Hotels near the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart
The northern suburb of Zuffenhausen is well catered for accommodation, with a range of mid- to high-end hotels conveniently located for the Porsche Museum. It is only a short hop on the S-Bahn or subway to the considerable selection of places to stay in the city centre. A great starting point is the the excellent range of hotels around the Hauptbahnhof and adjoining Heilbronner Straße.
The Porsche Museum
The futuristic edifice of the Porsche Museum stands next to the company’s headquarters in the northern Stuttgart district of Zuffenhausen, a shrine to automobiling excellence on road and racetrack. Built to the tune of 100 million euros and opened in 2009, the Porsche Museum is a mecca for petrolheads everywhere, but will appeal to anyone interested in the course of 20th-century design, in Germany’s place in the technological world, and in the cutting-edge architecture of today.
The Need for Speed on Road and Racetrack
With one and a half acres of display space and eighty vehicles on show at any one time, the museum showcases eight decades of bold automotive innovation and iconic design. Witness the birth of a great auto marque with Dr Ferdinand Porsche’s seminal machines of the 1930s, including the Volkswagen Beetle, and its march through the modern motoring age with the development of such illustrious road models as the 356, the 911 and the 918 Spyder.
Porsche’s success on the road was more than matched by its glory on the racetrack. The museum’s trophy cabinets testify to the laurels won in such race classics as Le Mans, Daytona, Paris-Dakar and Formula One, and many of the machines that garnered the chequered flag sit in proud retirement – the Type 804, the 917 Coupé, the Porsche-engined McLaren F1 cars, and many, many more.
Meals on Wheels in the Christophorus Restaurant
After a bout of car-spotting, you’ll have worked up a well-earned appetite, so why not decamp to the Christophorus Restaurant on the upper-second floor, where diners can enjoy the panoramic view of Porscheplatz and the production building where Porsche’s sports cars are built, and then relax in the adjoining Cigar Lounge?