Deutsche Bahn Foundation operates the DB Museum in Nuremberg and its branches in Koblenz and Halle (Saale), which are supported by volunteer employees in cooperation with the BSW&EWH Foundation Family (Stiftungsfamilie BSW&EWH).
The DB Museum was once again hit hard by the pandemic restrictions in 2021: as the duration of the closure was significantly longer than in the previous year, its visitor numbers declined more than 20%. However, the museum was able to compensate for this decline with success in other areas: for the first time, significant funds were successfully raised for investments at all the sites. New online services were developed, such as streamed live tours, speeches and workshops, and became a fixed element of the program. After the reopening of the sites in June/July 2021, new open air programs welcomed over 30,000 guests within just a few weeks. The first research exhibition in many years, “Design&Bahn,” was opened on September 30, 2021, and received a very positive response from the public and press.