A small number of cars designed by Josef Ganz still exist today. Those listed below can be seen in museums in different countries. Before your visit, we advice you to check with the museum in question if the cars you want to see are currently on display.

GERMANY

The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg is currently holding the exhibition “Wolfsburg Unlimited – Eine Stadt als Weltlabor”, which includes the exciting room installation “Nudnik. Forgetting Josef Ganz” by artist Rémy Markowitsch. As part of this the museum is showcasing the original 1931 Maikäfer (May Bug) prototype, an original 1933 Standard Superior chassis, many photos and various art installations. The exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg will run from 24 April to 11 September 2016. Click here to visit the museum’s website for more information and opening times.

Room installation 'Nudnik. Forgetting Josef Ganz' by artist Rémy Markowitsch (© Courtesy Galerie Eigen+Art  Foto: Marek Kruszewski)

Room installation ‘Nudnik. Forgetting Josef Ganz’ by artist Rémy Markowitsch (© Courtesy Galerie Eigen+Art
Foto: Marek Kruszewski)


The Central Garage Automuseum in Bad Homburg owns the original 1931 Maikäfer (May Bug) prototype, designed and built by Josef Ganz at car manufacturer Adler in Frankfurt, but it is not always on display. Click here to visit the museum’s website for more information and opening times.

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The Oldtimer Museum Cunewalde has an original, unrestored 1934 Standard Superior “Deutschen Volkswagen” on permanent display, that was developed by the Standard Fahrzeugfabrik in Ludwigsburg according to the patents of Josef Ganz. Click here to visit the museum’s website for more information and opening times.

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NETHERLANDS

The Louwman Museum in The Hague has an original, unrestored Rapid “Swiss Volkswagen” from 1946 on permanent display, developed by Josef Ganz in the 1930s and built by Rapid A.-G. from Dietikon. The Rapid was found with a broken engine at a farm near Amsterdam over half a century ago, and now rests alongside a 1950s Volkswagen Beetle and a 1930s rear-engined Mercedes-Benz 170H, also developed with the help of Josef Ganz. Click here to visit the museum’s website for more information and opening times.

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SWITZERLAND

The Verkehrshaus Luzern has a restored Rapid “Swiss Volkswagen” from 1947, developed by Josef Ganz in the 1930s and built by Rapid A.-G. from Dietikon, on permanent display in their impressive Museum-on-Demand installation. Click here to visit the museum’s website for more information and opening times.

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