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    THE BLUE FLAME

    by balhannah Written Jun 24, 2013

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    Look at the photo - Isn't this a mean, lean racing machine!

    This is another famous vehicle on show at the Museum. Named the "BLUE FLAME," this rocket-powered vehicle driven by Gary Gabelich , achieved a world land speed record on Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah on October 23, 1970.

    The new record the Blue Flame set, was 622.407 miles per hour (1,001.667 km/h) for the flying mile, 630.389 miles per hour (1,014.513 km/h) for the flying kilometre.

    The vehicle is 11.4 metres long and 2.34 metres wide. Its tyres are very a smooth tread surface to help prevent heat buildup.

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    THOSE FAST CAR'S!

    by balhannah Written Jun 24, 2013

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    I hear you say....Now I am talking!

    These are the ones you stand and "wish" you had the money to buy!
    These are the Aston Martin's, Jaguar's, Ferrari's, Lamborghini's, Porsche's sitting quietly in one of the lanes!
    These are the "Sport's Car's, the ones with 500hp, who can reach incredible speeds, the ones that dreaming is all about!

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    SMALL GERMAN CARS

    by balhannah Written Jun 24, 2013

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    This section I enjoy viewing in any Car Museum. Why? Don't you think they're cute, so small, some with only three wheels!
    These cars were built in the post war period, and were travelling along the open roads, some were good, and some were extremely bad!

    In Australia, there was an advert talking about the Goggomobil, here there is a permanent exhibition “50 Years of Goggomobil & Co.” where on show are more than a dozen of these vehicles.

    The BMW Isetta, became known as "Das rollende Ei" (the rolling egg). To enter the car, the front door was where the bonnet is in modern cars now! The Isetta could get 60 mpg in a time when gas was hard to come by, due to the Suez Crisis of 1956. BMW produced about 160,000 Isettas until 1964 when the Mini took over.

    Another trip down memory lane was the "Trabant,"' a small car produced in East Germany. The main selling points were that it had room for four adults and luggage in a compact, light and durable shell. Its poor performance, outdated and inefficient two-stroke engine (which returned poor fuel economy for the car's size and produced smoky exhaust), and production shortages, the Trabant is on the list of "50 worst cars ever made."

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    LOCOMOTIVES

    by balhannah Written Jun 24, 2013

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    This area of the Museum isn't huge, I have seen much better elsewhere in the world, especially at
    PORT ADELAIDE in Australia, that just deals in Trains only.

    Here, it is part of a large Museum. On display is a mountain locomotive from Switzerland known as the "Crocodile" and a few others. It does give you a close up view, and gives you a chance to see just how big they are when you stand beside them without any platform making them look smaller.

    I think it was in a different section, but same Hall, where I came across the model train set, somewhere for the big and small kids to enjoy watching.

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    VINTAGE CARS HALL

    by balhannah Updated Jun 24, 2013

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    This is where we decided to go first. Make sure you have your ticket as you need it to get in!

    Upon entry, one of my first sights was of MICHAEL SCHUMACHER'S clothing which he wore in 1994, a very controversial year for Schumacher. For Formula 1 addicts, this is something to see and take a photo of. There is more though!

    The largest Formula 1 collection of cars from former years in Europe is here!
    McLaren, Lotus, Williams and Benetton and many others are all on display for us to have a look at. At each display, is an information board on the car, etc. Remember the famous drivers too, Alain Prost, Nigel Mansell and Ayrton Senna who sadly lost his life. Photo's, parts of these vehicles, anything to do with these vehicles is on display, it is EXCELLENT!

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    AUTOMATED ROBOT'S

    by balhannah Written Jun 24, 2013

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    One of the first things you see when when entering the 'VINTAGE CARS HALL' are the Robot's. Now, if they are not working, then you may miss them, as we looked at them and then walked past. Later we saw them working. We just happened to hear a lot of loud banging and clanging, so we headed towards the noise and found the contraption in my first 3 photo's working. What we didn't know or see, was the box where you drop a 1 euro coin to start the Robot.

    It was named an "Imperator mobile." I have looked up the word "Imperator" and found its a smoke generator. Take a good look at the photo, and you can see garden implement's of all kinds and any other trash that could be found to make this machine. It was interesting to see all the parts working!

    The other Robot, was a genuine industry robot that you would find in car manufacturing plants.
    It takes the place of human labour and was another interesting robot to watch.

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    AUTO & TECHNIK MUSEUM

    by balhannah Updated Jun 24, 2013

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    I had read about this museum and knew my husband would enjoy it, so it was included in our German itinerary!
    What we didn't realize, was you really need a whole day to see everything. In saying this, we arrived before lunch and stayed till nearly closing time. We saw heaps although not everything.
    It was enough for us, as by then we were very tired. We still feel we got our monies worth.

    So, what is there to see? Probably everything that has an engine. Classical vintage cars, sports cars, Formula-1 exhibition, airplanes, motorcycles, trucks, engines, musical instruments, and more.
    The Museum has an indoor space of 30,000sq metres, more than 3,000 exhibits, an Imax 3D cinema, Restaurant's, shop and playground.

    The Museum is open the WHOLE YEAR. from 9 - 6pm daily
    Saturday & Sunday open from 9am till 7pm.

    The IMAX 3D giant screen theater is open 365 days of the year. Films start every hour and are shown in German language. If you can, check before you go what is showing at what time, or you may be disappointed, some films are only shown once.

    ENTRY FEE - There are many different combinations.

    Combined Ticket: Auto & Technik MUSEUM SINSHEIM IMAX 3D Cinema*
    € 7,50 - child to 5yrs € 15,-- child 6yrs - 14yrs € 19,-- Adults

    Auto & Technik MUSEUM SINSHEIM Free € 12,-- € 14,--

    IMAX 3D Cinema* € 7,50 € 7,50 € 10,--

    Supercombo:Auto & Technik MUSEUM SINSHEIM IMAX 3D Cinema*
    Technik MUSEUM SPEYER IMAX DOME Cinema*
    € 27, to 14 yrs -- €35 Adults

    There are also packages for 2days including one night accommodation.

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    Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim

    by Maria250 Updated Aug 21, 2011

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    Situated on an area of over 30.000m² indoors, and in open-air grounds comprising in excess of 50.000m², the Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim, offers you more than 3.000 exhibits. Among them the original Concorde of the AirFrance plus a russian supersonic-jet Tupolev TU-144 and 300 vintage cars, 200 motorbikes, 40 race- and sports cars, 27 locomotives, 50 airplanes, 150 tractors, steam engines and trucks. A world sensation is the IMAX 3D movie theater, where you can enjoy the experience of three-dimensional movies on a 20x27m screen. The Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim is open on 365 days of the year from 9am to 6pm. Saturday & Sunday open till 7pm. It's situated directly along the Autobahn A6 (exit 33 Sinsheim or exit 34 Sinsheim-Steinsfurt) between the cities of Mannheim and Heilbronn (South Germany). Clear signs and directives will lead you straight from the Autobahn to our extensive, free car- and bus parking facilities.

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    Military exibits at Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim

    by Maria250 Updated Aug 21, 2011

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    At all times technological innovations have not only been used in the civilian sector but for military purposes as well. Often the Military department was the driving force to make many inventions possible in the first place.

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    Geek or Unique? Auto & Technik Museum

    by JessH Updated May 1, 2011

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    This indoor / outdoor activity museum is situated on an area of over 80.000 sq metres with more than 3,000 exhibits! I have been here many times, and it's great for visitors of all ages.

    View everything from vintage cars, helicopters, Formula One racing cars, Planes, Steam trains, motocycles, American Dream Cars, and much more. The museum also has an IMAX 3D cinema and separate flight simulators.

    One of my favourite exhibits consists of 16 of the legendary Mercedes compressor-cars, among them specimens from the 1920s - 30s. I also love the American Legends cars (gimme a pink Cadillac...) I've been here many times, both as a child, a teenager and an adult, and I've always enjoyed it. The museum steadily adds new attractions to appeal to all ages.

    Opening Hours: 365 days a year! 09:00am - 06:00pm.
    Saturday & Sunday open until 07:00pm.

    Entrance Fees (Year 2011):
    Adults: 14 EURO for Museum / 18 EURO incl. IMAX.
    Children (under 14 yrs): 12 EURO for Museum / 14 EURO incl. IMAX.

    Please note that I must give credit for any additional technical information, particularly on planes, to my husband... he's the "plane-spotter" of the family and naturally had a great time at the museum!

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    Local Festivities & Events: CHRISTMAS MARKET

    by JessH Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Xmas markets in Germany are beautiful

    Naturally, Sinsheim is most well-known for its magnificent Auto & Technik Museum, but let's not forget the traditional events & festivities that are held in almost every German town & village throughout the year!

    The Sinsheim Xmas Market takes place during the first Advent-Weekend (Year 2007: 01.12.07 - 02.12.07) in the city centre.

    Like all German Xmas markets, there are food stands with roast chestnuts, Gluehwein (mulled wine), sausages and baked sweets. There are also rides for the kids and stands where you can by local handicrafts.

    The other suburbs/parts of Sinsheim also hold their own Xmas Markets:
    Duehren: 6th December 2007 (Nikolaus Fest)
    Waldangelloch: 8th December 2007.
    Rohrbach: 9th December 2007.

    Germany is reknown for its beautiful Xmas Markets. For a full index of all major Xmas markets, this is a very useful website! (unfortunately only in German) http://www.weihnachtsmarkt-deutschland.de/termine.html/

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    The Formula 1 departement

    by Roeffie Updated Mar 12, 2007

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    These are just a little grip from the Formula 1 cars available at Sinsheim. Cars driven by famous drivers like Nigel Mansell, Michael Schumacher etc.

    Ferrari engines, Ford engines. Just stand there and imagine the power and unbearable noise these topmachines reach.

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