When Ferdinand Porsche looked for the car of his dreams he couldn't find it, so he decided to build it himself. 60 years after the launch of the legendary 356-001 prototype in 1948, Porsche has created a new museum in Stuttgart to commemorate the company's success as the world's leading sports car manufacturer. Opened on 31st January 2009, the Porsche Museum is situated a short distance from the Anglo-German Institute in Stuttgart and a visit to the museum has become a 'must-see' addition to the school's busy social programme.
Designed by Austrian architects Roman Delugan and Elke Meissel, the Porsche Museum has been described as a 'car cathedral'. Constructed from over 6000 tons of steel and standing on three columns, the dramatic building reflects the dynamism and confidence of the Porsche brand. Inside, over 80 vehicles and many smaller exhibits are organised thematically to tell the history of the product and reveal the concepts behind one of the major success stories of automotive design.