Car and Technology Museum Sinsheim

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Car and Technology Museum Sinsheim

Car and Technology Museum Sinsheim

Europe’s Finest Cars And Technology Exhibits

The Car and Technology Museum at Sinsheim is fascinating, interesting and entertaining. A huge variety of exhibits is on display with Formula One vehicles, motorcycles, locomotives and planes all vying to take precedence.

A Huge Stage For Technology

With over 3,000 exhibits and 50,000 square metres of space, the museum can take some time to get around but it is worth it. You can see the largest display of Formula One cars as well as steam and diesel locomotives.

Even as you make your approach to the museum there is the glorious sight of the original Air France Concorde. Situated next to Concorde is a Russian Tupolev TU-144 and you can board both of these magnificent aeroplanes and look around.

Vintage Vehicles

The museum has cars that were at the vanguard of motoring including the Motorwagen which was designed and built by Carl Benz and was considered to be the first motorcar.

Original motorcycles of all ages are on display and the array of sports cars including the brands of Porsche, Ferrari and Mercedes are all on display at the museum. You can marvel at the rocket powered Blue Flame which was driven by Gary Gabelich. This is the vehicle that set the world land speed record in 1970 when it was raced across the Bonneville Salt Flats at over 620 miles an hour.

One of the favourites for visitors to see is the De Lorean DMC-12 which was featured in the Back To The Future films and this is set alongside Jodie Schekter’s Tyrell P34 which was a six wheeler.

Military History And Vehicles

At Sinsheim the museum has a large selection of military vehicles with tanks, artillery and wartime planes. There are also early examples of jet fighters so if you love aviation you will enjoy learning about the history of planes.

Robots And Steam Organs

One of the most entertaining features at the museum is the robot that serves visitors by selecting goods from the shelves and placing them on the counter.

Amongst other exhibits is an array of old steam organs which are often seen at German Christmas Markets and so provide a local backdrop to the rest of the exhibits.

The Amazing IMAX 3D Theatre

If you are visiting the car and technology museum in Sinsheim then don’t forget to go to the IMAX 3D theatre where you can sit under a roof that is five stories high and have a cinema experience like no other. With 22,000 watt sound that will completely immerse you in the moment, normal cinema will never seem the same again.

The 3D experience makes you feel as though you are in the centre of the action in films like X Men and Warcraft. This is a unique place and one that will give you something to think about when your trip to the car and technology museum is complete.

Where To Stay In The Sinsheim Area

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Hotel Sinsheim

Right on the doorstep of the museum (200 metres) is the Hotel Sinsheim. It has modern air conditioned rooms and is rated four stars. All rooms feature flat screen TVs, high speed Internet for free and there is a small spa and fitness area.

Included in the price of your stay is breakfast which is a rich buffet and the Fandango Restaurant serves light evening meals and lovely wines. Live piano music is featured on Thursdays in the Sinsheim lounge.


The Ratsstube hotel features a restaurant with country styling and has a super beer garden where guests can sit and enjoy a drink. The rooms all have free Wi-Fi, cable TV and are stylishly decorated. Take a meal in the beautiful conservatory or the rustic restaurant and try some genuine local foods from the Baden-Württemberg region.

An outside terrace for relaxation and a steam bath and solarium are just two of the other features of this super hotel. Why not rent a bicycle and explore the countryside around the hotel which is also ideally placed for hikers. The hotel is 4.75 kilometres from the car and technology museum.

Leonardo Hotel Heidelberg-Walldorf

Leonardo hotels are always superb and this one is no exception. A little further afield from the museum, it lies some 20 kilometres distant but has so many facilities that it is worth the extra travelling.

Two swimming pools, a wellness centre and free Wi-Fi are just some of the amazing amenities. You can also use the tennis courts and the restaurant serves both International and regional dishes. Spacious air conditioned rooms with flat screen TVs and coffee/tea making facilities make this hotel hard to resist.

How To Get To The Car And Technology Museum Sinsheim

By Air

Stuttgart Airport (STR) is the nearest airport to the museum. There is a high speed train link from Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg. Then an urban railway (the S5) to Eppingen. The museum lies just 100 metres from the station.

By Train

The S Bahn from Stuttgart airport takes you to the main station then you take the fast train for Heidelberg and change to an S5 to Eppingen. Leave the train at Sinsheim Museum/Arena stop and walk the hundred metres to the entrance.

By Road

A bus runs from Stuttgart Messe Ost twice every day to Bahnhof Ost/Friedrichstraße then you change to a bus for Bad Rappenau which takes you to the museum.

The journey by car from Stuttgart airport to Sinsheim takes 1 hour and 5 minutes. Using the A81 and A6 leave Stuttgart airport to L592 at Sinsheim. Take exit number 34 to Sinsheim-Steinsfurt then go onto the B39 to Alte Römerstraße. Follow signs for the car and technology museum.

Other Attractions At Sinsheim

There is plenty to see and do around Sinsheim.

Sightseeing In Dilsberg

The village of Dilsberg is only 20 kilometres from the car and technology museum. This village was originally a fortress in the middle ages and still has an impressive castle that overlooks the River Neckar. From the top there is an astonishing view of the surrounding area.

Looking Around Heidelberg And Shopping

The city of Heidelberg is also on the River Neckar and has a long history. The castle and old town are worth seeing and there are many impressive old buildings.

When you get tired you can sit down in the stretch of a pedestrianised area that lies between the Bismarckplatz and the Karlsplatz where there are numerous shops and restaurants. Try one of the many Bistros for coffee and cakes or enjoy a long leisurely meal trying out some of the local cuisine.

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