A Gift For The New Year From Porsche
If you are traveling through Germany this next year, you may want to take a side trip on over to Stuttgart.
Ok, so you were planning to go there anyway because as any automobile-file knows, that is the “mecca” of Porsche sport cars … where they are made, but there is even a bigger reason to make the trek!
Porsche will be placing on display their over sixty years of automobile innovation history in a purpose built museum, the Porscheplatz, due for its debut at the end of this first month of 2009.
New Porsche Museum to be opened on 31 January 2009. Image Credit Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG
This excerpted and edited from press releases displayed at Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG website -
New Porsche Museum to be opened on 31 January 2009
Stuttgart. In the new Porsche Museum the final preparations are made for the opening on Saturday 31 January 2009.
At last, now that the scaffolding has been removed, it is possible to see to the full extent the bold architecture of the building at the head office premises of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG in Zuffenhausen:
The 5,600 square metres of exhibition space are supported on just three so-called cores of reinforced concrete – hence just seeming to hover in space. Inside the building the majority of approximately 80 exhibits are already in place.
Model range showing the 911 Turbo Cabriolet, the Cayman S, the Boxster and the Cayenne GTS (2008). Image Credit Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG
In the other areas of the new building – amongst them the museum workshops, the museum shop, the Porsche archive, an exclusive restaurant, a bistro and the capacious event areas – a team of experts are busy putting the finishing touches.
Three days after the ceremonial opening, which takes place on Wednesday the 28 January 2009, the doors of the new Porsche Museum will be flung open to welcome the first visitors. On a daily basis, apart from Mondays, the exhibition can be viewed for an admission price of eight Euros (reduced price: four Euros). Children up to the age of 14 get free admission when accompanied by an adult.
Building the engine into a Porsche 356 B (1960). Image Credit Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG
The restaurant on the second floor – which has both a view through the glass facade onto the Porscheplatz as well as through the glass partition into the exhibition itself – has its own separate entrance and is also open at hours different from those of the museum itself.
Porsche tractor Standard from c.1961. Image Credit Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG
With the new museum and its range of catering facilities additional capacity for conferences, company and private events in exceptional surroundings will come into being. We have already received hosts of inquiries.
Interested parties can get more detailed information from the internet on www.porsche.com/museum.
The following contacts are available for inquiries:
Group bookings and special guided tours:
Tel.: 0049 711 911 20911
Fax: 0049 711 911 20356
Tel.: 0049 711 911 21911
Fax: 0049 711 911 21356
Photos showing 60 year history of Porsche - HERE