Sinsheim Auto & Technik MuseumEdit profile
The Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim opened in 1981 in Sinsheim, Germany and is run by a registered association called "Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim e.V." which also runs the Technik Museum Speyer. As of 2004, it has more than 3,000 exhibits and an exhibition area of more than 50,000 m² (indoors and outdoors). In addition to exhibitions, the museum also has a 22m x 27m IMAX 3D theatre. It receives more than 1 million visitors per year and is the largest privately-owned museum in Europe.
In 2003, Air France donated one of its retiring Concorde aircraft (F-BVFB) to the museum. With a Tupolev Tu-144 on display since 2001, it is the only place where both supersonic passenger aircraft are shown. Both are fully accessible by the public.
The museum's alliance acquired a Russian Buran space shuttle in 2004 which opened as a walk-in exhibition at the Technikmuseum Speyer on October 3, 2008.
Sinsheim Museum also has the largest permanent Formula One collection in Europe along with Ferrari’s motorcycles, land speed record holders and classic cars.
The Sinsheim Auto und Technik Museum is open 365 days per year.Walk-in aircraft
- Ju 52
- Canadair CL-215
- Douglas DC-3
- 300 vintage cars
- Mercedes and Maybach collection
- "American Dream Cars" collection from the 1950s
- 40 race and sports cars (including the only Vector W8 on public display in the world)
- Formula-1 collection
- "Blue flame" - American rocket-propelled ground vehicle once holding the world speed record.
- 200 motorcycles
- 27 locomotives
- 50 aircraft, including fighters from both world wars and the early jet era, passenger airliners
- 150 tractors
- steam engines and trucks
- steam organs
- several early jet fighters and other aircraft
- tanks, artillery and other military equipment.