You may have ridden in a train before but have you been to the Transportation Museum in Nuremberg? Firstly I am going to tell you about a fancy train, the communications exhibit, then finally a children’s play area! Let’s get going! ALL ABOARD!
Trains, trains, and more trains. We saw a lot of interesting trains because the museum in Nuremberg was mostly about trains but I am only going to talk about one special specific train. So keep reading! The first thing we saw in the train museum was a very spectacular, amazing, and breathtaking train that looked very comfortable. It was blue with gold outlining and the inside looked like a palace. The king, who made it and who also built the beautiful Neuschwanstein castle, was called King Ludwig I. Unfortunately King Ludwig I spent more time zealously building his palaces than ruling his empire. One of his “palaces” included this elaborate train. There were two coaches. One coach was for the King. Talk about luxurious! The little coach, which had metal seats, was for the maids and butlers. I think they would have thought, “Well, this is not comfy!”
The train museum was really fun but did you know it was also a communication museum? In the four rooms about communication, you could code and decode a message, then send messages in a tube. Remember when I said, “you can code and decode messages”? Well, here is how you can make a secret, sneaky, and indecipherable coded message. You take two circles the ABC’s written on them both. You tape them together so that it looks like this:
Next, you write your message using the second line. So Siena would be “aqnvi”. You need to make sure the other person knows the code first though! You might not believe that you could send messages in a tube but you can and I did! With an ink pen, (the old ink pens which you dipped into the ink! They are very hard to write with ) you write a message, put it in a capsule and, with air pressure, it zooms off to another tube in the room.
I told you about the fancy train and the communications exhibit. Finally, I am going to tell you about the room with the children’s train and the rest of the children room. The activities were very amusing with all the different tasks you could do. The children’s train was also in the children’s room. The train ran every half hour because the people that operate it cannot operate it all day. They have other things to do. The train is so fun. You sit on it and it goes all around the room. However, you can not sit inside the train because it is too small. In the children’s room, you can also dress up like a conductor. There are mini scooters that you can ride on that look like trains. We had lots of fun scooting around the room. In the corner, there was a Thomas the Train play area with toys and playmobile. There was also a tiny, puny, and compact little model train that went around a mini mountain. The children’s area was fun and a great place to learn about trains.
I hoped you enjoyed my blog post about the fancy train, the communications exhibit, and the children’s play area. Oh no! I am going to miss my two o’clock train to Florida Disneyland! Got to go!!!