Deutsches Museum
Traffic Exhibition

Almost everyone has heard about the Deutsches Museum in Munich, but few people know that it has two outside locations. One is the Verkehrszentrum (Traffic Exhibition), the other one the Flugwerft Schleissheim (airfield with old airplanes).

Traffic Museum in Munich

This museum (as the name implies) is all about transport. It's our go-to museum on rainy days for several reasons:

  1. Our son loves to go there
  2. A huge area outside with the cute snail below
  3. A great restaurant and beer garden just opposite the museum
  4. Located next to the big park at Theresienhöhe
  5. Easily accessible via underground

Big Snail - Mobility doesn't have to be fast
The main focus is the history of transportation from the beginnings of the cars and trains up into the present. But there are some glimpses into the near future of electromobility as well.

Hall One: Urban Transport

The Verkehrszentrum consists of three huge halls. The first hall is dedicated to urban transport and more than 140 exhibits demonstrate the development of traffic in metropolitan (with focus on Munich) in the last 100+ years.

During our first visits we never made it further than the first hall. The walk-in train waggons were too interesting for our son. But there are also attractions for older kids. Educational movies, a truck where kids can walk-in and be the driver, a real helicopter hanging from the roof and even a traffic light, that turns green on demand.


Hall Two: Travel

I think on our third visit to the Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum we finally managed to visit the Hall Two :-)

Here the focus is on long distance travel in the 19th and 20th century. A vast collection of carriages, cars, bikes and trains show you how people in the last two centuries travelled from place to place.

Old Daimler car
This exhibition is quite impressive. There are small models and real-sized big exhibits. You can even admire the new ICE (Inter City Express) Train, that is the fastest train in Germany today and can speed up to 300km/h (186 mph)

Another highlight are of course the first ever cars that were manufactured by Mercedes Benz.

Hall Three: Mobility and Technology

Mobility is one of the main concerns in today's world. The Hall Three in the Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum explores different aspects of mobility, such as speed, pleasure, comfort, sustainability.

The entrance to the third hall is only possible in the second floor, because it's located in a different building.

Entrance to hall three

Here you get a glimpse into the future as well with modern concepts. There's even a Formula One model and lots of educational movies about electro mobility.

At the very end of Hall Three (in my opinion too far away from the main entrance), there's a children's section for toddlers and preschoolers. They can build with huge building blocks or play with a wooden railway.

But before you get there, the museum offers an even greater attraction for kids and teenagers: the huge slide from the second floor downwards.

Opening Hours

Daily 9.00 - 17.00
Closing Days: 1.1., Shrove Tuesday, Good Friday, 1.5., 1.11., 24.12., 25.12. and 31.12.


Am Bavariapark 5
Exit "Schwanthalerhöhe" underground line U4 or U5.

Entrance Fee

Adults 6 Euro
Children 6-16 3 Euro
Family Ticket 12 Euro
Combination Ticket Deutsches Museum, Verkehrszentrum and Flugwerft Schleissheim 15 Euro

For more information visit: Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum

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