DB Museum sets 2019 new exhibition formats in the open air.(DB Museum)

2018 again increase in visitors • 2019 show about strange freight on the outdoor • Trips with the Eagle-train and the TEA planned for the summer • Summer festivals Highlights in the program calendar 
(Nuremberg / Berlin, February 5th 2019)
  
DB Museum Images: TEE Express, DB Museum Halle, and DB Museum Nuremberg. (Photo credits: DB Museum/Stefan Wildhirt/Mike Beims)
 
A varied social program to the special “top secret track” and “beer, train and bananas,” the latest listings for school classes and families and the traditional summer festivals at the sites in Koblenz and Halle (Saale) – the team of the DB Museum has undertaken regained some for of 2019. 

Museum Director Dr. Oliver Götze presented the annual program in Nuremberg. Peak in the first half of the exhibition “Beer, train and bananas”. On April 11, the show will be opened in the open. The most unusual freight transport exhibition shows in a humorous way, what strange variety was promoted to goods in recent decades by rail – from circus elephants to sea fishing, from lime to the brandy. 

Dr. Oliver Götze: “The freight is often in the shadow of passenger transport. However, no other transport area offered similar curious custom solutions, understandings and innovations. With our special we want to continue our series of vehicle exhibitions in the open air and tell the exciting stories of freight transport. ” 
Retrospective 2018: Renewed increase in visitors 
At the annual press conference Idol also took stock of the past year. A total of 218,474 visitors came in 2018 in their locations Nuremberg, Koblenz and Halle (Saale) (previous year: 214,300, + 1.9%). A slight variation there was in the main house Nuremberg. With 161,660 guests (2017: 165,798) were counted 2.5% fewer visitors. 

In contrast, the two display depots of DB recorded significant increase in visitors Museum: In Koblenz there were approximately 42,034 guests more than ever before (2017: 38,000; + 10%); (: 10 600 2017) to Halle (Saale) 14 780 guests, almost 40% more than last year came the first time. 

Were particularly popular in Nuremberg the “Blue Night” in May with around 6,000 guests and the “Eagle Birthday” in December with around 1,500 visitors to each a single day. 
 
Highlights of the museum program in 2019: 
Accompanying program to special exhibitions in Nuremberg 

Opened in December temporary exhibition “top secret track” in the first half of the year offers a colorful supporting program: 

– Exciting spectacle guides give insights into dark secrets of railway history (at 01.02, 29.03 and 31.05…) 

– In Illustration Workshops adults and children of illustrator exhibition Sonja Gagel to the art of drawing to learn (at 02.05 and 06.04..). 

– Lectures bring all sorts of curious to light (20.2 and 27.3.). 

In keeping with the outdoor exhibition “Beer, train and bananas” organized by the National Railway Museum for Father’s Day beer festival for the whole family – with live music, restaurants and many attractions. 

 
A new mascot for the DB Museum: Opa Adler 
From summer 2019 the DB Museum gets permanent visit! 
“Grandpa Eagle”, a new character from the world of “The Little ICE and Friends”, is the star of a new exhibition unit and displays the most recent visitors many facets and vehicles of the railway. 
 
Travel by train and the Adler-TransEuropExpress (TEE) 
For the summer 2019 two special highlights are planned: The Eagle train gets back on track from Nuremberg to Fuerth. An experience like 1835 – in an open carriage, fanned by the soot of the steam locomotive. 

In addition, the DB Museum offers summer trips in the legendary Trans Europe Express (TEE) to this year from Nuremberg to Regensburg. For there can be better than to enjoy the passing scenery in the club car with a glass of champagne TEA? 

Summer festivals Koblenz and Halle (Saale) 
Traditionally it is also this summer foot museum festivals at sites Koblenz (22./23.06.) And Halle (Saale) (24./25.08.) Give. Domestic vehicles as well as guest locomotives are presented in a big parade or on the museum hub. In addition, a varied program is offered; Lok-Driving alongside on Tours to specific program items for children and families. 
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