To be honest im not really a VAG guy, but when the opportunity arose to look around the Audi Plant on a recent business trip (to another company) in the lunch break, how could i turn it down?
The plant itself is a massive city full of huge buildings and halls, but i forgot to take some photos. When i asked if there is a museum (to plan a future visit), the question quickly turned into a spontanous visit with my host and colleagues. It was completely unplanned, so we didn’t have a lot of time and i didn’t bring any camera gear. So a few Mobile phone pictures have to do it.
We started off in the “Embloyee Car center”, where employees can buy brand new Audi cars for a discount price. It’s basically a complete Audi flagshop store in the middle of the plant, just for their Employees, with a nice selection of R / RS / E-tron cars on Display:
Second, we went across the road for the “Cusgtomer pickup Center”. If you buy a brand new Audi, you can choose the “facktory pickup package”. It will allow you to get a factory tour first, and then you are asked to wait in an airport-lounge like area with an Audi gift shop an dmuch more. When youre name is called – “Mr. Müller, Your car is ready” – you can walk over a small bridge and down to the pickup area shown here. It’s an Alley of random Audi cars, from classics to normal cars from the lineup. wher your car will be driven in. Then explained to you in detail by an Audi expert.
The cars were displayed in chronolical order and started with the very first ones
Unfortunately we really didn’t have a lot of time. there are People working in the exhibition really waiting to explain you all the details and answer your questions.
The cars you see here are only a fraction of the miseum. It’s not the largest company museum but very well curated and a nice selection of cars.
Next time i’ll spend more time there. Also on the way back home we came across the sign of the official Mercedes museum. Most probably a visit worth planning for my next trip to bavaria 🙂