Porsche will open its new Porsche Museum on Saturday 31 January 2009.

It says the scaffolding has now been removed to reveal the ‘full extent the bold architecture of the building’ at the firm’s Zuffenhausen site.

Porsche says the 5,600 square metres of exhibition space are supported on just three so-called cores of reinforced concrete to give the appearance that the building ‘hovers’.

Inside the building the majority of approximately 80 exhibits are already in place.

In the other areas of the new building – amongst them the museum workshops, the museum shop, the Porsche archive, an exclusive restaurant, a bistro and the ‘capacious’ event areas – a team of experts are busy putting the finishing touches.

Three days after the ceremonial opening, which takes place on Wednesday the 28 January 2009, the doors of the new Porsche Museum will be flung open to welcome the first visitors.

On a daily basis, apart from Mondays, the exhibition can be viewed for an admission price of eight Euros (reduced price: four Euros). Children up to the age of 14 get free admission when accompanied by an adult.

The restaurant on the second floor – which has both a view through the glass facade onto the Porscheplatz as well as through the glass partition into the exhibition itself – has its own separate entrance and is also open at hours different from those of the museum itself.

More detailed information is available at: http://www.porsche.com/international/aboutporsche/porschemuseum/