Deutsches Museum’s Verkehrszentrum or Transport Centre in Munich

2020. Corona. Travelling is a different game. Yet our Fernweh acted up too often. So we arranged a train trip to Germany and Austria. Specifically to Leipzig in Saxony, several spots in Bavaria and returning home with ÖBB‘s Nightjet from Innsbruck in Tyrol to Brussels in Belgium.

Danny and I planned a full day of Deutsches Museum in Munich. In the morning we visited the Deutsches Museum’s Verkehrszentrum or Transport Centre on the old Messe München site. The afternoon was reserved for the Deutsches Museum properly, on the Museuminsel or Museum Island

The Deutsches Museum (German Museum, officially Deutsches Museum von Meisterwerken der Naturwissenschaft und Technik, German Museum of Masterpieces of Science and Technology) is the world’s largest museum of science and technology, with about 28,000 exhibited objects from fifty fields of science and technology. It receives about 1.5 million visitors per year.

The museum was founded on 28 June 1903, at a meeting of the Association of German Engineers (VDI) as an initiative of Oskar von Miller. It is the largest museum in Munich.

The Verkerhszentrum – the official website doesn’t translate the name – houses land transport items: cars, motorcycles, buses, trains, trams, metro rolling stock, lorries… 

There are three big halls and many items too see. In fact, sometimes it is a bit too much packed together. 

As in other museums we did, many of the explanations are only in German. The Transport Centre is not National Rail Museum in York, but it is fairly comprehensive. Allow a few hours. 

Practical information

Previously

  1. The delicious German state secret: dining onboard Deutsche Bahn.
  2. VIDEO | Leipzig Hauptbahnhof.
  3. Leipzig Bayerischer Bahnhof.
  4. EAST GERMANY | Zeitgeschichtliches Forum, Leipzig’s GDR museum.
  5. Hyperion Leipzig.
  6. Leipzig.
  7. By ICE from Leipzig to Nuremberg.
  8. Nuremberg Transport Museum / DB Museum.
  9. Novotel Nuremberg City Centre.
  10. Documentation Center NS Party Rallying Grounds in Nuremberg.
  11. Nuremberg’s Zeppelin Field with the Norisring.
  12. Memorium Nuremberg Trials.
  13. Nuremberg’s real-life Playmobil Imperial Castle.
  14. You need at least two full days in Nuremberg.
  15. DB Regio from Nuremberg to Regensburg.
  16. Thurn und Taxis princely palace museum in Regensburg.
  17. Eurostars Park Hotel Maximilian Regensburg.
  18. Regensburg.
  19. With Alex from Regensburg to Munich.
  20. BMW Museum & BMW Welt in Munich.
  21. Munich’s Olympiapark.
  22. Sofitel Munich Bayerpost.
  23. Nightjet Vienna/Innsbruck to Brussels, or how we got thrown off the train in Aachen.

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