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Straßenbahnfreunde Chemnitz e.V.
Zwickauer Straße 164
09116 Chemnitz

Tel.: +49-3714006060
Fax: +49-3714006059



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Das Museum ist geöffnet

23.05.2024 - 25.05.2024

Bus-Museumstag im Straßenbahnmuseum




Experience the history of public transport in Chemnitz ...

The Chemnitz Tramway Museum is housed in a two-span tramcar garage built in 1908, which is located in the city's oldest tramway depot. During your visit to the museum, you will find out, among many other interesting things, why the Chemnitz horse tramway was designed and built by an Englishman or how the gauge was widened to 925 mm (3 ft 13⁄32 in). The tramway museum is a living museum documenting the multifaceted tramway and transport history of Chemnitz, a tradition-steeped industrial center in Saxony. Would you like to know how a tramway controller is operated or how a ticket box works? At our exposition, you will find it out and can even try it yourself. We recommend you to combine the visit to our museum with a visit to the nearby Chemnitz Museum of Industry. In case of good weather, just enjoy a short trip on the tramway railcar built in 1919 that runs on our narrow gauge line. Moreover, three historic trams built between 1956 and 1968 can take you on a guided tour on the standard gauge tramway system in Chemnitz You can even rent them for your private party or business event.


Museum location Tram Museum Chemnitz


Our museum is located west of the city centre in Chemnitz-Kappel, close to the Industrial Museum.

Access by train and public transport

The tram museum can be easily reached from Chemnitz city centre by light rail line 1 in the direction of Schönau to the stop "Am Feldschlösschen"

How to get there by car

From the A4 to the A72 exit 15-Chemnitz-Süd on Neefestraße/B173 direction Oberlungwitz until exit towards Stollberg/Limbach-O./Rabenstein on the Jagdschänkenstraße and on the right on the Zwickauer Straße to the museum on the left.

From the city centre Chemnitz in the direction of the A72 along the Zwickauer Straße (stop on the right) to the museum.

Opening times:

Museum 6. April – 26. Oktober
Thursday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Admission prices:

Adults                                4,00 EUR

Children (6 – 17 years)       free

Group tours with a ride on the historic railcar 169 on the museum route are possible on pre-order.