Events at the AutoMuseum Volkswagen.

The Volkswagen AutoMuseum is in a state of perpetual motion: besides an ever-expanding range of exhibits, there is a constant stream of new and exciting attractions in the form of regular special shows, readings or photo exhibitions. Discover the traditional world of Volkswagen. We look forward to seeing you.

Weihnachten in unserer Zeit.

Lesung mit Maria Bellmann am Mittwoch, 6. Dezember 2017 um 19.30 Uhr

In ihren Kurzgeschichten für Erwachsene weiß Maria Bellmann wunderbar zu erzählen, welche Herausforderungen an uns gestellt werden, die besonders in der Weihnachtszeit bedeutungsvoll sind. Freuen sich am Mittwoch, 6. Dezember 2017 um 19.30 Uhr auf einen Abend mit zahlreichen kuriosen Begebenheiten mit Happy-End, die aber doch zum Nachdenken anregen. Karten sind im AutoMuseum Volkswagen für 14,- € erhältlich.

Music Special: Nordisch Folking und Ukulele-Konzert.

Die Hamburger Roland Prakken und Kannemann überraschen mit eigenen Kompositionen auf der Ukulele am 4. November 2017 um 19.00 Uhr.

Am Samstag, 4. November 2017 um 19.00 Uhr treten die Hamburger Musiker Roland Prakken und Kannemann erstmals im AutoMuseum Volkswagen auf. Im ersten Teil überraschen sie unter dem Titel "Nordisch Folking"  mit humorreichen Eigenkompositionen, den zweiten Teil des Konzert widmen sie als Ukulele Alley Cats dem kleinsten Riesen in der Musikwelt ihre Aufmerksamkeit. Der Eintritt ist frei, die Platzzahl begrenzt, um Spende wird gebeten.


Bond's Autos und Requisiten. Sonderschau vom 10. Oktober 2017 bis 4. März 2018.

Er hat Filmgeschichte geschrieben und gilt bis heute als der beliebteste Geheimagent im Dienste Ihrer Majestät und seines Kino-Publikums: James Bond. Die neue Sonderschau „WOB-007“ vom 10. Oktober 2017 bis 4. März 2018 taucht ein in die faszinierende Welt dieser Kultfigur. Freuen Sie sich auf Bonds rasant-raffinierte Fahrzeuge wie den Aston Martin DB5 oder den Lotus Esprit und auf sein technisch ausgeklügeltes Equipment wie den Düsenrucksack und extravagante Kostüme.

Aston Martin DB5

Der wohl schönste Dienstwagen des Agenten, eingesetzt ab „Goldfinger“ anno 1964 auch in „Feuerball“, „Golden Eye“, „Der Morgen stirbt nie“, „Casino Royale“, „Skyfall“ und „Spectre“.

Aston Martin DB5

Ente 007

Dank des 54-PS-Motors des Citröen GS deutlich erstarkt, bretterte Bonds Ente „In tödlicher Mission“ 1981 durch die Berge. Als limitierte Auflage ab 1981 im Verkauf.

Audi 200 quattro

Timothy Dalton steuerte die allradgetriebene Limousine, im weiteren Verlauf des Films auch den schicken 200 quattro Avant in „Der Hauch des Todes“ (1987).

Lotus Esprit

Erstmals eingesetzt in „Der Spion, der mich liebte“ (1977). Angetrieben wurde der von Golf-Designer Giorgetto Giugiaro gezeichnete Keil von einem 162-PS-Vierzylinder.

Volkswagen T1 Pritsche

Besetzt mit einer Ladefläche voller schöner Schurkinnen rollte der T1 1967 in „Casino Royale“ durch die schottische Hochebene. Bond sah sich gezwungen, das Auto zu pulverisieren.

Sunbeam Alpine S II

Das war der allererste Dienstwagen von James Bond (damals Sean Connery), bevor dieser Aston Martin etc. fuhr. Gezeigt in „James Bond – 007 jagt Dr. No“, 1962.

Lookbook No. 3.

Volkswagen Artwork by Klaus Trommer from 30 August 2017 to 21 January 2018.

Lookbook No. 3 – Vibrant and colourful, almost three-dimensional-looking graphics and photographs of historic Volkswagen models adorn the pages of this book. Renowned artist Klaus Trommer has designed these for Volkswagen Zubehör GmbH, who provides the images to its licence holders in merchandising as creative input. The third edition of the book contains 180 pictures, a representative selection of which will be shown from 30 August 2017 to 21 January 2018 as part of the ‘MobilArt. Art at the Volkswagen AutoMuseum’ series.

Bernd Luz: Legends of Le Mans. Abstact PopArt.

Special show from 29 March to 13 August 2017.

The 24-hour race at Le Mans first took place in 1923. The moving story of this automobile protagonist, the racing legend on four wheels, is put into the spotlight by the artist Bernd Luz with elements of abstract and pop art. The result is richly coloured, emotional images that can be seen from 29 March to 13 August 2017 in the series “MobilArt. Art at the AutoMuseum Volkswagen”.  

Open temptation. Cabriolet milestones.

Special exhibition from 16 March to 17 September 2017.

From 16 March to 17 September 2017 a pure fair-weather feeling wafts into the AutoMuseum Volkswagen. The new special exhibition “Open temptation. Cabriolet milestones.” embarks on a journey through the history of the cabriolet spanning more than 130 years. At the beginning of car manufacturing, open-topped cars were the rule, only to become coveted luxury goods in the 1920s. This was followed by an ever-wider range, including lower-cost cabriolet and roadsters. In modern times, driving fun came to the fore. On display are 22 selected models across all brands. They show the rich variety of these “topless models”, giving an insight into different convertible-top technologies.

Ruppe Piccolo: Ruppe was an automobile manufacturer that did business in Apolda, Thüringen from 1904 to 1910. Due to economic problems, it was acquired by the Apollo company. Installed in this car were a V2, a V4 and finally an in-line four-cylinder unit. The engine was mounted in front, and the emancipation from the carriage had already triumphed. A folding cover could be stretched over the occupants. In those times, there either was no windscreen or doors in such cars, or they were just improvised.

Ruppe Piccolo, 1905

Horch 853 A: Horch was one of the brands of the Auto Union, which was founded in 1932. Sold under this name were premium and luxury class cars with the four rings – ranging up to the posh twelve-cylinder models. The 850 model series followed the "Horch  8". In 1937, the re-engineered 853 sport convertible made its debut – here with a 5.35 m long factory body. Starting in 1937, the 5.0-litre in-line eight-cylinder unit produced 120 instead of 100 PS. The 853 A ("A" stood for "Autobahn") got a rev-reducing "overdrive gear".

Horch 853 A, 1937

Victoria Spatz: Entry-level cars like the Isetta or the Kleinschnittger – ridiculed by some in their era as "traffic stoppers" – were however always better than a two-wheeled vehicle in the rain. After all, 1,588 units of the plastic roadster from Bavaria, which had no doors had been manufactured within two years. Participating in its development were Egon Brütsch and then Hans Ledwinka.

Victoria Spatz, 1958

Škoda Felicia: Roadsters and small convertibles were also built in the Eastern Bloc – from Wartburg in Eisenach and Škoda in Mlada Boleslav. In 1959, the previous Škoda model 450 was renamed the "Felicia", and now there was also a hardtop. The engine was mounted in front, and the rear wheels were driven. At first, the four-seater still had rear fins (like in this everyday model used in the Czech Republic), which later gave way to a simpler termination of the rear section.

Skoda Felicia, 1961

Mazda MX 5: Ironically, it was the Japanese who revived the segment of sharp roadsters in the late 1980s. The Mazda Miata, first introduced in the USA, had the appearance of a new edition of the Lotus, and it became a cult car – in Europe as the MX-5. A special aspect of the two-seater was that it continued to embody the classic virtues of small English sports cars: mechanically operated emergency soft top, a snappy engine under a long bonnet, rear-wheel drive and a small boot.

Mazda MX 5, 1989

T-Cross Breeze: Off-road convertibles appear to be setting a new trend. Land Rover was the first to put such a car into production with the Evoque. But the technology of the VW T-Cross Breeze concept vehicle is much more advanced. The off-road convertible positioned in the Polo class (a short 4.13 m in length) was presented in Geneva in March 2016. Last but not least, it could fit ideally into the brand's future model range based on its future-oriented technical features.

T-Cross Breeze, 2016

Seeing behind the eyes.

Abstract photographs from China and Germany from 10 January to 18 March 2017.

In his exhibition 'Seeing Behind the Eyes' photographer Kai Grüber explores the question of individual perception of reality. From 10 January to 19 March 2017, the Volkswagen AutoMuseum is showing abstract photographs from China and Germany that, thanks to blurring, leave plenty of scope for the viewer's own interpretation of the images.

Seeing Behind the Eyes...