Mobility and Technology
From cycling and motor sports to the hands-on area: Hall III is dedicated to people's need for movement and the technology that moves us.
The Joy of Movement
Movement is as much a part of human life as food. We need to move to keep our bodies fit; but movement is also associated with fun, joy and sporting adventure. The small exhibition unit on the gallery of Hall III reminds us what movement means for survival in nature and what people used to come up with to move faster on their own two feet.
Cycling and Motorsports
The trendsetters of the 19th century used bicycles and automobiles first and foremost for sporting competitions. Bicycle and automobile races of all kinds have been an integral part of automobile culture ever since. In the early days, sports bikes and racing cars also provided important technical impulses for the development of private transport. You will find the appropriate exhibits on our "Cycling Curve" and the "Racing Steps", including well-known vehicles such as the Audi "Alpensieger" from 1912 or the Auto Union Type C from 1936.
The industrial age mobilised people and goods. The demand for transport increased rapidly and required fast, efficient means of transport. Railways and motor vehicles revolutionised transport and traffic. The fundamental basic innovations were followed by ever new generations of vehicles. To this day, the automotive sector is one of the industries with the most patents.
Selected historical highlight exhibits in this area tell of fundamental inventions and the large and small innovations in the vehicle sector. Here you will find, among other things, the steam locomotive "Puffing Billy", the Benz-Patent-Motorwagen, Rumpler's "Tropfenwagen" or even a city scooter from the time before the First World War.
The "Bicycle Curtain"
Bicycles have a long history of development and an interesting technical history. Filled with around 20 special exhibits, this exhibition area illustrates the fundamental technical development of the two-wheeler from the hobby-horse to the high-tech bicycle of the present.
Vehicle and Function
Fancy more technical details? In our hands-on area, you can follow the most important parts of the vehicle power train and interactively explore their functions. The presentation follows the path of the power, which starts at the engine and leads via the clutch and the gearbox to the differential and finally to the wheels.
Inside the Exhibition
Online Through the Exhibition
This video is only available in German.
Model Railway Demonstration
Charm of the Miniature World
The 1:87 scale railway makes its rounds in the Verkehrszentrum every afternoon.