ŠKODA vehicles are bound to have passed you in the street countless times. Maybe you have even been to a ŠKODA dealership to view the latest models. The ŠKODA brand is present in showrooms all over the world. However, if you would really like to learn more about the ŠKODA brand, its philosophy and its history, you should visit the company museum in Mladá Boleslav, its production facilities or its exhibit at the Autostadt Park in Wolfsburg, Germany.
Václav Laurin & Václav Klement started their own business in Mladá Boleslav in 1895 - today ŠKODA is one of the world's oldest automotive brands, and the Museum highlights this history in the most authentic of places, the original production halls in which the company manufactured cars until 1928.
Right next to this site, the biggest and most modern of the company's plants continues the brand's success story, producing new ŠKODA vehicles every day. And history is in constant motion also at the museum: exhibitions, evens, concerts and, last but not least, continuous updates of the standing presentation offer inspiration and diversity all year long.
The museum provides tours in many languages, as well as additional services, including special packages for groups and children. For example, why not combine the museum tour with a tour of the adjacent production facilities to experience a fascinating journey to the history of automobiles?
The museum invites visitors to an exciting interactive multimedia journey though ŠKODA AUTO history, using a 1,800 sqm exhibition area in historical production halls to feature vehicles, films, photographs, documents etc. Situated in a historical setting, the modern-furnished VÁCLAV Café/Restaurant offers excellent refreshments. Moreover, the museum building houses a variety of modern conference rooms and premises, suited to host various events, concerts, exhibitions and meetings, available for rent.
Mladá Boleslav plant tours are available between Monday and Friday, 09:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Factory tours are only available to visitors over 10 years of age. Visitors are required to use their own vehicle (car, minibus, bus) for transfers between the respective production facilities. ŠKODA provides its own vehicles to groups of less than 7 people (subject to prior appointment). Groups are provided with headsets. Our guides provide a professional commentary (including in foreign languages, if required: English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch and Russian). The standard tour takes 90 minutes (two production facilities). An extended programme is offered to technically-oriented groups.
Visitors have a chance to see the production of the brand's modern automatic 7-speed gearbox (DSG) and the use state-of-the-art production and assembly technologies. Factory tours are only available to visitors over 10 years of age. Visitors are not required to use their own vehicles on the plant site. Groups are provided with headsets. The tours always start at 9:00 and 10:30. Tour duration: 75 minutes. Maximum group size: 20 persons. Guided tours need to be booked in advance.
The two-hour tour of the Kvasiny plant provides visitors with information about the past and present of this production site and includes an excursion to the Welding Shop and Assembly line. Factory tours are only available to visitors over 10 years of age. Visitors are not required to use their own vehicles on the plant site. Tours are available from Monday to Saturday at 08:00, 10:00, 13:00 and 15:00. The tour duration is approx. 2 hours and the maximum capacity is 10 – 15 persons per group. The tour can be made in Czech or German. Guided tours need to be booked in advance.
The birth house of Ferdinand Porsche in Liberec – Vratislavice nad Nisou is a place where the roots of individual mobility meet the trends of the future. It is reminiscent of the Czech industrial tradition, local engineering craftsmanship and excitement for technology. Since 2011 the birth house has been a property of ŠKODA AUTO, in 2016 its extensive reconstruction started aimed at returning the building the parameters and appearance it had in 1875, when the renowned designer Ferdinand Porsche was born here.
The modern design interactive exhibition will captivate the visitors and invite them to discover the world of engineering and technology, rich history and future mobility. Adjacent there is a new service building where the visitors may find a cash office, gift shop and a buy refreshments. You can take a tour of the exhibition individually during opening hours: Fri – Sun, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Visits outside opening hours are possible by prior arrangement. On the spot you will be provided iPads with additional interactive content. In case of a visit of a group of 20 people we recommend you to contact us in advance.
This is the name of an expansive complex in the German town of Wolfsburg which offers you a unique opportunity to become acquainted with the past, present and future of all the brands from the Volkswagen Group, as well as with the Group’s philosophy and the model ranges for its individual cars. Just like all the other buildings in this complex, the ŠKODA brand pavilion presents a modern and original visual concept which is the work of the renowned Czech architect Bořek Šípek. The 650 m2 gallery is divided into several zones where everything revolves around the brand and its products.
The current presentation is in the spirit of the “Think Green” motto and it focuses on the question of environmental protection as embodied by the “Wall of Live Flowers”. Here, visitors can learn more not only about commercial engines with low emissions, but also about the optimisation of the production processes in order to protect the environment even as the car is being built. Every year, more than two million visitors come to Autostadt where the gates are open to them all year round. You, too, can mix discovery with entertainment by joining our expedition into the world of mobility.
Find out the details about ŠKODA in your country.