Museums of technology history
If you would like to learn a lot about industrial culture in Chemnitz, you've come to the right place. We would like to introduce you to the most important museums of technology history.
Museum of Saxon Vehicles
In the "Stern-Garagen", one of the oldest high-rise garages, you will find about 200 exhibits from more than 70 manufacturers of Saxon vehicles. Discover the more than 100 years of history of vehicle construction in Saxony.
Zwickauer Straße 77, 09112 Chemnitz
Distance to hotel approx. 2 km
Closed on Mondays, except holidays
Tuesday to Sunday/public holiday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saxon Railway Museum
Explore one of Germany's largest marshalling yards, built between 1897 and 1900 in Chemnitz. The Saxon Railway Museum is located in the former depot for freight locomotives. For all railway fans, the visit is a MUST during your stay in Chemnitz.
An der Dresdner Bahnlinie 130 C, 09131 Chemnitz
Distance to hotel approx. 5.5 km
April to October Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
And on all public holidays in Saxony
Saxon Industrial Museum
Here you will find a large collection from the industrial history of the region. The former workshop of mechanical engineering houses exhibits from aircraft construction, railways and the textile industry.
Zwickauer Straße 119, 09112 Chemnitz
Distance to hotel approx. 2.5 km
Tuesday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday, public holiday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed on Monday and 24,25,31 December + 1 January
Chemnitz Tram Museum
In addition to the Railway Museum, Chemnitz also has a tram museum, which is located in the oldest depot of the Chemnitz tram. Here you can learn everything about the history and technology of the trams and you can also visit historic carriages.
Zwickauer Straße 164,09116 Chemnitz
Distance to hotel approx. 3.9 km
Opening hours May to September
Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Opening hours October to April
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Technical Museum Rope Drainage System
In the technical museum of the rope run-off system you can see how freight trains can be dismantled without a locomotive. You can view the disassembly either close up from the track or from the control room.
Frankenberger Strasse 172,09131 Chemnitz
Distance to hotel approx. 5 km
April to August and October every first Saturday of the month from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.