Saturday, September 16, 2017

Porsche Museum, Stuttgart

Germany is known for its top of the line automobile industry in the world. The German brand names like Audi, Porsche, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Opel, Daimler AG, Ford Germany, Volkswagen dominate the world automobile industry and market. At Stuttgart, Mercedes Benz and Porsche,  two of the leading German car manufacturers, besides having their auto making plants have also established their museums to unfold their journey of car making to the tourists.
The Porsche Museum is located in Zuffenhausen, Stuttgart. The car making plant is also adjacent to the museum. The massive building is a state of art architecture and is kind of a rolling museum with rotating exhibits from a stock of 300 restored cars. The museum building was inaugurated on 29 January 2009 at a cost of over 100 million Euros.
The overview of one of the floors (above) with rotating platforms of car displays (below)
From some of the very early models to the latest hybrid models, the over 800 cars show the journey the car making by Porsche. Some of the old models displayed in the museum are still in perfect driving condition. It may be added for the information of my readers that Porsche built the car – really an electrically powered wagon – in 1898 at the request of Ludwig Lohner, then Austria’s leading coach builder.

The P1, the earliest model of Porsche, is majestically displayed in the museum as can be seen in the photo below. The P1 was propelled by a 287lb electric motor producing a nominal three horsepower. Powered by a 1,000lb battery pack that contained 44 cells, P1 could attain a top speed of 21 mph and could drive for 49 miles on one charge.
Well that is just the beginning - the show has just begun. Keep scrolling down for some of the best collection of Porsche cars of all times.

The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday daily at 9 AM to 6 PM. The admission fees are 8 € for the adults and 4 € for children up to and including 14 years of age. Children must be accompanied by an adult. There are also special discounted entry fee rates for group visitors. Guided tours are also arranged by the museum. Although, it is least likely for anyone to buy an annual ticket, however, these are available for Adults (non-transferable) 32 € and half of it for other categories.

Since Mercedes Benz museum is also located in Stuttgart,  visitors presenting an entrance ticket to one of the museums will get 25 percent off the regular ticket price or on the concessionary price.
 McLaren TAG Porsche F1 (1985)
The military specific Porsche jeep
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder
Yoou are allowed to pose by sitting into a car for free
Typical Porsche steering wheel
The Porsche Hybrid car
Don't e surprised to know that Porsche also produced motorcycles too

Before leaving the museum, the last feel of a Porsche - simply fantastic

To sum up the visit to the museum, one can only sum it as a fantastic experience. But that is not all - there is Mercedes museum right there in Stuttgart. I will cover my son's visit to the Mercedes Benz museum shortly for lovers of Benz.

References: Wikipedia | BBC 
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