Porsche Museum Gmuend

Discover the little-known history of Ferdinand Porsche and his cars at the Gmuend Porsche museum, the only private Porsche museum in Europe. Gmuend is a 25 minute drive from Chalet Kolbnitz and is a small, picturesque medieval walled town with attractive bars and restaurants which in summer is known for its programme of art and cultural events.

Prof. Dr. Ing. h. c. Ferdinand Porsche, lived and worked in Carinthia from 1944 to 1950. It was here in Gmuend, that the first car to bear the name Porsche, was built - the legendary Porsche 356. Forty four coupes and eight convertabiles of this design were built by 300 employees in the Gmuend works.

The museum covers the whole range of Porsche designs from Austro-Daimler to the Volkswagen and includes information on Porsche's surprisingly eco friendly philosophy. The stars of course are the cars, including a split screen Gmuend coupe (unfinished) and a number of classic early road and race cars.

Entrance was 7 euros at the time of writing (05.10) and it open daily throughout the year.