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 reopens on June 6th and 7th.
Please note the health protection measures during your visit. This includes wearing a mouth and nose cover and complying with the distance regulations.
The castle ring line 15 will be in operation. There will only be an access to the historic St. Peter tram depot. The other stops are not served. Passengers will be placed.
We are looking forward to your visit!
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 2020
Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th in June
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th in July
Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd in August
Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th in September
Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th in October
Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th in November
Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th in December
- Historic Ring Line 15
Historic Ring Line 15 is always on the way on the opening days of the historic St. Peter tram depot.
The tour takes you around the old town of Nuremberg. During the journey, our conductor will tell you interesting facts about the tram and the route (sorry, only in german).
The departure is always from 9:55 am to 4:55 pm every hour from the historic tram depot St. Peter.
Other stops are: Tiergärtnertor, Hauptbahnhof and Doku-Zentrum.
You can download the timetable here.
- 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.
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.
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.