PS.SPEICHER & PS.Depots

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Europe's largest vintage cars collection in Einbeck!

1,200 historic motorbikes, 630 automobiles, small and mini vehicles, 200 trucks and buses, a collection of electric vehicles and another one with Lanz-Bulldogs. You will find this large amount of mobility in Einbeck – in the PS.SPEICHER and its PS.Depots. On five different sites in our city you may discover more than 2,500 vintage cars on an exhibition area of altogether 22,000 m² - it is the largest open-to-the-public vintage cars collection of this kind in Europe!

The PS.SPEICHER was once a large granary that was elaborately restored according to monument preservation and with modern additions. The exciting experience exhibition on history, present and future of mobility moved into its premises in 2014. The interactive main exhibition in the granary takes visitors on a time travel through 200 years of the history of mobility and leads them through all periods and stages of development with a focus on historic vehicles. You start your tour on the top level and move step-by-step from one period to the next – until you reach the future of mobility on the ground floor.

The permanent exhibition "KLEIN ABER MEIN" (Mini but mine) as well as changing special exhibition such as “Opel – von Kadetten und Kapitänen" (Opel - about cadets and captains), always offer new dynamics. At interactive photo stations and attractions for young and old you can experience the history of the automobile first hand. For example, you may test your driving skills in the Porsche race simulator or you can have a laid-back drive in a Hanomag through the Golden 1920s.

 

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You want to see more vehicles and a lot more details? Then you absolutely have to visit the four deptos of the PS.SPEICHER! Detail-loving and polished, the PS.Depots move hidden treasures of the collection into the spotlight. You can admire small vehicles, discover exhibits from 100 years of utility vehicle history or explore the world of motorbikes and automobiles. The exhibitions are aimed at families, technique fans, and vintage cars and motorbike lovers.

The new visitor centre with parking lot at Altendorfer Tor 3, access via the streets Beverstraße / Schusterstraße is the starting point for all PS.Depot tours. At the visitor centre you will find a play area for younger children, a wonderful detailed street scene was also installed, selected impressions can be seen on screens and you can purchase yourtickets for the depots.

Discover the vintage cars city!

"Two kilos of metal sheets, a kilo of paint - and the Hanomag is finished!"

Interesting facts about the PS.World

2.500 exhibits

can be found in Europe's largest vintage cars collection!

22000 m²

of exhibition area and a lot to experience!

5 locations

all over Einbeck to discover!

History with a lot of horse power

and all kinds of videos...

History of Einbeck's granary

1897: Einbeck’s granary is built as a six-storey storehouse made of brick with wooden internal design. 1914: The KORNHAUS eGmbH buys the company of the state and builds a four-storey building annex with similar storage capacity. 1933: The annex collapses and is rebuilt with reinforcement. 1978: Both granaries are put under preservation order. Until 2000: The operation of the granary is maintained. In the following years the granary changes owner several times and lies fallow.

Kulturstiftung Kornhaus is founded

Karl-Heinz Rehkopf, businessman from Einbeck, buys the granary and together with his wife and further collaborators they found the non-profit foundation Kulturstiftung Kornhaus.

Main aim of the foundation: Promotion of culture by preserving Rehkopf’s collection of historic vehicles. At the time of the foundation he owns approximately 1,700 vintage cars. The collection should be preserved as cultural heritage, kept and permanently made available to the public.

Further aims: Documentation and research on the history of motorisation as well as preserving historic protected documents.

From granary to PS.SPEICHER

Between 2012 and 2014, the historic granary is restored according to monument preservation standards and altered for its new use as exhibition building for the PS.SPEICHER.

Inauguration: PS.SPEICHER

PS.SPEICHER opens its gates!

After five years of planning including three years of building around the former granary.

The experience exhibition at Tiedexer Tor 3 should become a Mecca for vintage cars lovers, technique fans and the whole family!!

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Truck procession to Einbeck

44 historic utility vehicles are spectacularly and media-effectively transferred with a truck procession from the utility vehicle museum Sittensen (close to Hamburg) to Einbeck. They form part of the PS.Depot LKW + Bus.

Inauguration: PS.Depot LKW + Bus

The PS.SPEICHER opens its first depot further to the main exhibition. At a different location and with its own concept. Ever since, at the site Otto Hahn Park (Otto-Hahn-Straße 3-5) in Einbeck, approximately 300 utility vehicles can be discovered by interested visitors – on about 7,000 m2 roofed area.

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Inauguration: PS.Halle

A further hall is added to the building ensemble. With a total surface (ground floor and gallery) of approximately 1,300 m2 the PS.Halle offers space for up to 800 people and due to its multi-functional equipment it is suitable for (large) events such as concerts, banquets, conferences, congresses and general meeting of companies.

1st Einbecker Oldtimertage

On the occasion of the PS.SPEICHER’s third birthday, the event Einbecker Oldtimertage (Einbeck’s vintage cars days) is started. To the first Einbecker Oldtimertage fans of historic vehicles come together in Einbeck to celebrate and talk shop for three days – including PS.SPEICHER Rally, procession through the city centre, parts and vehicle market, visiting the PS.SPEICHER and conversations about petrol.

Inauguration: PS.Depot Kleinwagen

The PS.Depot Kleinwagen (mini and micro cars) is inaugurated at the site Altendorfer Tor displaying 150 exhibits from around 90 years of history. The exhibition is based on Europe’s largest mini and micro cars collection from Störy, close to Hildesheim.

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Small, but a lot of horse power

The permanent special exhibition KLEIN ABER MEIN (Mini but mine) is inaugurated in the PS.SPEICHER showing 100 further treasures to admire.

Furthermore, parallel to the inauguration, the first Störy revival mini cars meeting is held. For an entire weekend fans of the small vehicles from all over the world come to Einbeck. Thus, a new, yearly tradition is established.

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Benz Victoria: The oldest registered vehicle of Germany

The Benz Victoria motor carriage no. 99 dated 1894 is registered with EIN-PS 10H. This vehicle that is the oldest ready-to-drive and preserved-in-original-state automobile of the world is one of the stars of the PS.SPEICHER. Founder Karl-Heinz Rehkopf and his wife Gabriele personally registered the Benz Victoria.

During events such as the Einbecker Oldtimertage, the motor carriage will lead e.g. the procession through the Old Town.

"Moorleichen aus Blech" im PS.Depot Kleinwagen

Inauguration: PS.Depot Kleinwagen 2.0

After its reconstruction, the PS.Depot Kleinwagen comprises 2500 m² and has doubled its exhibition area. The former industrial hall in the street Schusterstraße is now also home to a selection of electric vehicles such as “Papaguckmal” (Daddylook) exhibits: Curiosities on wheels. For photography lovers, the PS.SPEICHER shows the exhibition Moorleichen aus Blech (Bog bodies made of metal).

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Inauguration: Visitor Centre of the PS.Depots

The visitor centre with parking lot is the central starting point for guided tours in the PS.Depots Kleinwagen, Motorrad and Automobil. The centre is directly connected to the PS.Depot Kleinwagen and also includes a ticket office. It is characterised by the ambience of a street scene with exhibits from the depots. In the waiting area, any waiting time will pass quickly thanks to numerous information screens. There is even a playing area for kids. The visitor centre is located at the site Altendorfer Tor 3 that may be accessed via the street Schusterstraße.

Inauguration: Lanz-Wirtschaft

The exhibition PS.Depot LKW + Bus (trucks and buses) is extended by approx. 30 Lanz-Bulldogs as well as agricultural exhibits. This includes real highlights such as the smallest (8 HP) and the largest (63 HP) ever built Lanz-Bulldogs with hot-bulb engine. This unique collection also houses very rare exhibits. Furthermore, steam engines, threshing machines, caterpillars, wood carburettors, Eilbulldogs and Ackerbulldogs.

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Inauguration: PS.Depot Motorrad

The PS.Depot Motorrad (motorbikes) is inaugurated in the protected, historic wallpaper manufactory Vereta in the street Bismarckstraße. On three levels on a total area of 3,500 m², it offers space for 800 two-wheelers as well as 2 historic wallpaper printing machines with short of 1,000 printing rolls.

This includes overall German series motorbikes from the beginnings until the 1980s, but also international brands. It is the world’s largest collection of German motorbike brands!

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Inauguration: PS.Depot Automobil

The PS.Depot Automobil (automobiles) thrills visitors with approximately 200 cars distributed on three levels and a total area of 3,800 m². The emphasis is placed especially on the period of the German economic miracle in the 1950s and the 1960s. Furthermore, there are products of large brands such as VW, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Adler or Borgward. But that’s not all. Various unique pieces as well as a collection of children and merry-go-round cars can also be discovered.

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Europe’s largest vintage cars collection

Now it is official: Einbeck houses the “Largest vintage cars collection of this kind in Europe that is available to the public”.

With more than 2,500 historic vehicles on over 22,000 m² of exhibition area at five sites distributed across the city.

1,200 historic motorbikes, 630 cars and mini and micro cars, 200 trucks and buses as well as a collection of electric vehicles and a further one showing Lanz-Bulldogs can be visited in the four showroom depots as well as the PS.SPEICHER itself.

„Kulturstiftung Kornhaus" becomes „STIFTUNG PS.SPEICHER"

Since January, 1st, 2021, the non-profit foundation Kulturstiftung Kornhaus is traded as STIFTUNG PS.SPEICHER. This accounts for the fact that the foundations single and direct purpose is the operation and long-term preservation of the museum PS.SPEICHER in Einbeck and its collection. Therefore, it differentiates from other foundations that are dedicated to promote culture.

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Event tip: Einbecker Oldtimertage

The PS.Highlight to the PS.SPEICHER's birthday

The last weekend in July is always the date when the PS.SPEICHER celebrates its birthday together with visitors, friends and fans.

If utility vehicle market, tours of the PS.Depots as well as the exhibitions in the PS.SPEICHER, conversations about petrol, PS.SPEICHER Rallye, procession through the city centre, Street Food Open Air – there is something in it for everyone.

PS.Universe on the web

Our recommendation for all vintage car fans is to visit the PS.SPEICHER’s website and social media for further information on Europe’s largest vintage cars collection. You will find all current information on PS.exhibitions and PS.Depots, related to initiatives and events as well as a lot more inspiration for you visit to our Vintage Cars City.

 

 

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The PS.Shop

The museum shop of the PS.SPEICHER is always worth-while visiting.

Be inspired by more than 1,200 articles on over 200 m². The offer ranges from historic motorbike and car models to specialist literature, merchandise articles, nostalgic sweets and regional products up to maintenance products for your motorised treasures at home.

Furthermore, there is an area that makes all children’s hearts beat faster. Here you will find overall toys from former times and theme-based children’s books.

 

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