The Transport Museum

About the Transport Museum

The Frankfurt am Main Transport Museum is located in the Schwanheim at the “Rheinlandstraße” terminus of tram line 12. The permanent exhibition “From horse-drawn trams to modern times” offers a comprehensive insight into the 150-year history of Frankfurt’s local transport system and brings history back to life with its lovingly restored exhibits. On a tour of almost 4,000 square metres through the two museum halls and the outdoor area, visitors are invited to discover, remember and experience.

The Frankfurt Transport Museum was opened on 8 May 1984 by the then Stadtwerke Frankfurt am Main, the predecessor company of today’s Verkehrsgesellschaft Frankfurt (VGF). Since 16 April 2006, the museum has been run on a voluntary basis by the “Historische Straßenbahn der Stadt Frankfurt am Main e.V. (HSF)” association. Since then, the members of the association have been organising regular events and expert guided tours, as well as bringing the exhibition to life on Sundays and public holidays.
The now traditional events include the Easter Bunny Express, the Father Christmas Express, the Summer Festival and the Frankfurt Transport History Day, which is organised together with the other Frankfurt railway associations. in addition to the events in the museum, numerous special trips are also organised by HSF and VGF on various occasions, such as the Night of the Museums and every two years for the Luminale.

Light rail exhibition at Kirchplatz

The Frankfurt Transport Museum also has a light-rail exhibition in the Kirchplatz underground station in the Bockenheim. However, this can only be opened to the public on an irregular basis. It was opened for the first time at its new location on 4 and 5 October 2008 on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Frankfurt underground. We will inform you about the next opening days of the light rail exhibition under News. The reopening after reconstruction and complete overhaul is scheduled for October 2022.