Pure German automotive history

The exhibition EFA Mobile Times reopened after a complete redesign and since March 01, 2019, presents a captivating journey through 130 years of German automotive history.

Since 1990, the small community Amerang in Chiemgau has been home to an impressive collection of automobile icons that have grown over the decades through carefully selected national and international exhibits. The entrepreneur and collector Ernst Freiberger senior, honorary citizen of Amerang, made the collection accessible to the general public.

The exhibits, which are to be admired at the EFA Mobile Motor Show, are true icons and have shaped entire epochs. Here you can see everything from the first motor coach to the grandiose creations of the 20s and 30s, the legendary small cars of the 50s, the classics of the 70s and 80s up to sizes like Maybach, Benz 27/70 or custom-made products makes the oldtimer enthusiastic heart beat faster.

Another highlight is the world’s largest mass-produced model railway of the Spur II. This runs over an area of about 650 meters glare on 500 square meters and inspires by a lovingly designed model landscape.

The car display of EFA Mobile Times presents itself in new splendor and creates state-of-the-art technology a true experience for young and old. The newly designed and multimedia-prepared rooms with audioguide system and specially installed screens take visitors on a journey through 130 years of German automotive history, framed by information about the vehicles and their respective ages.

An unprecedented leisure time pleasure for the whole family is presented – just German automobile history.

Prof. Dr. Christoph Stölzl is one of the most prominent cultural historians and museum experts in Germany – and curator of the completely redesigned automobile exhibition of EFA Mobile Times.

The work of Stölzl is characterized by original and innovative exhibition concepts. And so he managed to tell an exciting and captivating story even at EFA Mobile Times to impress the visitors. Stölzl says:

“In the permanent exhibition “Mobile Times” we encounter the nostalgic curiosity of the broad public for car legends and milestones of technology. At the same time, cultural history films tell a story of mobility in the 19th and 20th centuries, which in Germany is inextricably linked to the country’s eventful political history. Such an embedding of the automotive development stages in a political and cultural history narrative is unique among the automobile museums in the world. EFA Mobile Times is a highly attractive destination for those who are in love and interest in the theme of classic cars.”

Stölzl adds: “The car has been the most powerful invention of the late 19th, early 20th century. Nothing else has changed people’s lives so much. The car was and still is a utility item, artwork, myth, “family member” and much more. It is both a means and a symbol of individual freedom and quality of life.”

But he goes even further, he thinks car bodies are aesthetic designs and shall also to be regarded as “modern art”. Especially cars from Germany are leading from the beginning to the present in the modern technical world culture – because “(…) here the car was invented and perfected. From here are still many important automobiles of the present. ”

During the conception of the EFA Mobile Times exhibition, attention was paid to integrating state-of-the-art technology through multimedia redesign. Stölzl says: “Because historic automobiles deserve the same scientific, conservatory and conservatory care as medieval sculptures or Baroque furniture art. Cars are tangible cultural heritage.”