The extraordinary architecture of the Porsche Museum is as impressive as the cars inside. The monolithic building looks as if it is about to take off. Around 80 vehicles and numerous smaller exhibits are on display here.
A few years ago, the German sports car manufacturer Porsche opened an impressive new automotive museum right on Porscheplatz square. For discerning fans of these iconic sports cars, it offers an unforgettable experience, making it an essential part of any visit to Stuttgart. The Porsche Museum has also become one of the city's architectural highlights. Marvel at 80 of the best and most famous road and racing cars from this legendary brand. On display are classics such as the 356, 550, 911 and 917, as well as a tribute to some of Professor Ferdinand Porsche's pioneering accomplishments from the early part of the 20th century, including the original Beetle. Another highlight of the exhibition is the famous Pink Pig racing car that took part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race in 1971. This museum contains everything there is to know about the Porsche brand and its history - experience the Porsche legend for yourself!
Hop on the S1 from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof and 2 stops later thou arrive at the superb museum of automotive giants: Mercedes Benz. Even if you are not a automobile junkie, the Mercedes Museum is a fascinating drive through 125 years of automotive history intertwined with all the key historical events that have marked the evolution of the world’s great car. The museum has curated a great gallery of pictures of key events that have shaped the history of the world that mark the evolution of the car that includes poignant memories like people having a picnic by the autobahn in the 60’s or the empty autobahns of the winter of 1973 when due to oil shortages , a car free Sunday ( 5 of them) was imposed- the images haunt you for hours after you have left the museum. Then there are the stars of the show to say hello to- from Gottlieb Daimler’s motorized carriage, the world’s first 4 wheeled auto mobile to the ‘Gullwing’, the dream car of the 1950’s- the 300 SL Coupe to the machine that set the standard for racing cars: the Mercedes Benz W196 2.5 litre that then world champion, Juan Manuel Fangio powered to victory in the 1954 Formula One race in Reims Combined with the stunning architecture, the Mercedes Benz Museum is a great afternoon for people of all ages and definitely a must-see when visiting Germany.続きを読む »