A few weeks ago I dragged the family off the couch, away from their precious iPads, Nintendo DS-‘s? and NetFlix (ALL HAIL @NetflixDE!), and took them along for an exploratory walk through a part of Wuerzburg we hadn’t seen yet.
We learned that we live pretty much smack dab between two hospitals which was cool, found an apartment complex that reminded me of apartments back home in Orlando, and we’re having fun just looking around.
That’s when we saw it, a fully refurbished Jeep. I’m pretty sure it’s an original Willys MB and not the Jeep CJ / CJ2, regardless the amount of care, effort and attention to detail that went into replicating a Willys MB WWII Army Jeep is astounding. Definitely worth taking a few minutes to admire.
The only other place I’ve seen one of these was in the Museum of Industry Culture, or Inustriekultur Museum in Nuremberg and even the pristine condition Jeep in that museum wasn’t in nearly as good a condition as this Wurzburger’s work of art on wheels.
Gotta admit… I am impressed.
The Industriekultur Museum is definitely worth visiting if you ever have a few hours to kill in the capital of Franconia.
It’s a few “K” outside of the city walls in the north, but you can take a taxi or the Strassebahn tram and be there within a few minutes from the main train station. There’s a lot more to see than just cool WWII era paraphernalia if that’s not your thing.
There’s a section of antique bicycles, with extra emphasis on Hercules bikes which is a Nuremberg company. There are motorcycles, cars, trucks, historical items from communications products invented in and around the areas well a few rooms set up like school rooms, and the area dedicated to how dentistry used to be performed will give you a new appreciation that we live in the future.
Definitely worth at least one visit in your lifetime.
In Germany, classic cars or antiques are called “Oldtimer” so, I guess you could call it an Oldtimer Museum.
Adam Savage has a very interesting story about a Dodo Bird skeleton that is worth hearing if the rest of this post happened to bore you.