Saab fans: Travel pictures from Saab City Trollhättan

Saab Aero X at the Saab Museum
Saab Aero X at the Saab Museum

Saab fan and blog supporter Gunnar was traveling in Sweden with his Saab 9-3 convertible and family. As it has to be, he visited Trollhättan, one of the most beautiful automobile locations in the world. One point was the Saab Museum, which is located in an old locomotive factory.

Saab 9-3 Cabriolet - in front of the museum
Saab 9-3 Cabriolet - in front of the museum

The museum is housed in this old industrial complex, which also houses the Innovatum, which is a Nordic think tank for the future of automotive engineering. The very successful Saab joint venture for electric four-wheel drive also sits there.

Saab 99 at the Saab Museum
Saab 99 at the Saab Museum

In the entrance area there is an old steam locomotive with the name “Trollhättan” which is a testimony to the roots of the industrial location Trollhättan.

In front of the Saab Museum, the canal
In front of the Saab Museum, the canal

At the door of the museum is the canal that connects Lake Vänern with Gothenburg and the famous waterfalls. The canal was dry for maintenance for the first time since 9 years ago. A picture with rarity value.

In the ravine before the falls you can see the foundations of the old iron hammers, where the real history of industrialization began. If you look at the rugged, steep, gorge, you can imagine the heavy working conditions of the past.

The Saab Festival 2010 took place on the grounds of the museum and I sincerely hope that we can celebrate there again next year.

Saab Museum Saab, Saab 9-4x, Saab 9-6x
Saab Museum Saab, Saab 9-4x, Saab 9-6x

On the museum pictures you can see the prototype of the Saab 9-6x next to the new 9-4x. The 9-6x was based on the flopping Subaru Tribeca and, fortunately I almost say, never went into production.

For this project, however, Trollhättan was charged at the GM time a lot of money, which GM could then tax-saving with other income from the sale of Opel products in Sweden could counterbalance.

Rainbow in Sweden, Trollhättan neighboring municipality Vänersborg
Rainbow in Sweden, Trollhättan neighboring municipality Vänersborg

Of course, Gunnar also visited the ANA and stocked up on Saab Fan articles. Must be. On the way to the hotel in Vänersborg, past the Saab factory, he captured the rainbow for us.

Hello Gunnar, thanks for the great pictures.

Text: tom@saabblog.net

4 thoughts on "Saab fans: Travel pictures from Saab City Trollhättan"

  • I was there this week, too. The museum is quite good. It could have more space for the many vehicles! The 9-x BioHybrid was missing!

    But the “fan article department” was bad, that was just a joke! It's also a shame that there weren't any real tickets, fans like to keep them as souvenirs.

    At the plant it was nice to see that the MA parking lots were well filled! Also a 95-SC could be seen 😉

    @marcus: the ana house looked like an “all-brand dealer” to me; (

  • When I see the pictures ... a deep sigh, it just can't end. When I see the copper-colored 900 Sedan, I melt away. My heart leaps with the yellow Sonett III and I probably wouldn't get out of an Aero-X. I'm starting to dream again - please don't wake up.

  • We were there last year and were disappointed how unloving the cars were simply put.
    There were also very few fan articles, not even ana. In general, ana was more of an Opel dealer, who also leads saab. but it was the first occasion to see the new 9-5 in nature and this was also the deciding to buy one, which I certainly did not regret.
    Maybe it's better this year.
    the old saab museum was much more stylish, much smaller and made with a lot of passion. it was very “homely and familiar” and we thought it was a shame that it no longer exists.
    A factory tour in the summer is always a problem as there are usually plant holidays and none are taking place.
    This should be clarified before a visit.

  • VERY BEAUTIFUL THERE; VERY INTERESTING; I WAS IN WINTER THERE! I GOT THERE AND HAVE ATTACHED THE MUSEUM TO ME THE OTHER DAY I HAVE ALONE FOR A WORKING VISIT!

    BE THE DAY STATE WHAT I WILL DRIVE FOR CARS FOREVER

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