Motor Technica Museum
THE ABANDONED MUSEUM IN GERMANY
This vehicle graveyard was part of the German ‘Motor Technica Museum’. It was a privately owned automobile and aviation museum in the spa town of Bad Oeynhausen. The museum area consists of several exhibition halls and an outdoor area.
The almost 3.000 square meter exhibition area accommodated exhibits from the automotive and military history from industrialization to modern times. Also, the halls housed legendary vehicles from the 1950s and 1960s and a Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing and over 200 motorcycles.
MIG-21 and Mi-8
Motorcycles, locomotives, steam engines, helicopters, planes, jets and tanks were exhibited. The outdoor vehicles and aircraft are exposed to the weather and were in a bad state when I visited the site. There was a 1930s aerial plane, military transportation like a MIG-21, an Mi-8 helicopter and several tanks. But also a London double decker bus and old rail vehicles.
The Museum closed in 2007 after 34 years for reconstruction works. It was never opened again. For a long time there was no information about the continued existence of the exhibition or efforts to reopen it. The site was called ‘Friedhof der Boliden’ by locals. In August 2016, it was announced that all remaining vehicles will be removed by the end of the year. I visited the ‘Motor Technica Museum’ in 2013.