"I found my first Maybach in Canada. It was the foundation stone of our collection – over time it was joined by more and more vehicles," says Helmut Hofmann. His wife adds, "At some point we had the idea of making the vehicles accessible to the public." In March 2009, the big day arrived. On an old factory site, the Museum of Historical Maybach Vehicles opened its smart steel gates with the unmistakable Maybach logo. In the brightly lit hall of the museum, the historical old building and modern architecture stylishly merge into one to showcase the opulent automobile designs of the 1920s and 1930s. "We felt it was important for visitors to feel comfortable here so that they would want to take their time looking at the vehicles," the owners explain. It works: every corner reveals a new perspective on the display, with another Maybach model waiting to be discovered. There are between eighteen and twenty exhibits on show at any time, depending on whether any vehicles are currently undergoing maintenance or restoration work. Each and every one is an extremely rare item.