Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim

There are different attractions at the Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim: you can enjoy Imax technology at the cinema, enter the Concorde and its twin the Tupolev TU 144, slip from a cockpit to an exhibition hall, control a Panther tank. Moreover, you can play like a child (seesaw, you know…), go to the restaurant, dream with the American cars of the Fifties…

Technikmuseum Sinsheim - Sherman Panzer am Eingang

This Sherman tank welcomes you at the Technikmuseum Sinsheim.


I’m pretty sure I won’t ever buy a pink car. Yet…it’s so cool!


But first of all, I visited this Museum together with Astrid since there are some interesting Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFVs).

(By the way, should you be interested in really nice photos of this place, have a look at  Fantic Motor Legend.)

The homepage of the Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim shows only part of its AFV collection, which means a nice surprise for the modeller.

One of the exhibition halls collect such vehicles as the “RC” Panther, some Kübelwagen, a wonderful SdKfz 10 Demag halftrack, trucks of the Wehrmacht (one of them fitted with the Drilling unit), a Sherman tank, Panzer III, Panzer IV, and many many AFVs again.

Demag halftrack at the Auto & Technik MUSEUM SINSHEIM

SdKfz 10 Demag halftrack


Also displayed are a Pak 36/37, a Pak 5cm, original uniforms of WWII, different kinds of weapons and, finally, the

Panzerkampfwagen V Panther

Panzerkampfwagen V Panther at the Auto & Technik MUSEUM SINSHEIM

Panzerkampfwagen V Panther: the king of the Museum (yet they don’t know, I guess)


A wrecked Panther -maybe the crew sabotaged it- with square Zimmerit pattern, hold within a transparent protective theca, enlightened by an evocative red light. Stunning!

No mention of it indeed, in the Museum homepage…


Modeller’s concentration.


Moreover, many AFVs and guns are displayed outside, for example two T34, one Pak 75, but all of them so close to one another that a walk-around is impossible.

T34 at the Auto & Technik MUSEUM SINSHEIM

T34 displayed outdoors.

Pak 40 at the Auto & Technik MUSEUM SINSHEIM

Pak 40 displayed outdoors.


Trust me, this place is really worth a visit. The only thing I wished they had done, is to better arrange their exhibits. Here comes another example: there is an almost hidden Hummel inside, unattainable since many other vehicles are placed around it. That’s not right!

Hummel at the Auto & Technik MUSEUM SINSHEIM

Hidden Hummel


However, wriggling and rolling around, I was able to achieve some close-ups:

Demag halftrack at Auto & Technik MUSEUM SINSHEIM

Demag halftrack. Clasp of the engine cover.

Kübelwagen at Auto & Technik MUSEUM SINSHEIM

Kübelwagen windshield clasp.


That is it. I hope to be back at the museum in Sinsheim and to have the chance to enjoy better the stuff down there…

See you with the next post.


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