On a recent Audi trip to their Headquarters in Ingolstadt, Germany, I toured their car museum and chronicled the visit with the following pictures. I have been fortunate to visit the museum before, and happily, the exhibits are changed and updated from year to year. Whether you are picking up your new Audi through their European Delivery Program, or just visiting the Bavarian section of Germany (Ingolstadt is only 35 miles from Munich in Southeastern Germany), I strongly recommend a guided tour through the museum. BTW, while you are there, make sure to schedule a tour of the manufacturing facility, which is adjacent to the museum and Audi's World Headquarters.
A couple of highlights at the museum: there is a HUGE display of Concept cars that slowly rotate on a giant apparatus that looks like a slow-roasting rotisserie. Make sure you spend at least 10 minutes there, to see all of the priceless one-of-a-kind prototypes...many of which became actual vehicles. or the basis for them. Next, are the original Horch cars from the early 1900's; these were all hand-built and the custom detail work on each car is superb. Then, I really enjoyed the cars from the 60's and 70's; while 40 to 50 years old, these styles are still very contemporary in their design. Since I am an avid motorcyclist, I can't resist to show you some pictures of DKW motorcycles (DKW is one of the 4 "rings" on the badge of Audi cars today (Audi, Horch, DKW, and Wanderer). Finally, with the Audi 100 (the first car pictured in the attached portfolio), one gets to see the first "REAL" Audi in many enthusiasts' minds: this is the first car made as an Audi that was purposely designed, engineered and manufactured as such...many say the true foundation of the cars we see today.
If you visit the museum, make sure you take a guided tour; ours was only an hour, and I could easily have taken a guided stroll that lasted several hours; our guide was excellent, and the history of both Audi, and of the automobile, itself, fascinating.
Enjoy the virtual tour! Russ