The Museum for Historical Maybach Automobiles tells the story of the two brilliant designers Wilhelm and Karl Maybach. Together with Gottlieb Daimler, father Wilhelm laid the foundations for the age of the motor car and subsequently provided the engines for the airships of Graf Zeppelin. Son Karl started to build Maybach vehicles after World War I, and in the 1920's and 1930's he achieved a number of milestones which for decades became the technical benchmark for the automotive industry.
In an exhibition area totalling around 2500 square metres, numerous exhibits help to illustrate the history of Maybach Motorenbau GmbH, its engines, transmissions and the vehicles themselves. A wide range of automotive memorabilia – from handbooks to ashtrays – as well as the personal stories of some of the Maybach motor cars and their prominent first owners, bear living testimony to times gone by.