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“How many Maybachs will you see in a lifetime.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Maybach-Fahrzeuge Museum

Maybach-Fahrzeuge Museum
Holzgartenstrasse 8, 92318 Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, Bavaria, Germany
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“How many Maybachs will you see in a lifetime.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

It could be considered a little unfair to compare the private collection for Maybach-Fahrzeuge Museum to say the behemoth motor museums such as Mercedes in Stuttgart, the Mulhouse or Turin museum, purely based on their similar admission prices. If 10% of all the worlds remaing Maybachs are in one location, this easily justifies the admission price, after all how offen do you see a 1920 - 40's Maybach gliding down your street? Some vehicles are in various states of condition, but two standouts are located as you enter the museum, showing in all their glory how achingly beautiful these cars are, compared to their contemporaries, also on display is a current Maybach. The other side of the beautifully renovated building is for the display of motor and push bikes, which were constructed in this building. The cafe was not open, when we visited. Free parking is available across the road. The toilet walls are covered with early Maybach photos with the hand dryers fashioned into car exhaust systems, great idea in a motoring museum. A worthwhile stop, if you are interested in older, rare motor vehicles.

Visited January 2014
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“Great museum for auto lovers and technical folks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

If you love autos and auto mechanics, this place is for you. When you look at the technology that the Maybach automobile had for its time, it will amaze you. Today we use computers to design nearly everything, and when you see what was done with slide rules and mechanical drafting, you will be impressed. Just like the pristine reputation of the Maybach auto, the display of the Maybach vehicles is pristine, these autos are in great condition allowing you to see the details of the Maybach designs. There is also a section of the museum dedicated to the bicycles that use to be manufactured at the site of the museum. Well worth the visit as well as seeing the old town of Neumarkt in der Oberfalz.

Visited November 2013
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“Better Than Expected”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

I'm a "car guy", but not a fan of the big, German 1930s autos, like Maybachs. However, this private museum, in a former motorcycle factory, had many interesting displays including ones of cars other than Maybachs, engines, WWII vehicles, and of course, a large motorcycle collection. The village in which it is located, Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, (easy 20 minute train ride south-east from Nurnberg's Hauptbahnhof) is also worth a nice walk around with a very good central shopping district, 5 minute walk from the museum.

Visited August 2013
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“Outstanding for a car nut, mildly interesting for others”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

This is a beautiful museum with displays that are well laid out. For me, this would be rated as an outstanding exhibit, as I spent half a day here. However, I love antique cars. Others will find this only mildly interesting.

Maybach was a very high-end luxury car with peak production in the 1920s and 1930s. Not that many were built. This museum has the largest collection of remaining Maybach automobiles in the world - which is still not that many (about 20?) but enough to occupy a full morning for me. My understanding is that the museum building occupies part of the actual factory where the Maybachs were built. In addition to cars, there are exhibits of Maybach sales brochures and a display about how the factory developed through time, including some sobering pictures of what the area looked like immediately after World War II.

Other things were also manufactured here - engines, as well as bicycles and motorbikes. Hence there are also displays of bicycles and motorbikes, and some films about the zeppelins which used the motors manufactured here.

If you are very interested in cars, the 9 Euro entrance free will seem reasonable. If you aren't, it will seem a bit steep.

The museum is about a 10 minute walk south of the old town, which is worth exploring and where there are some good hotels.

Visited June 2013
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