Built in Zuffenhausen: Porsche Museum Exhibition

The Porsche Museum has a new exhibition open until May 26, 2013. For the first time since the museum opened in 2009, the building will stage an exhibition of itself: detailing the design and architectural challenges that were overcome to bring this amazing structure into being.

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The structural geek facts around the museum are impressive. There is more steel in this building than in the Eiffel Tower. The 35,000-ton structure rests on three v-shaped columns, and rises 45 metres above the outside ground level.

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Visitors will get a chance to understand various techniques through material samples, and by perusing plans and models submitted as part of the original competition to win the design commission.

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The “Built in Zuffenhausen” exhibition supplements the one-hour architectural tour. At 1500 hrs on Wednesdays and Sundays, visitors can take advantage of an extended themed tour, covering both the museum itself and the special exhibition at a price of €4 per person, on top of the normal cost.

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The Porsche Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays to Sundays. Admission is €8 for adults, €4 for children and concessions. Children up to the age of 14 are entitled to free admission when accompanied by an adult. It’s a great place that I cannot recommend enough.

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