Historic Museum of the City Subway and Train
Another rainy day during early spring, we are looking for a slightly different option to traditional ones to spend an afternoon in the city. At the same time knowing a little more about the city, Stuttgart is very well recognized worldwide for its quiet and family lifestyle, without a doubt one of the best places to live in Germany due to many factors, one of them is its efficient public transport system, which allows its citizens and visitors to transport from anywhere quickly and comfortably. The train system is very well distributed among all its sectors, and the bet for the project Stuttgart 21 will come to put the cherry on the cake, but we will talk about that topic on another occasion.
We find among the alternative or non-traditional activities, the visit to the Urban Train museum, Strassenbahn Museum, this is located a few blocks from the Mercedes-Benz museum and Porsche Arena, in front of the Neckar park site where different festivals are held including the Wassen and the Fruhlingfest on the banks of the Neckar river, the closest stop located two blocks from it on Mercedes Benz Strasse.
The exhibition documents the history of the trenvias of Stuttgart and the different companies that once formed the road networks of the city and neighboring towns, also a little about historical vehicles dating from 1868 to 1986, as well as different objects for the operators and the development of the technology used since its inception, the exhibition was mounted in the year 1987 in an old warehouse located in Bad Cannstatt, currently besides the museum they still store classic specimens that are used on certain dates or for special activities.
The exhibition is very interesting, a series of cars preserved in very good condition are illustrating the mechanical and technological development chronologically, the visitor has access to climb and know from inside some of the wagons, in addition to an endless number of photographs and audiovisual material that transports visitors to different times, there are also showcases with historic objects from the beginning and miniature copies of the different models of trains that have existed.
The entrance fee is 5 Euros per adult person, and it is open three times a week, the tour can be done in about an hour, or more if you are interested in reading all the exposed material. It is undoubtedly an exhibition that is worth visiting in those days where the weather is not the most appropriate to be outdoors.
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