In just a few days, the "Historische Lokschuppen Wittenberge" opens its shed doors to welcome visitors once again. On Saturday, April 6, 2019, the winter break is over. From then, the museum, located on the land formerly occupied by the Wittenberge running shed (Bw) until October 19, 2019 is open every Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm (last admission at 4 pm) for all rail enthusiasts, large and small alike. Die highlights of this year's season are the steaming days on May 4 and 5, July 6 and 7 and on October 12 and 13, when the impressive steel giants awaken from their slumbers. In addition, the "Historische Lokschuppen Wittenberge" is also open on Heritage Open Day, September 8, 2019.
Wittenberge depot, with over 1,000 staff and up to 150 locomotives allocated to it, was once one of the ten largest operations depots on the German State Railways.It wasn't until spring 1987 that there were no longer any steam locomotines in service at Wittenberge depot. Ten years later, the loco-shed doors closed. But after fifteen year's slumber, the miracle occurred and steam and diesel locomotives moved back into the former Wittenberge depot. Today, the "Historische Lokschuppen Wittenberge" is the largest railway museum in the federal state of Brandenburg. With seven steam locomotives altogether, exhibits included several historical diesel locos, an electric loco, motorised engineer's trolleys and pump cars, a hospital train of the former DR and the car-carrier of the first DDR presidential train.