Stuttgart. The museum of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, has passed the million visitor mark just two and a half years after opening: Today, museum director Achim Stejskal welcomed not just one, but 13 school children from India as jubilee guests. "We are very pleased to have been able to surprise these Indian boys and girls from Mumbai," explained Achim Stejskal. "Almost 35 percent of our visitors are guests from other countries. Fascination for the Porsche brand and its history continues undiminished, all around the world."
Museum director Achim Stejskal invited the class from Mumbai to take a look behind the scenes: In the museum workshop, which is not normally accessible to visitors, the school children were able to take a seat in a 1954 Porsche 550 Spyder. At the end of their visit, the young jubilee guests received a very special surprise: The Porsche Museum is to support their school project. The boys and girls construct a well in a village close to their school.
Since its opening on 31 January 2009, the Porsche Museum has provided more than 5,100 tours through the 5,600 m2 exhibition and hosted ten special exhibitions. Many celebrities from all over the world, including Jerry Seinfeld, Paris Hilton, Jamiroquai, Robby Naish, Udo Lindenberg and Peter Maffay have also taken an interest in this historic vehicle collection on Porscheplatz. Tickets sold to date would stretch a total of 150 km from Stuttgart to Lake Constance. Furthermore, since then more than 300 classics from the museum's collection have been travelling the world as rolling brand ambassadors, attending historic racing and classic car events.
Whitsun sees the Porsche Museum opening exclusively for its visitors with the current special exhibition "Ferdinand Porsche - Pioneer of the Hybrid Drive" running until Whit Monday, 13 June 2011. The Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 9 am to 6 pm. Entry costs € 8, € 4 for concessions. Children under the age of 14 go free when accompanied by an adult. Further information is available on the internet from www.porsche.com/museum.
Note: Image materials on the one millionth visitor and the Porsche Museum are available to accredited journalists from the Porsche press database located at http://presse.porsche.de/.
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