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Deutsches Automuseum, Langenburg


The majestic Langenburg Castle lies not far from Highway No 6, on the way from Nürnberg to Heilbronn. It is signposted so you can't miss the way. Once you zig-zag up on the hill there's a parking lot, accompanied by the building of the Deutsches Automuseum (German Automobile Museum).

The name is slightly misleading, as it is not a museum devoted exclusively to German cars, like the
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Elsewhere there's a nice selection of Mercedes-Benz cars a display of BMW small cars, some DKWs, while the French auto industry is represented by a coachbuilt Delahaye, a 1910s Sizaire-Naudin and a 1928 Rally. There are Germany motorcycles and old radios are being shown as well.

At the entrance there was a mini-exhibition on the life and work of Ferdinand Porsche, accompanied by a British three-wheeler milk delivery van...

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