The modern exhibition at Ferdinand Porsche birth house has three main sections: Enginering spirit, Mobility and Family. The main focus is on Ferdinand Porsche’s engineering and designing spirit: in this authentic place, his exceptional personality is presented in a historical context and the path towards achieving individual mobility, which culminated with the design of the Volkswagen car, is depicted here. The exhibition also highlights the pivotal moments in the development of engineering and design as an art form, Ferdinand Porsche’s lifework. Using iPads, the visitors can learn about the broader context and find out more about the respective exhibits.
The illuminated display cases present the historical milestones of design and engineering starting with the first tools to the inventions that will soon be on the market. Special attention has been paid to the region of Bohemia and its rich, local tradition of technical development.
The core of this part of the exhibition is a vehicle related to life and work of Ferdinand Porsche. It is here that visitors will find several demonstrations of development work, design studies and research projects for the car of tomorrow. All this is accompanied by an outlook on the future of mobility.
This section is dominated by a large family table dedicated to the Porsche family. The table is covered with memorabilia and stories recounting the life of Ferdinand Porsche in Vratislavice, Vienna, Viennese Newton, Stuttgart, Wolfsburg, Gmünd and Zell am See. A wealth of period photographs is a gateway to a multimedia presentations his life and work.
Tours for school groups
F. Porsche Birth House e-tickets
|Ferdinand Porsche Birth House
|Combined ticket F. Porsche Birth House & Škoda Museum***
* Concessions: children under 15, students under 26, seniors over 65, Škoda Auto employees (employee ID card required).
Free admission: Disabled (ZTP, ZTP/P) plus 1 person as an attendant, children under 6, journalists, employees of museums, galleries (AMG card required), groups' bus drivers, 1 person as an attendant for travel agency groups, 2 persons as attendants for school groups. Also all Škoda Auto employees and former employees in retirement on every Sunday (The free admission applies to one employee and one accompanying person. The employee card has to be presented at the museum cash desk. The tour is individual, unguided.)
*** Combined tickets are valid for the individual tours without a guide.
Extra charge per person for tours outside the opening/business hours: 50 CZK