannot be served.
In August and September, the Burgring line 15 cannot run on the usual route. Alternatively, we offer the following tours every hour:
- With the vintage tram to the construction site in the Heinrich-Alfes-Straße depot with an explanation of the renovation work.
- The classic burring tour with city explanation in a vintage bus.
A reservation is not possible for the Burgring line 15.© VAG - VAG
How to find us
Historisches Straßenbahndepot St. Peter
The tram line 6 or the bus line 36 (leave at station: Peterskirche) will bring you to the museum. And of course, on opening days the Historic Castle Ring Line 15 is also in service.© VAG - VAG
Admission to the tram depot
Adults: 6.00 EUR
Children up to age 14: 3.00 EUR
Historic Castle Ring Line 15
Adults: 10.00 EUR
Children up to age 14: 6.00 EUR
The tickets include admission to the museum.
2 adults and four children up to age 17: 21.00 EUR
The ticket is valid for a ride on the Historic Ring Line 15 and includes admission to the museum.