The "Modelleisenbahn Hamburg e. V." presents you in the Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte on the 2.floor




"Aboarding please..."

The "Modellisenbahn Hamburg e.V." operates in the Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte ("Museum of Hamburg History") a model for more than 70 years of the station "Hamburg-Harburg" with its access and including the pier and the pier lane and the Hamburger Hauptgüterbahnhof, which is now in the model no longer exist. In the attachment the steam locomotive has regained its once dominant position not yet sold, but also diesel locomotives and electric locomotives present to you

a century of railway history in Hamburg on a traffic-historical model.

The model railway layout is in operation again

The model railway layout in the Museum Für Hamburgische Geschichte is in operation again.
The demonstration operation is now continuous and without description by the demonstrators.

However, there are minor restrictions:
    • Access is only possible via the central staircase and the Bürgerstuben (one-way street).
    • Only 20 people are allowed in the demonstration room at a time.<
    • As soon as regulations permit, we will resume our Sunday activities.
  • Coronavirus: Restricted operation in cultural institutions

    The Foundation's houses will resume public operation from 7 May 2020. Events and guided tours will not take place until further notice. Further information can be found at this site [in german].

    As soon as the Corona situation allows it, we will organize participatory actions again:

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    Participatory action

    As a signaller, let trains depart on the model railway layout
    on the 2nd floor of the Museum of Hamburg History

    • The introduction starts at 14:30 and 15:30.
      The presentations starts at 15:00 and 16:00. The presentations lasts approx 30 miniutes.
    • Costs: included in the museum entrance fee.
    • without registration (For space reasons limited to 10 persons per presentation)

  • The association "Modelleisenbahn Hamburge.V." offers the cooperation as signaller.
    The support of the dispatchers as signaller provides exciting insights into model railway control, the operation and handling of a railway operation in Hamburg. After an introduction to the operation, you can take part in a Track control consoles handle the trains on the model railway layout which has existed for 70 years and send them to the appropriate destinations. Elaborate models, large-scale Staging of the railway station facilities from Hamburg-Harburg station as well as an bundance of historical objects, picture and text documents allow 100 years of railway history to be presented.

    Our association has released a DVD with 42:30 minutes runtime with recordings from operating on the hump, by train from the perspective of the driver and the building up to the current operation of the model. The DVD can be received by remitting € 11, - to MEHEV, IBAN DE67 2019 0003 0044 1400 02 stating the delivery address, or € 9, - be purchased directly at the model railway.

    A small presentation of the modelrailway:

    You find us in the Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte on the 2nd Floor
    at Holstenwall 24, D-20355 Hamburg,
    it would be best to go by public transport.

    U-Bahn (underground railway):
    Line  U3  to station St.Pauli

    Line 112 to bus stop Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte
    Line 17 , 36 and 37 to bus stop St.Pauli

    S-Bahn (suburban railway):
    Line  S1  /  S2  /  S3  to station Landungsbrücken
    + approx. 10 min walk

    Parking places for handicapped visitors are directly at the museum, more parking places are at Holstenwall and at Glasischausse
    (possible with parking charge).

    From Hamburg and surround (phone +49 40 19449, Hamburg transport association) Mit dem HVV zu uns
    From other places (german railway) [www.bahn.de Anreisebutton]

    Regular opening hours of the Museums für Hamburgische Geschichte (new since 2018):
    Monday 10 am to 5 pm
    Tuesday - closed -
    Wednesday to Friday 10 am to 5 pm
    Saturday, Sunday und legal holiday 10 am to 6 pm

    Regular presentation of the modelrailway:

    During the "corona time" the demonstration operation takes place continuously. There are no fixed demonstration times.
    The trains pass through the demonstrators without description.
    There is no obligation to wear a mask, but a distance of at least 1.50 m and a maximum of 20 people in the demonstration room.

    Please catch up on admission charge and further information about the opening hours on the webpages of the Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte.

    Visitor of the "Miniaturwunderland" will get a reduction on the same and the following day. From the "Miniaturwunderland" you can go to the station Baumwall take the U-Bahn "U3" with direction Landungsbrücken - Schlump - Barmbek to station St.Pauli.