The Michael Schumacher Museum, which includes the private Formula 1 collection of the former German driver, will open its doors in Cologne in April 2018 and will do so for free, as announced in that city in western Germany by the athlete's agent, Sabine Kehm.
"It will be a Grand Prix of memories of two decades, the idea is that people can experience a piece of motor racing history," said the agent, adding that the permanent exhibition "will be one of the most important in the world in this field" .
According to Kehm, Schumacher's family is "excited" about the site, an enclosure at the former Butzweilerhof airport, as the site is only 30 kilometers from Kerpen, the athlete's hometown.
This place will host the Motorworld Köln-Rheinland, a meeting point for car lovers that will open its doors early next year, with a themed hotel, restaurants and event and conference rooms and the Michael Schumacher Museum as one of its main attractives.
Admission to the exhibition, which is expected to attract more than 100.000 visitors a year, will be free, a gesture with which the athlete's family wishes to thank the countless followers of the seven-time world champion.
“During the years he was active, Michael put away most of his cars and many divers and helmets. We had always had in mind to make them accessible to the public at some point, ”Kehm said.
Thus, the exhibition includes, in addition to numerous objects that recall Schumacher's successful career, a total of twenty racing cars, including the seven with which he was crowned world champion.
“I am grateful that we can display this collection here,” said Cologne Mayor Henriette Reker.
Schumacher, 47, suffered a serious fall on December 29, 2013, hitting his head on a rock while skiing with his family and friends in Méribel.
The brain injuries suffered forced him to remain in an induced coma for months, in June 2014 he was transferred from France to a Swiss hospital and since September of that year he continues his rehabilitation at his home in the town of Gland.[sam_pro id = 1_20 codes = ”true”]