Stuttgart, Porsche Museum
photo by Detlef Schobert

The first Porsche museum was opened in 1976, but it was relatively small, being able to hold 20 exhibitions in rotation. The collection had 300 restored cars, in very good condition and driving order. The museum's location had been the same for 30 years, but when the collection reached 400 cars, it was time for a new museum.

In 2005, work at the new Porsche Museum began and it took four years and 100 million euros until the new museum could welcome its first visitors. Today, the exhibition focuses firmly on the vehicles showcased. In the first year only, more than 500,000 people came to admire the cars.

170 European architects had applied to get the contract, but out of the ten finalists Viennese office Delugan Meissel was chosen for the project. The museum is built on three massive concrete pillars and the design is absolutely spectacular. Inside the museum, if you follow the natural route, you will be taken on a trip through Porsche's history. Aligned along the walls are production cars placed in chronological order. The centre sections are reserved for the racing cars and special rotating displays.

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