As a brand-independent museum, our permanent exhibition is based on the collection of both the museum’s founders. Unique automobiles from the Volkswagen and Porsche brands are on display, as well as a variety of classics, vintage cars, vintage commercial vehicles and rare models from other brands.



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Automotive Highlights

80 years of automobile history

Here is a sneak peek of what we have in store for you: VW39 pre-production series Volkswagen (1939), one of three built Porsche Type 64 widely known as “Berlin-Rome Car” (1939), a Porsche 356/2 Gmünd Coupe (1949), the Petermax Müller World Record Car (1950), the Jordan 191 F1 (1991), in which Michael Schumacher began his career in Formula 1, an AUDI R8R LMP prototype (1998), a Toyota TF110 Formula 1 prototype (2009) and a Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 mock-up (2017).


Interactive exhibits

Driving simulator, Audio-Box and more

Fully immerse yourself in the automotive world and awaken all your senses: Feel what it’s like to be a racing driver in an original Porsche 356 driving simulator, listen to the thunderous sound of the engines in the audio box, and discover the laws of aerodynamics whilst having a whole lot of fun with our miniature wind tunnel. What’s more: the museum cinema, the interactive library with a great quiz for kids.




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Racing drivers and design engineers

Courage, ideas, passion

Find out insider stories about racing legends and their daring adventures and take a look at the world of designers who created extraordinary vehicles. For example, we explain how the Volkswagen originated in the Porsche design office under the direction of Ferdinand Porsche and dedicate parts of our exhibition to famous racing car drivers such as Otto Mathé.


“Car depot”

From transporters to supercars

Other vehicles are temporarily on display in addition to those in the permanent exhibition: one of the original “Herbie” VW Beetles from the Hollywood film “Herbie: Fully Loaded” (2005), a 1937 Tempo E600 panel truck built in Hamburg used as a prop in the film Schindler’s List, and modern sports cars, including a Porsche 911 GT2 RS from 2018.




Gallery

“Als der Käfer laufen lernte“ – photo exhibition

The old brick vaults offer space for alternating exhibits. Currently: “Als der Käfer laufen lernte“ about the early Volkswagen production in 1953. This exhibition includes footage by the film-maker Franz Schrödter who was commissioned by the former VW Director General, Heinrich Nordhoff, to shoot the VW promotional film “Aus eigener Kraft”.


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LOUNGE

Count Trips – “Knight of the racetrack”

You can view numerous smaller exhibits as well as photographs and film material on the role and victories of the racing driver Wolfgang Graf Berghe von Trips in the lounge vaults.




SHOP

Model cars, books and much more

Discover cool souvenirs and gift ideas for all ages in our museum shop.


CAFE

A good place for a pit stop

Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of our cafe and take some refreshment.