The Opel Museum in rüsselsheim

The Opel Museum in rüsselsheim

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  • Country: Germany
  • City: Rüsselsheim
  • Address: Riemker Str. 22

Opel is one of the most famous and popular worldwide brands of German cars. Her symbol in the form of a zigzag or lightning is recognizable even by those who have little to do with the motor or driving machine. But few familiar with the history of this brand.

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The History Of Opel

About it tells visitors in the Museum at the birthplace of the Creator of the brand, in the small town of Rüsselsheim near Frankfurt. Adam Opel has decided to get ahead in life, not to continue his father’s business. He opened in his native town factory sewing machines, and he developed a prototype. Then the talented entrepreneur has started the production of bicycles. Then the factory produced motorcycles, and even planned to create missiles, but the Creator of the brand did not live up to the first car of 4 years.

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Museum and exposition

Created near the company’s factory Museum cars Opel has a huge and very expensive in every sense of the collection of cars of different times. Interestingly, about 80% of all exhibits are on the move and periodically “rolled out” for trips around town and for various events.

Already in the courtyard of the Museum visitors are greeted by a bus “Blitz” in 1954. Machine on the go and it rolls guide visitors around the Museum site. In the bus original wood trim and all the equipment that enthralls tourists.

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The on-site Museum contains not only samples of all production cars of the brand from the very first models, in which Farah stood the most ordinary candles, to the last, released in our time, but also a unique concept cars. The notion of concept in the automotive industry in Germany was developed in the Opel. Opel Experimental GT is considered the first European concept car. Of course, that he exhibited in the Museum. This bright orange machine was not included in the series, but was carefully preserved for posterity.

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Hours: every day from 9:00 to 17:00, except Saturday and Sunday
The Museum contains many different models that were created as concepts and prototypes, but did not be produced by a variety of different reasons. They are all represented in the exhibition and are of great interest not only as samples of the plant, but also as a reminder of the daring genius of their creators were ahead of their time.

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Original cars are exhibited not only in the main halls, but also in the underground Parking lot of the Museum. At every step there are as quite unusual and unexpected from the point of view of design cars and conventional series products. A well recognized, because in the postwar era most of the Soviet cars are based on Opel, for example, the famous Muscovite is a reincarnation of the Opel Cadet.

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The most interesting feature of this Museum is that all the exhibits can be touched, felt the cold metal and smooth paint.