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.

Opening hours
The historic tram depot St. Peter (Ger.: Historisches Straßenbahndepot) opens its doors for you every first weekend in the month from 10:00 to 17:30 – please note that the last admission will be at 17:00.

Opening days in 2018
Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th in February
Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th in March
Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th in April
Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th in May
Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd in June
Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th in July
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th in August
Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd in September
Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th in October
Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th in November
Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd in December

The historic Castle Ring Line 15

Castle ring lineThe Castle Ring Line (Ger.: Burgringlinie) is still in service – you can enjoy a ride on it when the historic tram depot is open (every first weekend in the month, except January).
Our tour starts at the historic tram depot, leads through the southern part of the city to the always busy “Plärrer”, and makes a first stop at “Tiergärtnertor” which is one of the castle's gateways. Moving on through “Pirckheimerstraße” and “Rathenauplatz” in the north, we make a second stop at "Hauptbahnhof" (Central Station). After a third stop at the fascist monument “Doku-Zentrum”, we reach our destination back at the museum about one hour later.

Themed tours with antique buses

Themed toursGet on one of our historic buses for an entertaining ride through Nuremberg and to some of its neighbouring localities! On opening days of the historic tram depot (only March till November), we organise trips to various destinations.

Enjoy being chauffeured in our antique buses through different areas of the city and listen to old-time stories from the conductor. The themed tours start at 13:30 at the historic tram depot St. Peter and last about 90 minutes.

For more information on the next themed tours and for booking, please call the telephone number 0911 283-4646.


Admission to the tram depot
Adults: 6.00 EUR 
Children up to age 14: 3.00 EUR

Historic Castle Ring Line 15
Adults: 9.00 EUR
Children up to age 14: 5.50 EUR 
The tickets include admission to the museum.

Family ticket
2 adults and four children up to age 17: 19.50 EUR 
The ticket is valid for a ride on the Historic Castle Ring Line and includes admission to the museum.

Gluehwein tours during the Christmas season

Enjoy the sights of a festively decorated city while we serve you a handmade lebkuchen along with a cup of hot spiced wine (non-alcoholic option available). The ride starts at Hauptbahnhof. Enjoy the views of the historic downtown area along the medieval city wall. Then it passes through the old industrial heart of Nuremberg, the south city, while returning to the starting point, Nuremberg's impressive, century-old main railway station.

Tickets for the 50 minute ride are 19,00 EURO
and include a cup of hot spiced wine (non-alcoholic option available), a handmade lebkuchen and a souvenir mug. All rides begin at Hauptbahnhof (Central Station). Tickets will be available for pick-up on the day of your ride at the boarding point (cash only please).

For days of operation and schedules please see our reservation site. (German only) Book either online or call the VAG-Kundentelefon at 0911 283-4646. Early reservations are highly recommended as these trips do sell out well in advance, especially at weekends!

Our special: Exclusive ride on one of our century-old art nouveau cars
Every Saturday, join us for an exclusive ride on one of our oldest cars in the historic fleet, built between 1904 . Tickets for these special rides are 33,00 EURO and include the same amenities as our standard rides mentioned above. A part of the fare will proceed towards the restoration of our historic fleet.




How to find us

Historisches Straßenbahndepot St. Peter
Schlossstraße 1
90478 Nürnberg
0911 283-4654

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 Lageplan Museum St. Peter