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Tying the knot in the kings' waiting room

Starting in February 2020, couples in Nuremberg can get married in a very special place: The DB museum is turning its historic waiting room into a part-time registry office.

In the second half of the 19th century, Nuremberg's central station featured a "waiting area fit for the highest lords of the land". In 1860, King Maximilian II of Bavaria had ordered that a special waiting room be installed for emperors, kings and nobles. It remained in service until 1906. At that point, the remodelled station was opened, and the waiting room, also known as the king's room, was moved to its new home at the Nuremberg Transport Museum in 1925.

Now, for the first time, this historic hall will be made available for weddings on five Saturdays next year. There will be 8 appointments per day, each accommodating up to 35 guests and lasting for 30 minutes. Reservations can be made at the cash desk in Nuremberg Town Hall.

For more information and the exact dates for marriage ceremonies amid this neo-Gothic splendour, see www.dbmuseum.de/heiraten. For those not ready to tie the knot just yet, appointments in the historic waiting room are also planned for 2021.