The railway was a fundamental driving force for the industrialization process – it transported people and goods faster, cheaper and in greater numbers than any other means of transport. Remote places that were suddenly within reach; city and countryside moved closer to each other. Even the standardised time zone within Germany is a result of the railway. Until 1893, different times were kept in different areas. In order to set fixed timetables and guarantee reliable rail transport, standardisation was required.
The railway stations during this period were gateways to the world. You get a precise sense of that at the TECHNOSEUM: as soon as visitors enter the architecture of a station´s waiting hall, they feel the travel mood. And if you like, you can even take a trip out into the park with the Museum’s locomotive.