Event and photo location

Event and photo location

Do you want to organise a conference, a company or family party in a unique ambiance? Meet or celebrate amidst the tons of old steam horses and experience the charm of technology from days gone by.


In our Ringlokschuppen we offer seating for up to 200 people. From the beer tent set to the restaurant seating, from the bratwurst grill to the gala menu, you will find a variety of possibilities in our premises. We also have a suitable offer for small groups of up to 30 people! The outdoor area around the engine shed and the turntable is ideal for smaller open-air events. Party tents can be erected for this purpose or the open wagon repair hall can be used. The shed and outdoor lighting provides good basic illumination. Additional ambient lighting brings atmospheric lighting effects for that special flair, especially at a later hour.


We will be happy to assist you with the planning and provide you with contacts to suitable caterers. In order to get to know the local conditions, we recommend arranging an on-site appointment with your caterer before the celebration.

We bring variety into your event!

Combine your event with our facilities and offer your guests a varied programme of demonstrations, guided tours of our collections or a driver’s cab ride on our steam or diesel locomotives.

By train to the celebration

We are also happy to offer you and your guests a ride on our historic museum train, for example from Darmstadt’s main train station directly to the museum.

Have we aroused your interest? We will be happy to advise you and create a tailor-made offer.

Special trip

As a “living museum” we regularly offer special trips with our operational vehicles on the DB AG network. Would you like to enjoy such an experience exclusively with your group of guests? No problem! We will take you with our steam train to (almost) any destination to which rails lead.

Thanks to our buffet car, the train can also be catered (externally or by us) if desired. For more information, please contact us by e-mail:

Photo location

No matter whether you are dedicated to “Urban Exploration” or the photo session with models. With us you will always find the right motif. The different areas between vintage, working worlds of the past up to lost places form a great backdrop for your photos. You will find locomotives from all decades as well as historic passenger coaches in which people travelled on plush-covered 1st class seats as well as in wooden class.

Extraordinary photo motifs

Are you amateur photographer(s) looking for unusual photo motifs? You are welcome to get to know the museum creatively as part of a special guided tour (also outside regular opening hours). For professional photo shoots with a model or wedding couple, we will also provide you with a member of staff who will instruct you and show you the best spots.

Experience the Railway Museum at "Blue Hour"

Our special highlight for all photo enthusiasts is the “Blue Hour”, an event where the grounds of the Railway Museum are cordoned off exclusively for photographers to take impressive shots of our various vehicles and experience the museum in a special atmosphere. Around the locomotive shed, the various vehicles will be appropriately illuminated and presented. In addition, glowing studs are forged in the historic forge, which provides unique motifs in the darkness.

The “Blue Hour” usually takes place on the eve of the Steam Locomotive Festival in September, please refer to our calendar of events.

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