1. Niederbayerisches Automobil- und Motorradmuseum Adlkofen
The car museum Adlkofen, was founded by and Hilde Walter Proebst in 1980. In the mid-1980s the hall was extended and today the collection of 71 cars and about 110 motorcycles are shown on an area of 900 sqm.
"We attach great importance to the rarity and the technical demands of the exhibits and show cars, not only from Germany but also from France, England, Czech Republic, Italy, USA, Sweden and Russia. Among the cars, there are 20 sports and 35 racing cars, and among motorcycles there are about 16 racing machines."
Don't let the location fool you - though this museum located on the top floor of a downtown shopping center, it is quite big and features various aspects of life behind the Iron Curtain with plenty of vehicles, displays and supporting videos.
Zwickau was where August Horch set up his automobile manufacturing companies at the begininning of the 20th century. A decision was made in 2000 that the former Audi factory will also be converted to a museum. The new facility, which was named after August Horch, founder of Audi, was opened in 2004. It has a unique background: it is not entirely a corporate museum, but enjoys the financial benefits of being closely associated with Audi. It features the rich automotive history of Saxony, with a particular focus on the brands Audi have been associated with.
Situated on an area of over 30.000m² indoors, and in open-air grounds comprising in excess of 50.000m², the Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim offers you more than 3.000 exhibits. Among them the original Concorde of the AirFrance plus a russian supersonic-jet Tupolev TU-144 and 300 vintage cars, 200 motorbikes, 40 race- and sports cars, 27 locomotives, 50 airplanes, 150 tractors, steam engines and trucks. A world sensation is the IMAX 3D movie theater, where you can enjoy the experience of three-dimensional movies on a 20x27m screen.
Sinsheim also owns the Technik Museum Speyer
The Auto & Tractor Museum is an exciting museum with a total of 350 automobiles, motorcycles and tractors. The vehicles are integrated into a collection of countless exhibits, which show the development of rural and urban life over the past 100 years. Tools, technical equipment, household appliances, doll's houses and also different workshops take the visitor back in time. The different epochs of the past 100 years are shown with their typical characteristics in handicrafts, agriculture, automobiles and living.
Konrad Auwärter realised one of his lifelong ambitions by putting together this incredible museum, which charts the story of both the Auwärter company and Neoplan buses and the story of coachbuilding in general. There is also a separate section on Glas, Reutter and Porsche. A really nice museum, which is just a stone's throw away from the Neoplan factory in Pilsting.