A visit to the Deutsches Zweirad- und NSU-Museum in Neckarsulm
If you take the E50 highway from Mannheim to Nürnberg, you better plan to plan for a lot of stopovers. There's the magical Technical Museum in Sinsheim, the motor racing museum at the Hockenheim ring - more on these later on.
But if you're into motorcycles, the official NSU history museum coupled with the German two-wheeler collection is a must-see in Neckarsulm. It is signposted from the highway and very conveniently located.
Down at the basement you'll see a very nice selection of NSU motorcycles and the occasional NSU automobile. The whole history is laid out and perfectly illustrated with nice descriptions - unfortunately only in German.
But it is the two-wheeler collection which is really mind boggling. On three floors there are hundreds of motorycles and motorized two-wheeler machines. You can't ask for a more diverse and entertaining mix of vehicles to learn about the history of motorcycles. From Gnome-Rhone to Jawa, from Brough Superior to Dresch, from Heinkel scooters to the Wilkinson Auto-Cycle there are motorcycles in every shape, size and age.
A selection of photos are available in our <A HREF="http://www.flickr.com/photos/pnegyesi/sets/72157625618137549/detail/">f… gallery</A>
Other Flickr galleries:
<ul><li><A HREF="http://www.flickr.com/photos/klausnahr/sets/72157600297021745/detail/">… gallery</A></li>
<li><A HREF="http://www.flickr.com/photos/colorgrinder/sets/72157603983975377/detail… gallery</A></li>
<li><A HREF="http://www.flickr.com/photos/havik/sets/72157622100634812/">Hans Viveen's gallery</A></li>
<li>Further details on this museum are available in <A HREF="http://www.automuseums.info/germany/german-two-wheeler-and-nsu-museum-n… directory entry</A></li></ul>