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DEUTZ opens its engine museum to the public

  • Tours of DEUTZ’s Technikum engine museum for the “Nacht der Technik” event
  • Engineering heritage up close: from the first gas engine to the eco-friendly hydrogen drive
  • Tickets and tour reservations:

Cologne, June 8, 2022 – Following an enforced hiatus as a result of the pandemic, the “Nacht der Technik” engineering and technology evening in Cologne is making its comeback this year – and DEUTZ is once again on board! On June 10, the company is opening its Technikum engine museum to the public. The museum showcases more than 150 years of engine history across 600 square meters of exhibition space. The original gas-powered engines made between 1867 and 1876 are among the items on display. Visitors can also look forward to a special exhibition dedicated to DEUTZ’s hydrogen engine, which was unveiled in 2021 and which, like those gaspowered originals, operates on a four-stroke cycle.

The four-stroke engine was invented by Nicolaus August Otto, who founded the company which subsequently became DEUTZ AG. His tiny workshop in Cologne’s old town became a global company. Today, DEUTZ is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of innovative drive systems and a pioneer of carbon-neutral drive systems for off-highway applications.

“See, understand and experience technology” is the theme of this year’s “Nacht der Technik” event. The one-hour tours of the Technikum will take place on June 10 from 6 p.m. onwards and must be reserved in advance. For “Nacht der Technik” tickets, to reserve a space on the tour, or for further information visit:

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In its Technikum engine museum, DEUTZ exhibits amongst others the first atmospheric gas engine: In 1867, Nicolaus August Otto presented his new engine construction at the World Exhibition in Paris.

Credit: DEUTZ AG