The western hall of the Johanneum, the former royal stable, houses the exhibition on the history of road transport, divided into six periods and spread over two levels. In between, at five listening stations, you can learn more about some of the key years in the history of road transport and hear how people lived at the time from a family’s perspective.
The exhibition will take you on a journey through 200 years of transport history. In addition to vehicles driven by muscle power alone, from the end of the 19th century, street scenes started to be dominated by motorized ones. Motorcycles and above all automobiles transformed traffic on the roads. Follow the time line to discover more about how vehicles with and without engines influenced the lives of people in Germany before the Second World War and during the East German regime, and still do today.