In the AUTOVISION museum you go on a journey through time through the history of mobility. On an area of over 2,000 square metres, more than 200 vehicles are exhibited in five halls on three floors. You will be shown all the important milestones in automotive history, from Karl Drais' running machine to the hydrogen car of the future.
The exhibition halls
Each exhibition hall deals with a different theme. The first hall shows the beginnings of mobility from 1817 onwards. Here you can visit old bicycles, motorcycles and automobiles. It also houses the world's largest NSU collection. In Hall 2, the Wankel engine is in the foreground. Over 80 engines and 20 vehicles are exhibited here. Hall 3 deals with post-war mobility. In Halls 4 and 5, visitors can take a look into the future. New concepts such as battery vehicles, hybrid technologies or alternative fuels are the focus of this exhibition area.
Experience technology actively in the TECHNOLOGY ARENA
In the TECHNOLOGY ARENA, individual visitors and school classes can try out over 80 haptic models from physics and technology. So learning becomes an experience! In total, there are seven interactive subject areas in which technical understanding is actively conveyed.
In the basement of the museum there is a self-determined video cinema with about 25 seats. Videos on all exhibition themes are shown here. The "Oldtimer-Magazinbörse" is also located here. Automobile magazines from several decades are displayed here and can be read by the visitors.
Another special feature is the first free German solar filling station, which has been located directly in front of the museum since 2002. During your visit to the museum, you can charge your electric car here free of charge.
For a short break in between, a visit to the Coffee Lounge on the upper floor is worthwhile. There you can have a cup of coffee or a cold drink.
The museum has been recognised as the "Museum AUTOVISION Horst und Brigitte Schultz Foundation" since 2010. The charitable foundation wants to make a contribution to documenting the history of mobility and further developing visions of the future.
How to get there
The museum AUTOVISION is located in Altlußheim near Hockenheim. Coming from Mannheim, take the A656 towards Heidelberg. At the Mannheim motorway junction, take the right lane and follow the signs to the A6 towards Stuttgart. Leave the motorway at the Schwetzingen exit and stay on the road towards Hockenheim. After about 750 meters, take the B36. After six kilometres turn slightly right and shortly afterwards left onto Hockenheimer Straße. At the roundabout take the first exit onto Altlußheimer Straße and drive straight ahead. The museum is located directly in the main street.