Vehicle Collection

Please understand if not all vehicles can be seen in the exhibition at all times.

Historic Hall Overview

Scenery around LEUNA fuel pumps

Gleiwitzer Straße

citizen garden / Pub

Stoewer, after Daimler and Benz the oldest German car manufacturer-The usual way to become a car manufacturer in Germany -sewing machines-tool machines-typewriters-bicycles-motor bikes-cars

Look into the Hall

A place to relax with a drink

The „successors“ of the Auto Union

The Motor Bike Park

Technically extraordinary but not an economic success,

The Magnet – very popular as a taxi in the suburbs of Berlin in the 10th of last century

The Phaenomobil – earliest ancestor of the ROBUR commercial vehicles

The Megola – superb technology

DKW – the vehicle to mobilize the people and the biggest motor bike manufacturer in the world

DKW Auto – Gallery

DKW commercial cars,the solution for small shops and workmen made by Auto Union

… and for a journey with the family on the weekends

…and with the DKW Luxury Convertible for the very demanding driver/ family

The Sonderklasse was designed to be DKW‘s full size sedan,technically very interesting, but economically not successfull

The stunning sports car,the DKW F 5 Roadster

Wanderer – the reliable middle class made by Auto Union

The motor cycles were the start of Wanderer‘s road vehicle production after being extremely successful with their typewriters

The first car made by Wanderer – the Puppchen
W 8 in original condition with about 2500 km on the meter

An absolutely original Wanderer Grand Prix race car based on a W 8 chassis

A W 8 chassis never being sold to a customer,it has never been running

W 22 – one of the first models after the merger

W 25 K The beautiful sports car during the Auto Union era

W 25K

The W 40 In the middle of the 30ties the solid and reliable sedan for middle class buyers

and the W 26 Pullman-Limousine for higher demands and buyers with a bigger wallet

The new face of Auto Union cars after 1935
The existence of Auto Union‘s centralised R&D department carried the first fruits

W 24 – the reliable small Wanderer

W 23

W 23 – it‘s more luxurious brother

AUDI – the Auto Union – ring for the individualist and the sportsdriver

The first new Audi after the merger – the UW 40,

technically very interesting but did not live up to the expectations economically…

…facelifted to the type 225…

…here as a six window sedan with Golde sunroof

Gläser has manufactured 25 units of a beautifully shaped Special Cabriolet

Gläser Cabriolet Audi 920 carries the colours of the original sales brochure

Audi 225 (open / closed)
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Audi 225 (open / closed)
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Audi with the new face

The Audi 920 was the top development and product launch of the Auto Union before the production of civil cars came to its end.It was expensive but buyers were excited by its shape and performance. Unfortunately WW 2 has stopped manufacturing of this very promising car and only a few of them have survived

Audi 920

Audi 920

Gläser Cabriolet Audi 920 , absolutely original condition and with exciting history

Audi 920 Gläser Cabriolet similar historic background, “returned from the East“

Horch – the luxury ring of the Auto Union

Horch

The 830 family with long wheelbase
… the Pullman Sedan for the „boss“ on the right rear seat

The „ small „ Horch cars with the V 8 engine were just developed before the four companies have merged and were the most successful Horch‘s in terms of manufactured units

… and if he was fancy for „topless“ as a four door Sedan Convertible

The new face for this line came 1937 as Horch 930 V,manufactured as a reliable four door sedan,here with sunroof

…as a Sport Cabriolet, here the one off made by Gläser

… and as a stunning Roadster,one of 35 units made by Gläser

Horch 930V (open / closed)
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The big Horch‘s were amongst the top products of the German Automobile Industry,definitely the number one in terms of sale of luxury cars.
The straight eight with overhead camshaft has already been introduced before the merger and was manufactured up to the end of civil car production with several modifications

Horch has brought the model 750  to the “wedding” – here as an Open Tourer, one of two known survivors

… the 780 Sport Cabriolet

..the 851 Pullman Sedan, it was the last model manufactured with rigid rear axle up to 1937

… and the crown of Horch‘s existence,the 670,twelve cylinder introduced in the time of the Great Depression,extremely expensive,six cars are known to have survived

One of the first developments after the merger was the beautiful and very succesful
853 Sport Cabriolet

and it‘s facelifted brother 853 A – here the parade car of the president of the Berlin Police,in use up to 1951

Horch 853 (closed / open)
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Horch 853 (closed / open)
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The „luxury liners“ from Horch came with an extreme long wheelbase and were called 951 and 951 A (facelifted)

The period sales brochure showed the Pullman Sedan

…the very expensive Pullman Convertible made by Gläser,here in unique original condition

The four door Sedan Convertible was never part of the brochure,just manufactured by Gläser on special request

7 units of the beautiful short wheelbase Roadster were manufactured with a Horch body

Auto Union during World War 2 and it’s preparation

During the historically short existence of the Auto Union it received frequently orders from the Reichswehr and the Wehrmacht.
The war was the reason for the end of the manufacturing of civil cars and at the end of the Auto Union as well.
It was the reason that the number of military vehicles manufactured by the Auto Union was bigger than that of all civil motor cars.

We want to introduce just two examples wearing the modified well known V 8 engine…

KFZ 15 – Military Staff Transporter and

KFZ 17 – Radio Car

It usually will not fit to the Auto Union theme but last but not least very important for our home town Wurzen is the exhibited Polymobil.

It is in very original condition but ready to run and was the first motor car in Wurzen
The manufacturer were the Polyphon – Musikwerke in Leipzig. Leipzig was the world centre of manufacturers of mechanical music instruments at the beginning of the last century. Polyphon, one of the big three started manufacturing of cars first with the name Polymobil and later as DUX.

Polymobil 1904