175 Years of railway in Nördlingen / 55 Years Bavarian Railway Museum double anniversary under patronage of the Bavarian State Minister for Housing, Construction and Transport, Mr. Mdl Christian Bernreiter

Within the motto "175 Years of railway in Nördlingen and 55 years Bavarian Railway Museum" the 3rd Railway Festival in Nördlingen will take place from May 4th to May 12th, 2024. Especailly from May 9th to May 12th the locomotive depot in Nördlingen will once again come to life as the venue for historic locomotives. In anticipation, on May 4th, there will be a Boogie-Woogie concert with Axel and Torsten Zwingenberger in the ambiance of the historic locomotive shed, and on May 7th and 8th, a photo train event themed "Spring steam during the federal railroad era" awaits us.

Exhibition and operation - a unique combination

In the surroundings of the historical facilities of the Nördlingen locomotive depot, where for the first time the newly designed and expanded exhibition space behind the pedestrian bridge invites visitors to a tour, the exhibits are presented in changing arrangements, and the operational locomotives are demonstrated in service. Observe the staff as they shunt the exhibits and prepare the special trains. Get up close to the locomotive crews as they oversee the pre- and post-operation of the steam locomotives and experience how the water and coal supplies are replenished with cranes. The locomotives entering and leaving the depot as well as the trains arriving and departing at the nearby station evoke the atmosphere of bygone times.

As a special experience, we offer, for an additional fee, the opportunity to obtain an honorary locomotive driver's license (minimum age 18 years): You will learn the basics of operating a steam locomotive in a personal instruction and then drive independently within the premises under expert guidance.

During one of the periodically scheduled guided tours, a knowledgeable member will provide you with interesting details about the facilities and vehicles of the association.

In addition to the numerous attractions on the museum grounds, we also offer you the opportunity to ride on our historic steam trains, which shuttle between Nördlingen and Donauwörth, as well as Nördlingen and Wassertrüdingen at the times listed below.

Nördlingen - Donauwörth

Departure and arrival

Nördlingen Bahnhof ab 09:40 Uhr ab 13:39 Uhr

ab 15:39 Uhr
Harburg ab 09:57 Uhr an 13:56 Uhr ab 15:56 Uhr
Donauwörthan 10:09 Uhran 16:08 Uhr
Donauwörthab 10:35 Uhrab 16:35 Uhr
Harburgab 10:55 Uhrab 14:50 Uhrab 16:55 Uhr
Nördlingen Bahnhofan 11:12 Uhran 15:07 Uhran 17:12 Uhr

The trains operate on May 9th, 11th and 12th, 2024.

Additionally, the midday shuttle service between Nördlingen and Harburg will also run on May 10th, 2024.

Nördlingen - Wassertrüdingen

Departure and arrival

Nördlingen Bahnhof ab 10:40 Uhr ab 13:40 Uhr ab 15:50 Uhr
Oettingen ab 11:00 Uhr ab 14:00 Uhr ab 16:10 Uhr
Wassertrüdingenan 11:18 Uhran 14:18 Uhrab 16:28 Uhr
Wassertrüdingenab 11:50 Uhrab 14:50 Uhrab 17:00 Uhr
Oettingenab 12:10 Uhrab 15:10 Uhrab 17:20 Uhr
Nördlingen Bahnhofan 12:30 Uhran 15:30 Uhran 17:40 Uhr

The trains operate on May 9th, 11th and 12th, 2024.

A ride on the historic steam train

Experience the fascination of the railway - for us, it's not just about watching! Instead, we aim to convey what travel was like in the past. That's why we're offering shuttle rides on historic steam trains between Nördlingen and Donauwörth, as well as Nördlingen and Wassertrüdingen.

Fares for the routes operated by the museum

A zone tariff is applicable. The required fare for the journey is determined by adding the zone prices from the table provided. Tickets are sold on board by the train attendants. Tickets from Deutsche Bahn (including Bayern-Ticket, Schönes-Wochenende-Ticket, etc.) are not valid on trains operated by the Bavarian Railway Museum. Bicycles are carried free of charge. As the historic carriages are not wheelchair accessible, we kindly ask for prior notification. Groups of 20 or more people receive discounts upon prior reservation (at least two days before the journey). Our General Terms and Conditions of Carriage apply (www.bayernbahn.de).

Dining in a unique ambiance

To complement the experience, we offer regional cuisine and beverages in the locomotive shed. In collaboration with Fürst Wallerstein Brewery and Hülsenbeck Butcher's Shop from Nördlingen, we offer various delicious treats, providing a complete day experience for the whole family.

Admission prices and arrival

The admission fee is €15 for adults and €7 for children (5-14 years old). We recommend arriving comfortably by historic special train (listed below) or regional train. However, if you choose to use a car, we kindly ask you to park in the parking garage at the station or at the parking lot at Deininger-Tor.

You can obtain admission bands at the museum ticket counter, as well as when booking a guest special train through your travel agent.

"Boogie Woogie in the Locomotive Shed" - with Axel and Torsten Zwingenberger on May 4th, 2024

The event week "55 Years of the Bavarian Railway Museum e.V. / 175 Years of the Railway Museum in Nördlingen" begins with a special concert.

Please note, there is only a very limited number of tickets available!

To book, click here!

Arrival by historic train

We are particularly delighted about the numerous guest special trains from our partner associations that have registered for our festival. This creates the opportunity to travel directly to the Nördlingen Railway Festival in style, without changing trains, from many parts of Germany.

The following detailed information about the guest special trains has been provided to us by the organizers; further information will follow shortly.

May 9th

Special train from Munich

Vehicles: Expected to be 01 066, 01 180, or 18 478 steam locomotives and a historic electric locomotive with Federal Railroad carriages from the Bavarian Railway Museum e.V.

Father's Day special train from Munich Hbf via Augsburg Hbf and Donauwörth to the Steam Locomotive Festival in Nördlingen. A steam locomotive will be used for the outbound journey, and a historic electric locomotive will be used for the return journey in the evening.

The admission to the Steam Locomotive Festival is included in the ticket price.

Ticket prices: Dates provided by the Bavarian Railway Museum

Book here

May 9th

Special train from Tübingen "Nördlinger Ries"

Vehicles: Steam locomotive 52 7596 and the historic carriages of EFZ

Organizer: Eisenbahnfreunde Zollernbahn EFZ

Route: Tübingen Hbf, Reutlingen Hbf, Plochingen, Esslingen (Neckar), Aalen, Nördlingen

Info: Eisenbahnfreunde Zollernbahn

Booking: Visit the booking form of Eisenbahnfreunde Zollernbahn

May 9th

Special train from Würzburg "Classic Express" with 23 058 from Würzburg to Nördlingen

Vehicles: 23 058 operated by Eurovapor

Organizer: Eisenbahn-Nostalgiefahrten-Bebra e.V.

Route: Würzburg, Ochsenfurth, Uffenheim, Steinach (near Rotenbrg o.d.T.), Treuchtlingen, Donauwörth, Nördlingen

Information and Booking: Eisenbahn-Nostalgiefahrten-Bebra e.V.

May 11th

Special train from Stuttgart "Red Speedster" to Nördlingen

Vehicles: VT 98 "Red Speedster"

Organizer: Eisenbahn-Nostalgie Roter Flitzer

Route: Bietigheim-Bissingen, Ludwigsburg, Kornwestheim, Stuttgart Hbf, Waiblingen, Schorndorf, Nördlingen

Information and Booking: Eisenbahn-Nostalgie Roter Flitzer

May 11th

Special train from Fürth/Nuremberg "175 Years of Ludwig-South-North Railway"

Vehicles: Steam locomotive 52 8195-1

Organizer: Fränkische Museums-Eisenbahn e.V. Nürnberg

Route: Fürth, Nuremberg, Schwabach, Roth, Pleinfeld, Nördlingen

Information and Booking: Fränkische Museums-Eisenbahn e.V.

May 11th

Special train from Munich and Augsburg to the Steam Locomotive Festival in Nördlinger Ries

Vehicles: Expected to be a steam locomotive

Organizer: Bayerischer Localbahn Verein e.V.

Route: Munich, Augsburg, Donauwörth, Nördlingen

Information and Booking: Bayerischer Localbahn Verein e.V.

May 12th

Special train from Stuttgart Hbf "Where the Locomotives Lure - Railway Festival in Nördlingen"

Vehicles: Steam locomotive 64 419, a historic diesel locomotive, and carriages

The train will be hauled by a historic diesel locomotive from Stuttgart. Steam locomotive 64 419 will take over at Schorndorf.

Boarding stops: Stuttgart Hbf, Bad Cannstatt, Waiblingen, Endersbach, Schorndorf, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Aalen

Organizer: DBK Historische Bahn e.V.

Information and Booking: DBK Historische Bahn e.V.

Phone: 07951 9679997

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