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Technisches Museum in Speyer is one of the best collections of cars, submarines, aircrafts, war-relicts, trains and other technical achievements in Europe!
This is what you see now in my pics :
1)This quite unique vehicle - an NSU Kettenrad HK 101 of 1942 - was built for the german army supply departement and was ment to carry half a ton of equipment and 3 soldiers accross any kind of terrain.
8300 of them were produced and many of them, who had survived the war were used afterwards in the forests and agriculture.The Kettenrad had 36 HP and 1230 kg and could drive a top-speed of 70 km/h
2)This former Lufthansa Jumbo Jet Boeing 747 dates back to 1978 and had made 80.000.000 km as an aircaft, before it took the last voyage to the Museum in Speyer.
Inside the museum you may watch a film about the transportation, and you may as well buy a copy of that video at the museum-shop.
You may walk up the platform and enter the Jumbo Jet and finally slide down again .
Don't forget to bring your sliding-matress from the bottom, when you climb up !!
3) The Antonov An-22 is the world's largest propeller-driven aircraft and it is able to haul loads of up to 100 tons and land even in rough territory without a regular runway. It was this type of airplane that was needed to take goods to Sibiria, and it landed by itself in the small airfield of Speyer, just a few hundred meters from the Technik Museum.
4) "The tree" was a project by Rüdiger Neberg from Hamburg, in order to fight for the preservation of the rain-forest and the survival of the Yanomani-Indians in the Amazonas region. The boat was made in the year 2000 by a 350 years old Swiss silver fir-tree, 18 meters long and with a weight of 12 tons.
The trunk was partly filled with foamed cavities and fitted with 2 outriggers and it had only a small sail and a tiny hut with a lot of fresh-water-tanks fixed around it.
5) A Rocket-car by Opel
You will also see the submarine U9 (NATO S188).This submarine belongs to the third generation of german submarines and had covered 174850 nautical miles before it was taken on a ponton through the Rhine and finally transported with a huge low-loader with 160 wheels to the Museum.
You may enter the submarine and walk trough it and see & touch all the details !!
Inside the Technik Museum in Speyer you may also see this full-scale reproduction of the famous steam train "Adler", which was the very first train to start a regular service between Fürth and Nürnberg in the year 1835.
It looks a bit like a sportscar in comparison to the other big and heavy locomotives in the museum !
One of the most interesting planes in Speyer in my opinion is this Antonov 26, formerly owned by the governement of the DDR (former East Germany). It has a sleeping-department and some seats and mainly it has a garage for the official state-limousine, so Erich Honecker always had his car with him, when travelling by plane.
Click on my link below and see more pics of this museum in my Speyer-page !
Directions: The Technisches Museum in Speyer is in the centre of town, not far from the banks of the river Rhine and from the cathedral / Kaiserdom !
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