Automuseum Prototyp
Fascination and emotion

Since 2008 we share our enthusiasm and passion with you. What began more than 25 years ago in a garage belonging to the two museum founders is now Automuseum PROTOTYP. The German term “PKW” meaning “Personen. Kraft. Wagen.” (directly translated: “People. Power. Cars.”) refers to a passenger car. This term captures what we are all about. We give you insight into the lives of inspiring personalities from the automotive world; we delve into the power behind their creativity and their willingness to take risks, about the power of the engines, and we bring to you a hand-picked selection of cars from 80 years of automotive history – from the era of sport and racing.

Find extraordinary top-of-the-range vehicles ranging from the original Porsche 64 from 1939 to modern Formula 1 race cars, as well as getting an insight into the lives of racing legends such as Graf Trips and world-class design engineers such as Prof. Porsche!

Automuseum PROTOTYP is one of Hamburg’s top sights, in close proximity to the Elbphilharmonie concert hall and the UNESCO world heritage site, the Speicherstadt district. So whether you are planning your holidays in Hamburg or just coming for a fleeting city break, whether it is a rainy day and you are organising a day trip with your family, or you simply wish to be an excellent tour guide of Hamburg’s top sights for your friends: our car museum is always among the “Things to do in Hamburg” and is a real insiders’ tip.

In addition to this, we offer fantastic event spaces right at the heart of the HafenCity. If you are planning an event in Hamburg, e.g. a corporate event, a wedding venue or renting out the perfect room for your Christmas get-together, we look forward to your request!

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Permanent exhibition

Up to 50 rare racing and sports car models take you on a journey through 80 years of automotive history

2010/2011 ließ das Hamburger Automuseum PROTOTYP 60 Jahre Formel 1-Weltmeisterschaftsgeschichte lebendig werden: mit historischen und modernen Formel 1-Fahrzeugen, Fotografien von Rainer W. Schlegelmilch, Original-Exponaten zu den Rennfahrern Wolfgang Graf Berghe von Trips und Jochen Rindt sowie spannenden Geschichten rund um die Rennen, die Fahrer und die Wagen...

Special exhibitions

Fascinating automotive themes presented to you in an exciting visual display

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Media – Download

Accreditation, log-in and press material

Event location

Event spaces

An overview of our event spaces

Event specials

Streaming studio for hybrid or fully digital events, Dinner Between The Cars, guided tours, GEO°BOUND activities

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Everything at a glance

Regular opening hours
Tuesday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Automuseum PROTOTYP
Shanghaiallee 7
20457 Hamburg

We look forward to your visit!