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Sinsheim Auto & Technik Museum
The Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim is a technology museum in Sinsheim, Germany.] Opened in 1981, it is run by a registered association called "Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim e.V." which also runs the Technik Museum Speyer. As of 2004, it has more than 3,000 exhibits and an exhibition area of more than 50,000 m² (indoors and outdoors). In addition to exhibitions, the museum also has a 22m x 27m IMAX 3D theatre. It receives more than 1 million visitors per year and is the largest privately owned museum in Europe.
In 2003, Air France donated one of its retiring Concorde aircraft (F-BVFB) to the museum. With a Tupolev Tu-144 on display since 2001, it is the only place where both supersonic passenger aircraft are shown. Both are fully accessible by the public.
The museum's alliance acquired a Russian Buran space shuttle in 2004 which opened as a walk-in exhibition at the Technikmuseum Speyer on October 3, 2008.
Steinsberg Castle is a castle in the village of Weiler, a suburb of Sinsheim in the German state of Baden-Württemberg.
The castle was first mentioned in the year 1109. In the thirteenth century the owners of the castle were the Counts of Oettingen. Later the castle became home to the Counts palatine of the Rhein. In 1517 the castle was purchased by the Lords of Venningen. Shortly after this purchase the castle was burnt down during the Peasants' revolt. The rebellious peasants had to pay 5000 Gulden for the rebuilding of the castle. After heavy damage in 1777 by a strike of lightning the castle was left in disrepair. Since 1973 the castle has been owned by the Sinsheim council, who had large parts of the castle restored. The keep, the moat and the towers may still be viewed today.
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Sinsheim is a town in southwestern Germany, in the Rhine Neckar Area of the state Baden-Württemberg about 22 kilometers southeast of Heidelberg (Heidelberg vacation rentals | Heidelberg travel guide) and about 28 kilometers northwest of Heilbronn (Heilbronn vacation rentals | Heilbronn travel guide) in the district Rhein-Neckar. It consists of a city center and 11 suburbs with a total population of 35605 (as of December 2006).
Sinsheim's area encompasses 127 square kilometers (49 square miles). The Elsenz, an unnavigable left-bank tributary of the Neckar, flows through the town, reaching the Neckar at Neckargemünd (Neckargemünd vacation rentals | Neckargemünd travel guide).
Things to See in Sinsheim
Sinsheim's main tourist attraction is the Sinsheim Auto & Technik Museum, actually situated in the suburb Steinsfurt, displaying a collection of historic vehicles to over 1 million visitors per year. In 1989, a trade fair area was established that features all kinds of industrial and popular events.
Additionally, Sinsheim has a medieval city core; the Altes Rathaus (old Town Hall) is a museum for the town and its role in the 1848 revolution. An old fortress, Burg Steinsberg in the village of Weiler, overlooks Sinsheim. With its octagonal tower, dating back to the 13th century, the fortress has sometimes been called the "compass" of the Kraichgau region, and nowadays contains a restaurant.
On September 19, 2006 the mayor of Sinsheim announced a stadium would be built not far from the Sinsheim Auto & Technik Museum, for the town's football club 1899 Hoffenheim. Construction of the €40 million stadium, which seats 30,164, was funded by Dietmar Hopp, a cofounder and major share holder of software giant SAP and chief investor in 1899 Hoffenheim. The club christened their new stadium on 31 January 2009 with a 2–0 win over Energie Cottbus (Cottbus vacation rentals | Cottbus travel guide).
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More about the History of Sinsheim
The region around Sinsheim has been settled since 700,000 BC, as shown by the finding of the fossil Homo heidelbergensis in the village of Mauer, about 12 km (7 miles) north of Sinsheim. The Romans ruled the area from 90 AD to 260 AD. The city was possibly founded in about 550 AD by the Frankish nobleman Sunno. It was first historically mentioned in 770 AD in the Codex of the cloister Lorsch (Lorsch vacation rentals | Lorsch travel guide). Since 1192, the town had "city rights" (special privileges), first granted by Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor.
Sinsheim has been a rather poor town throughout the ages, and has been affected heavily by wars from the 16th to the 18th century. Sinsheim-born revolutionary Franz Sigel became a famous Union general in the American Civil War.
The first railroad in Sinsheim was built in 1900; electricity and public water pipes were introduced into the city from 1910 on. The World Wars and the Great Depression kept Sinsheim from growing until the A6 Autobahn was built in 1968. It connected Sinsheim to national and international roads, with Mannheim (Mannheim vacation rentals | Mannheim travel guide), Stuttgart (Stuttgart vacation rentals | Stuttgart travel guide), Frankfurt (Frankfurt vacation rentals | Frankfurt travel guide) am Main, Heilbronn (Heilbronn vacation rentals | Heilbronn travel guide), Heidelberg (Heidelberg vacation rentals | Heidelberg travel guide), Ludwigshafen (Ludwigshafen vacation rentals | Ludwigshafen travel guide) all now within 1 hour by car. While traditionally being an agricultural town, the highway made it into a small industrial center, but it has been hit by recession and international outsourcing in recent years.
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Sinsheim is a town in southwestern Germany, in the Rhine Neckar Area of the state Baden-Württemberg about 22 kilometers southeast of Heidelberg and about 28 kilometers northwest of Heilbronn in the district Rhein-Neckar. It consists of a city center and 11 suburbs with a total population of 35605 (as of December 2006).
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