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Deutsches Museum - Verkehrszentrum. Transport center



Am Bavariapark 5
80339 München


Gallery Hours

tägl. 9.00-17.00; an Vortragsabenden bleibt die Halle III bis 20.00 geöffnet
accessible with help

On the Theresienhöhe, overlooking the Oktoberfest grounds, the Deutsches Museum presents its unique collection of land vehicles in a venue replete with tradition: The trade fair halls, which date back to 1908, are now listed site bearing witness to Munich's architectural history, and are themselves well worth a visit. Alongside historic exhibits and new technologies, the design and themes of the exhibitions facilitate unaccustomed insights into the transport world of yesterday, today and tomorrow. Examination of the historic roots and culturally historic dimensions of transport sheds a new light on our mobility today. This supports the search for innovative approaches in finding solutions to transport problems now and in the immediate future, whilst increasing awareness of potential mistakes.
The three halls are dedicated to the themes of road traffic, travel an mobility. You'll find coaches, trains, motorcycles, luxurious saloon cars, the Puffing Billy steam engine and the world´s first internal combustion car! The exhibitions, with their impressive collections, are also the scene of a diverse programme of events.

The three historic halls, today the buildings that house the Verkehrszentrum, were designed in 1907 by Wilhelm Bertsch and officially opened as exhibition halls in 1908. The halls mark the beginning of Munich’s reputation as convention city, an ideal venue for trade fairs, and were therefore an important part of the social and economic history of the city. In addition, they are an impressive example of the innovative construction methods around 1900 as seen in the iron concrete structure of Hall III. The theme of transportation has a long tradition in exhibit halls. In 1925 the "German Transportation Exhibit" displayed the status of transportation for that time. Exhibitors from Germany and Austria presented the latest developments in transport at the 29,000 m² facility. A separate society was established to host the German Transportation Exhibition in 1953. In addition to two new exhibition halls and temporary structures, a convention center with 850 seats was built. As one of the few intact structures built in the 1950's, it is now a protected historic building.

Mobile Kinderwelten
29.10.2020 - 27.07.2021

Mobilität prägt unser Leben von Kindesbeinen an: Roller, Tretauto und Co. sind fester Teil der Kindheit und spiegeln zugleich die Welt der Erwachsenen. Waren die ersten Spielmobile noch handgefertigte Prestigeobjekte, so förderten industrielle Produktion und neue pädagogische Ansätze vor allem nach 1945 ihren flächendeckenden Einzug in die Kinderzimmer.

Angebote des Museumspädagogischen Zentrums (MPZ)
Familien- und Ferienaktionen, Geburtstage für Kinder und Jugendliche im Museum, Veröffentlichungen, Programme für Klassen aller Schularten und Jahrgangsstufen und Kindertagesstätten, Fortbildungen

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