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Verkehrsmuseum Dresden im JOHANNEUM

01067 Dresden, Germany (Sachsen)

Address Augustusstraße 1
Floor area 5 000 m² / 53 820 ft²  
Museum typ Exhibition
Transport in general
  • Street Vehicles
  • Model Railway
  • Motorcycles / Motorbikes
  • Model Cars
  • Model Ships
  • Bicycles
  • Trams
  • Air and Space (aviation, spaceflight etc.)
  • Telephone / Telex
  • Railway
  • Printing technology

Opening times
Dienstag bis Sonntag 10 – 18 Uhr, & Oster- und Pfingstmontag
geschlossen: Heilig Abend, 1. Weihnachtsfeiertag, Silvester und Neujahr
Vorführungen Modellbahnanlage: mittwochs 10.45 und 16.45 Uhr & samstags/sonntags 10:45, 13:45, 16:45 Uhr

Status from 10/2016
Erwachsene: € 9, Ermäßigte: € 4
Kinder-Familienkarte (max. 2 Erwachsene als Begleitung von mindestens 1 Kind und max. 4 Kindern bis 16 Jahre): 15,00 Euro

Tel.:+49-351-86 44-0  eMail:info  


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Location / Directions
N51.052350° E13.738890°N51°3.14100' E13°44.33340'N51°3'8.4600" E13°44'20.0040"

Das JOHANNEUM am Neumarkt ist mit den Straßenbahnlinien 1/2/4 (Postplatz), 3/7 (Pirnaischer Platz) bzw. 4/8/9 (Theaterplatz) erreichbar.


Text from Verkehrsmuseum Dresden im JOHANNEUM:

The history of the Dresden Transport Museum (Verkehrsmuseum Dresden)

With its 50-year-old history, the Dresden Transport Museum (VMD) is one of Dresden’s newer museums. Its inception in 1952 as one of the first cultural institutions in the former GDR after the Second World War was directly connected with the establishment of the Hochschule für Verkehrswesen (College of Transport).

The origin and tradition of the museum, however, can be dated to the year 1877, when the collectiton of the later Saxon Railway Museum began, which was housed in the Dresden-Neustadt railway station until the Second World War. Our museum, therefore, traces back to one of Germany’s oldest technical collections.

The holdings of the Saxon Railway Museum (only partly surviving after 1945) were taken over by the future VMD as its first exhibits. In the first years, the work concentrated on the collection, categorization and preparation of suitable exhibition material, including an expansion to all modes of transport. Before the reconstruction and development of the ruin of the Johanneum started in 1954, the new museum was first housed in a shed at the Dresden-Neustadt goods station.

During the 750th anniversary of Dresden in 1956, the first completed construction section on the ground floor housed the first exhibition on '120 years of Saxon Transport history'. After further special exhibitions, the part of the museum that was housing the permanent Railway exhibition, could be opened to the public in 1958. Since the inauguration of the Aviation/Aeronautics exhibition (1970/72), all exhibition areas (railway, cars and bicycles, local public transport, shipping, and air traffic) have been presented at the museum.

Permanent exhibitions
Local Public Transport
Railway Vehicle
Road Traffic
Air Traffic
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