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Road trip to Stuttgart and Switzerland

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2019/12/08 16:20:59 (permalink)

Road trip to Stuttgart and Switzerland

Hi,
I'm new to Porsche ownership, the club and the forum.
I'm planning a trip with my grown up son to the Porsche factory and museum and then on to Switzerland, probably in June next year.
I think we'll probably give the Nuburgring a try which would be my first drive on a track(!) and also take in the Gotthard Pass but I would be very grateful for any recommendations/suggestions on routes to take or places to visit.
I imagine that a lot of members will have made the pilgrimage to Stuttgart. Any tips on visiting the factory and museum?
Thanks.
Mark.

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Re: Road trip to Stuttgart and Switzerland 2019/12/08 19:30:17 (permalink)
Pre-book your museum visit, and it is closed one day a week so check first. Most obvious route is down the 500 to Switzerland. If you're doing the Gotthard, then you'll want to include the Andermatt loop and Nufenen pass.
The Schlumpf collection in Mulhouse is well worth a visit.
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Re: Road trip to Stuttgart and Switzerland 2019/12/09 09:04:07 (permalink)
Thanks. that's helpful.

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Re: Road trip to Stuttgart and Switzerland 2019/12/12 11:54:28 (permalink)
When visiting the Museum, take your Club membership card for free underground parking and free entrance, it is usually closed on Mondays.
The entrance to the underground park is off the roundabout past the museum and turn left at the end, there are two levels.
 
You might like to visit the Porsche Centre opposite the Museum there are some interesting cars and stuff for sale there.

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Re: Road trip to Stuttgart and Switzerland 2019/12/13 13:12:28 (permalink)
A visit to the Ruf factory in (more or less) nearby Pfaffenhausen is also well worth it. If you call ahead they may give you a tour.

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Re: Road trip to Stuttgart and Switzerland 2019/12/13 13:21:13 (permalink)
Thanks guys. Much appreciated.

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Re: Road trip to Stuttgart and Switzerland 2019/12/29 13:29:43 (permalink)
There’s so much to choose from, so depends what you are interested in. Maybe set a couple of ‘must do’ visits, then plan your route, and then look at what is within striking distance of your route once you have worked out the timings. Loops are good, so you see more and drive different roads - if you travel down through France then Reims is a good stopover and compulsory visit to the old Reims Gueux circuit, then you can drop down into Switzerland or drive through the Vosges Mountains to Colmar, Mulhouse, Freiburg. Mulhouse is very industrial, but the national motor museum is excellent, Colmar and Freiburg very pretty. Both good lunch stops. If you are in to mountains, go to Grindelwald to see the Eiger and Jungfrau, then enjoy the Susten, Furka and Grimsel passes. Through the Black Forest you have the N500 classic, and Schluchsee is great for a bit of downtime. North of Stuttgart you have Heidelberg for a bit of culture, and along the Rhein to Koblenz for more history...then the Nürburgring. Or the other way round...enjoy it all!
post edited by AB2012 - 2019/12/29 13:30:51

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Re: Road trip to Stuttgart and Switzerland 2019/12/29 13:49:46 (permalink)
If you intend to drive on the Swiss motorways you will need to buy a “vignette” either before you go or at a petrol station before joining a Swiss motorway 

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Re: Road trip to Stuttgart and Switzerland 2019/12/29 16:49:53 (permalink)
As you will have paid the 40 euros for a Swiss vignette, why not include the Fluella Pass via Schiers, Davos, Susch & Zernez (Route 28) where you can link to Stelvio Pass via the Umbrail Pass at Santa Maria val Mustair.
 
We done this last year after our R24 WOTY to Reims, stunning views & scenery, at the top of the Fluella Pass on the 1st July, there was a lake still frozen & snow on the ground.....
 
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Re: Road trip to Stuttgart and Switzerland 2019/12/29 18:42:15 (permalink)
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If you intend to drive on the Swiss motorways you will need to buy a “vignette” either before you go or at a petrol station before joining a Swiss motorway 


Also, depending on which German cities you visit, you will need the correct emissions sticker for you car. You can check online and buy before you go.

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Re: Road trip to Stuttgart and Switzerland 2019/12/29 19:45:26 (permalink)
So many things worth seeing you may have to make a choice depending how long you've got.  In Stuttgart the V8 Hotel is a great place to stay, also try and fit in a visit to the Mercedes Museum (an absolute must in my view).
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Re: Road trip to Stuttgart and Switzerland 2020/01/02 16:14:23 (permalink)
Thanks everyone. Much appreciated.

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