The origins of today’s public transport were horse-drawn carriages, which represented regular regular passenger services on certain routes for the first time. In city areas, horse-drawn buses were implemented later, before horse tramways and then the electric trams came up.
In Nuremberg, around Christmas, the experience of the journey of the former horse carriages are brought back to life: The Museum of Communication (Museum der Kommunikation) offers regular 15-minute round trip from 29 November to 23 December 2019 – daily between 1 pm and 7 pm and on 24 December 2019 from 11 am to 2 pm. Departure is at Waaggasse opposite the Hotel Saxx. The round trip is via Augustinerstraße, Karlstraße, Weinmarkt, Weißgerbergasse, Maxplatz and Weintraubengasse back to the starting point.
Two stagecoaches from the museum’s collection are used. Both are replica built in 1939 and 1950, closely resembling historical models. The fare of 4.00 euros for adults and 2.50 euros for children certainly is an incentive to get on board!