TOUR OF THE TECHNICAL SPEYER AND SINSHEIM MUSEUMS
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Museums of Sinsheim and Speyer are located in South Manheim, Germany, 140 km from Strasbourg. These two museums, indivisible, created respectively in 1981 and 1991 exhibit mainly locomotion machinery, whether on land, air or water and even underwater. They have combined for 20 ha including 5 covered. It is absolutely an awesome experience to visit on these two sites only 40 km distant as for old and rare models.
Exposed 120 aircraft (including an Antonov AN-22, a Concorde, a TU 144 and a Boeing 747 "Jumbo Jet") and 70 helicopters, 350 vintage cars (including collections of American Fifties, Mercedes and Maybach) 40 fire fighting vehicles, 200 motorcycles, 40 Formula 1 and sports cars, 47 locomotives, 1 boat 34 m long dry dock, and even submarines, besides a naval museum and another for scaled models. They can also see impressive power generators and marine engines. These museums are claiming 1.7 million visitors a year.
Mechanical organs are many and varied, scattered in all corners of museums, allow a visit to period music among different models.
Regarding construction equipment, they can see a lot of very old steam rollers and locomobiles, dozers, dumpers, loaders, scrapers, tractors and other industrial vehicles whose pictures show one aspect.
For those interested by general mechanics and vehicles in particular, they must visit these museums. Two words are needed then : gigantism and diversity.