The Mecca for Porschephiles. Stuttgart Porsche Museum

You don’t have to be a Porschephile to enjoy the recently opened Porsche Museum in Stuttgart. From the outside the monochromatic steel structure of the museum is a masterpiece of 21st century architecture that reshaped the Porscheplatz with its extraordinary appearance. Inside, the Porsche-lovers can find it all: the iconic vehicles such as the 356, 550, 911, and 917 in different shapes, sizes, and colors.

Porsche Museum by night. By -bast-
Porsche Museum by night. By -bast-

 

The museum is located in Zuffenhausen, the Stuttgart suburb which is the birthplace of the sports cars bearing the Porsche logo. It stands next to the Porsche plant and the Porsche Center.

 

Massive pylons of Porsche Museum
Massive pylons of Porsche Museum

 

Delugan Meissl, the Vienna-based architect, is a creator of that bold and dynamic building, supported on the massive pylons. Inside, the museum is finished in white, polished stainless steel and glazed glass. The construction lasted three years and was completed in December 2008.

 

Museum interior finished in white

 

Paying the €8 admission fee ($10) visitors may enter the world of Porsche where around 80 vehicles are presented (most of cars are in running condition). The exhibition is divided into two groups: the history of Porsche prior to 1948 and the history of Porsche after 1948.

 

Porsche 360 Cisitalia 1947

 

The broad collection of 911…

 

Porsche 911

 

Porsche 356

 

The venue was designed as a kind of "rolling museum" with rotating exhibits from a stock of 300 restored cars so Porsche fans may revisit the museum and see the new vehicles. Originally costs were set at €60 million but the actual costs hit €100 million.

 

Have a look inside Porsche

 

The museum (official opening: 31 January 2009) is open Tuesday to Sunday from 9am to 6pm.

 

 



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