Cars and underground trains are parked in the hall of the transport centre of the Deutsches Museum.

Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum (transport museum)

A world of transport, from yesterday to tomorrow

The Verkehrszentrum at Bavariapark is part of the Deutsches Museum. Across 12,000 square metres of exhibition space, visitors can discover unique modes of transport such as the first car with a combustion engine.

Transport is one of the most important cornerstones of our modern world. The Verkehrszentrum, which is part of the Deutsches Museum, is dedicated to mobility and all of its facets. Across the 12,000 square metres of this museum you can discover 250 themed exhibits including historical bicycles, unique cars, and impressive railway carriages. You'll find everything here, from carriages to motorbikes!

The permanent exhibition in the Verkehrszentrum is divided across three halls, each with a different focus: city transport, travel, and mobility & technology. There's a particularly special gem in the third hall: the Benz Patent Motor Car number 1 from 1886, which was the world's first car with a combustion engine.

Video: Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum

But it's not only the exhibits that are historic here – the museum's exhibition halls also have a story to tell. This railroad building was erected around the turn of the century, when it was considered to represent innovative engineering, and it was also used as the venue for the German Transport Exhibition right back in 1925. The Verkehrszentrum finally opened in 2003, since when this branch of the Deutsches Museum has been offering insights into the transportation of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Alongside the permanent exhibition, there are also changing special exhibitions. Fascinating presentations and podium discussions are held here every Thursday, planned in collaboration with various institutions of the Technical University of Munich. Guests can choose from a huge number of tours, and there are also separate programmes for older visitors and children. In the children's area, your little ones can build, paint, play and discover for themselves.
 
Opening times, entry prices and further information for your visit can be found here: deutsches-museum.de/verkehrszentrum

 

 

Text: München Tourismus; Photo: Deutsches Museum

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