Impressive facts about Eisenach's automotive history

Cars have been built in Eisenach for more than 120 years. Where once the famous Wartburg rolled off the assembly line, today an exhibition maintained with loving dedication presents the eventful history of automobile construction in Eisenach - from the Wartburg motor car to the Opel.

In 1899, the first "Wartburg Motor Cars" left the production plant in Eisenach and established the automotive manufacturing tradition that is still alive today. In 1928, the BMW was born here. The last car produced at the factory rolled directly from the assembly line into the museum in 1991.

In a historic factory hall, the "automobile welt eisenach" presents an impressive exhibition: historic vehicles, body studies, prototypes and construction plans are among the fine pieces of the museum. A special highlight is an AWE racing car that achieved sensational successes against Porsche, Maserati and Borgward.

Since April 2018, the "automobile world eisenach" museum has been enriched by one more attraction. On display is a historic Dixi repair workshop dating from 1912 on an area of approximately 60 m². 12 original machine tools driven by transmission belt drives show the industrial and craft working methods at the beginning of the last century, supplemented by a contemporary carpentry and wheelwright's workshop. All machines with transmission drive are fully functional and can also be shown in operation during special tours.