Automuseum PROTOTYP
Automuseum PROTOTYP
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The Automuseum PROTOTYP presents the fascination of motorsport in a very emotional way. Around 45 beautifully shaped sports and racing cars are presented as well as the history of the legendary drivers and the ingenious constructors of these cars. At the cafe of the museum you can have a refreshing break before you discover the cinema of the museum or the driving simulator – a real Porsche 356. The ratio of the number of visitors to the exhibition space as well as the presentation of the exhibits and a solid hygiene concept offer optimal conditions for a relaxed cultural experience even under Corona editions.
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  • Überseequartier • 5 min walk
  • HafenCity Universität • 7 min walk
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  • Luciana
    Bath, United Kingdom26 contributions
    Good for car lovers
    Worth a visit for people interested in German and vintage cars, and the history of automobiles. The museum is medium-sized, contains various cars mostly German. I would have loved to see a greater variety of cars such as Japanese, Italian and french. It took us around 1.5 hours to finish the exhibition. Overall, would recommend for a rainy day in Hamburg.
    Visited September 2020
    Written September 23, 2020
  • Torsten M
    119 contributions
    Slick and neat museum:-)
    This museum is far better than most - really nicely laid out - lots to see and lots to learn. Not too much interactivity so you need to be satisfied with information as the interaction. So many special cars have been acquired for the museum - great!! I went on a rainy day and it’s perfect for that.
    Visited February 2022
    Traveled solo
    Written February 21, 2022
  • Alexander W
    Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom731 contributions
    Stylish museum
    We visited on a Sunday, & found it fairly quiet. The building itself seems fairly new, and there’s several levels here, so don’t forget to look in the lower levels before you leave! The simulator is good (perhaps too accurate, as I struggled to get out of the mud!) though you’ll need to queue at busy times. Most displays are in German, though there was enough English for me to appreciate the exhibits. A good way to spend 1-2 hours.
    Visited September 2021
    Traveled with family
    Written September 2, 2021
  • TravellingWizard
    Bengaluru, India271 contributions
    A Big Let Down
    Firstly, I wouldn't even call this is a museum and its more of a showroom for a few exotic cars. There were probably 25-30 cars spread over 2 floors of a building and a basement for pictures and memorabilia. Considering that I paid only 15 euros for miniatur wonderland, the 14.5 euros charge for this was quite steep and definitely not worth it. The only consolation was Michael Schumacher's Jordan F1.
    Visited December 2019
    Written January 23, 2020
  • Sr_Fernandez
    Hamburg, Germany73 contributions
    A must visit for vintage car lovers
    A nice building with very well thought-out displays, friendly staff, a reasonably-priced gift shop (that's refreshing!) and a small area for coffee and snacks. Not just a collection of beautiful cars (mostly Porsche and VW) but also cool memorabilia! Just the right amount of people, not crowded at all. Comfortably seen in 2 hours. Definitely worth the price and highly recommended! Already mentioned it to my friends. PS: simulator is nice too!
    Visited August 2020
    Traveled solo
    Written August 23, 2020
  • Toot toot
    19 contributions
    Small but perfectly formed
    Small museum for Porsche and racing car officiandos. Very much enjoyed display on count trips the racing drivers. Unusual display of cars (not a huge number)
    Visited June 2019
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 13, 2019
  • Lee B
    Purley, United Kingdom304 contributions
    Great small museum worth and hour of your time
    If you are in the area and have an hour spare then i can highly suggest a visit to this small museum. It is only 10 euros and although small i do not think that this is overpriced at all. The main hall level is the best and has a variety of ages of cars, mostly Porsche's but also some other unique ones that i am sure are scarce to see in the world. Really clean and modern museum and suits all ages. Some really nice cars and interesting items. Only takes an hour to get around the whole lot tbh. Toilets are clean and their is a cafe on site too. Well worth a visit.
    Visited April 2015
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 28, 2015
  • MCAbram
    Kristiansand, Norway26 contributions
    Great museum
    For a car guy this is a must see. Great museum with a lot of beautiful cars. But it's a bit expensive to get in. When we visited the basement exhibit were of early racing cars. Loved the smell of oil there
    Written February 6, 2015
  • MKPaul
    Gruissan, France60 contributions
    Petrolhead heaven
    The small Prototyp motor museum is excellent for we petrolheads who can change a big end bearing or who understand coefficient of drag. Cars, racing history, trophies and films tell the story. Most of the exhibits are Volkswagen or Porsche, and they give an important insight into the early-days development of their vehicles. There is an important display of wind-tunnel practice in the basement. There is no mention of women in motoring (not even the mums whose housekeeping was diverted into the family's KdF savings tin). But children will love the museum. As this is a private museum, it does not close on Mondays (rare for Germany). The gift shop is excellent, with a big choice of low-priced souvenirs. Good cafe and toilets, but the coatrack is insecure and there are no coin-operated lockers. The location is 10-minutes walk - 700 metres - from the Markthalle exit of Steinstrasse U-bahn station. It is very close to the international maritime museum.
    Visited December 2019
    Written December 28, 2019
  • francobonelli1
    Odense, Denmark25 contributions
    Excellent way to spend an afternoon
    Not the biggest museum in the world, but what it lacks in size more than makes up for with interesting exhibits and for any F1 fans - Michael Schumacher 1st F1 car! A must for any car fan and generally interesting for anyone. Cheap, well worth the money and super-friendly accommodating staff. Highly recommend you visit 😊
    Visited July 2019
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 7, 2019
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TravellingWizard
Bengaluru, India271 contributions
Dec 2019
Firstly, I wouldn't even call this is a museum and its more of a showroom for a few exotic cars. There were probably 25-30 cars spread over 2 floors of a building and a basement for pictures and memorabilia. Considering that I paid only 15 euros for miniatur wonderland, the 14.5 euros charge for this was quite steep and definitely not worth it. The only consolation was Michael Schumacher's Jordan F1.
Written January 24, 2020
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Sr_Fernandez
Hamburg, Germany73 contributions
Aug 2020 • Solo
A nice building with very well thought-out displays, friendly staff, a reasonably-priced gift shop (that's refreshing!) and a small area for coffee and snacks.
Not just a collection of beautiful cars (mostly Porsche and VW) but also cool memorabilia!
Just the right amount of people, not crowded at all. Comfortably seen in 2 hours.
Definitely worth the price and highly recommended!
Already mentioned it to my friends.
PS: simulator is nice too!
Written August 23, 2020
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Toot toot
19 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Small museum for Porsche and racing car officiandos. Very much enjoyed display on count trips the racing drivers. Unusual display of cars (not a huge number)
Written June 13, 2019
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Lee B
Purley, UK304 contributions
Apr 2015 • Friends
If you are in the area and have an hour spare then i can highly suggest a visit to this small museum. It is only 10 euros and although small i do not think that this is overpriced at all. The main hall level is the best and has a variety of ages of cars, mostly Porsche's but also some other unique ones that i am sure are scarce to see in the world. Really clean and modern museum and suits all ages. Some really nice cars and interesting items. Only takes an hour to get around the whole lot tbh. Toilets are clean and their is a cafe on site too. Well worth a visit.
Written April 28, 2015
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MCAbram
Kristiansand, Norway26 contributions
For a car guy this is a must see. Great museum with a lot of beautiful cars. But it's a bit expensive to get in. When we visited the basement exhibit were of early racing cars. Loved the smell of oil there
Written February 6, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

MKPaul
Gruissan, France60 contributions
Dec 2019
The small Prototyp motor museum is excellent for we petrolheads who can change a big end bearing or who understand coefficient of drag. Cars, racing history, trophies and films tell the story.

Most of the exhibits are Volkswagen or Porsche, and they give an important insight into the early-days development of their vehicles. There is an important display of wind-tunnel practice in the basement. There is no mention of women in motoring (not even the mums whose housekeeping was diverted into the family's KdF savings tin). But children will love the museum.

As this is a private museum, it does not close on Mondays (rare for Germany). The gift shop is excellent, with a big choice of low-priced souvenirs. Good cafe and toilets, but the coatrack is insecure and there are no coin-operated lockers. The location is 10-minutes walk - 700 metres - from the Markthalle exit of Steinstrasse U-bahn station. It is very close to the international maritime museum.
Written December 28, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

francobonelli1
Odense, Denmark25 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Not the biggest museum in the world, but what it lacks in size more than makes up for with interesting exhibits and for any F1 fans - Michael Schumacher 1st F1 car!
A must for any car fan and generally interesting for anyone. Cheap, well worth the money and super-friendly accommodating staff. Highly recommend you visit 😊
Written July 7, 2019
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Piia V
Estonia24 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
The museum consisted mostly of Porsches, but the museum was still interesting. The cars were pleasing to look at even if you don't know much about them. The information and history about them are more interesting if you know or are interested in cars. One of the floors is dedicated to history.
The museum is laid out on multiple floors, but there isn't a lot to look at.
The labels are electronic. They are in English and they show both pictures and history about the cars.
We visited during the week in the afternoon when there weren't a lot of other visitors. The museum is generally very stylish and modern.
The museum's location is surrounded by beautiful views of both historical and modern buildings.
Tickets to enter were reasonably priced.
We parked at a parking house nearby, but it was very full.
Written July 6, 2019
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ashwingo
Johannesburg, South Africa99 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
The entrance fare to this is a reasonable 10 Euros. It comprised of 3 levels of exhibitions unsurprisingly mostly Porsches which I really enjoyed. I ended up spending about 2 hours there. There is also a coffee shop and souvenirs which I did not try. Some interesting cars are on display. There are some multimedia presentations but unfortunately not in English which was disappointing. Overall good value for money and since it was indoors it was a nice reprieve from the cold and rain outside. I do enjoy cars and their history so for me it was a good outing to see old cars and their fascinating history. Worth a visit if you enjoy cars.
Written April 14, 2019
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Hans L
Randers, Denmark245 contributions
Feb 2019 • Family
There aren't a lot of cars but you will get a lecture in some of the more special models if you take the time to read the documentation
Written February 15, 2019
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