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Milestones: First Year of the Porsche Museum

There have been more than 530,000 visitors and 14,326 steaks served at the Christophorus Restaurant since its inception.

by on Feb.09, 2010

Latter day interpretation of a medieval cathedral is devoted to the relics of a celebrated brand.

The Museum of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG has just celebrated its birthday after more than 530,000 visitors made a pilgrimage to the Stuttgart, Germany venue during its first year of operation.

The later day automotive cathedral has 5,600 square meters of exhibition space, and is supported on just three columns of reinforced concrete – giving it a floating look. Inside the building there are at least 80 exhibits.

“In its first 365 days our Museum has developed into a truly dynamic and living enterprise. In many respects we have significantly exceeded even our own ambitious expectations,” claims Achim Stejskal, the Director of the Porsche Museum.

The new building also contains the museum workshops, the museum shop, the Porsche archive, a restaurant, and a bistro.   (more…)