Dresden Transport Museum

The Transport Museum at Neumarkt offers a fascinating journey through the history of transportation. Locomotives, classic automobiles, bicycles, motorcycles, airplanes, and ships illustrate how modern means of transport have influenced the world and daily life over the past 200 years. Visitors can participate interactively: they can ride a penny-farthing bicycle, climb into the cab of a steam locomotive, experiment with flying, and much more. Children have the opportunity to solve puzzles and play at special stations. On the Bobbycar course, they learn traffic rules and signs in a playful way.


Augustusstrasse 1
01067 Dresden

Opening hours

Tuesday to Sunday 10 am to 6 pm
7.10.2024 / 14.10.2024 / 30.12.2024 10 am to 6 pm

Closed on Mondays (except Easter Monday and Pentecost Monday) as well as December 24th/25th/31st and January 1st.


  • audio guide app
  • guided tours
  • shop
  • operation of the model railway system in gauge 0 (Tuesday to Friday 11 am and 4 pm, Saturday/Sunday 11 am/2 pm/4 pm)
  • disabled access in all areas of the museum
  • accessible restroom

Special exhibition: PIRATES!

Curse and terror of the high seas? Discover the true history of pirates.

From March 21, 2024, to January 5, 2025, the Transport Museum Dresden invites you to the exciting special exhibition “PIRATES!” This exhibition takes visitors into the world of pirates and examines what is really behind the legends and stories from films and books.

The exhibition offers a comprehensive look at piracy over the centuries and shows that pirates were active not only in the Atlantic but also in other seas such as the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean. Visitors will learn that pirates have always made sea routes unsafe whenever there was no protective power.

Highlights and activities

The exhibition features authentic exhibits and detailed models that bring the life and activities of pirates to life. Stories of famous pirate figures like Blackbeard are vividly portrayed. Visitors can design their own pirate flag, track a merchant ship in an interactive game, and participate in a treasure hunt where tricky puzzles must be solved. A varied supporting program with guided tours and special events such as “Talk like a Pirate Day” and offers for children during the holidays complement the exhibition.

Visitor information

Special exhibition: PIRATES!
Location: Transport Museum Dresden
Duration: 21 March 2024 to 5 January 2025
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm