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500K visit new Porsche museum in its first year

Many great museums would love to chalk up 500,000 visitors in a year, and not even the Porsche folks expected such an overwhelming response. Here’s the latest on the museum, which is celebrating its first anniversary:

ATLANTA and STUTTGART, Germany, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ — More than
530,000 visitors from all across the world, 2,555 guided tours and some
14,326 grilled steaks at the Christophorus are some of the more
significant numbers tallied by the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart just a
year after its opening.

When the Porsche Museum opened its doors to the public for the first
time on January 31, 2009, Porsche officials had predicted
optimistically that 200,000 people would visit annually. No one
imagined that more than a half million would pass through the doors and
into the world of Porsche.

The new Porsche Museum is arguably one of the most daring
architectural designs to emerge among a recent wave of auto museums in
Germany. The award-winning building is host to some 80 of the brand’s
most famous sports and race cars, numerous small exhibits, as well as
little-known prototypes from the company’s more than 60-year history.

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