Ten years ago, in September of 2004, the August Horch Museum opened its doors to the public in its present form in the charming city of Zwickau in Germany’s northeastern state of Saxony. The museum is the birthplace of Audi and a treasure in the center of the old town of Zwickau, only one hour and fifteen minutes from Leipzig and Dresden where Porsche and Volkswagen sport state-of-the-art manufacturing and design centers. Saxony is renowned for having once produced the famous East German car, the “Trabant” or “Trabi,” now a treasured keepsake for many Germans; today, three leading German automotive manufacturers have plants in Saxony: Volkswagen, Porsche and BMW as well as component suppliers, all of which make car manufacturing an important part of Saxony’s economy.

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