Guests can look forward to a broad range of experiences. From factory tours to restaurant dining, driving events such as the co-pilot or pilot programme – under the guidance of a motorsport professional on the factory’s own circuit and off-road track – or even the Porsche Drive Rental service, there is something for everyone at the site.
Experience Porsche up close in Leipzig – behind the scenes and behind the wheel.
The Porsche Experience Centre Leipzig, also known as the ‘Diamond’ because of its iconic shape, forms the heart of the Porsche experience at the Leipzig site. It welcomes more than 40,000 guests from all over the world every year. The PEC has the space for events of different types and sizes and the driving experience programmes are particularly popular. During a driving event on the FIA-certified Porsche circuit, the dynamic characteristics of all current Porsche models can be experienced first-hand.
Eleven corners from world-renowned race tracks have been recreated here – including the Loews Curve from Monaco, the Corkscrew of Laguna Seca, the Suzuka S from the famous Japanese circuit of the same name and Monza’s Parabolica. With the extension of the 2.2-kilometre dynamics section, a wet handling course, a circular track 120 metres in diameter and 150-metre vehicle dynamics course were also added. Here, specific driving situations can be simulated systematically to enable a better understanding of driving dynamics at the limit, as well as to develop general driving skills. This offer is ideal for Porsche customers picking up a new car from any of the model lines in Leipzig. As part of the factory collection process, they experience a dynamic vehicle handover, over the course of which an experienced Porsche instructor explains all the functions in an identical vehicle.
Off-road enthusiasts will have the time of their lives in the factory’s own off-road area. A total of 15 sections can be driven on a route covering around six kilometres. Participants climb steep mountain trails or extreme ramps in the Macan or Cayenne. In the process, customers experience the vehicle’s performance at the limit and get to see the factory grounds from a completely different angle. The 132-hectare site, which has largely been left in its natural state, provides a habitat for around 75 heck cattle, 25 Exmoor ponies, three million honey bees and various wild animals – including amphibians, bats, deer and badgers.
For those who want to take a look behind the scenes in production, the factory tour provides exclusive insights. In addition, the many different spaces on the PEC premises offer the perfect location for all kinds of event. The Porsche Auditorium is a particularly atmospheric setting. With panoramic windows, a stage and state-of-the-art media technology, it can be used in all sorts of different ways and offers several hundred guests a 360-degree view of the Porsche Leipzig experience. It ensures every meeting will become an experience. During ‘pit stops’ in the restaurant with a view of the track, culinary delights and impressive views alike are guaranteed. Since 2020, the Porsche Charging Experience at Porsche Leipzig has been offering customers of all vehicle brands one of the largest fast-charging parks in Europe. A total of 12 high-power chargers with 350 kW (direct current) and eight charging points with 22 kW (alternating current) are available around the clock, seven days a week – even on Sundays and public holidays.
Exhilarating experiences for walk-in visitors and families
The Porsche Experience Centre Leipzig offers a wide range of activities for walk-in visitors, including the Porsche Ride, among its other attractions. An experienced Porsche employee shows guests the highlights of Porsche Leipzig in an all-electric Taycan. Participants drive past production facilities, explore a specially chosen section of the Porsche circuit and take a detour to the off-road course.
Those who would like to learn more about the production of a Porsche can get the answers to all their questions while enjoying a factory tour. A family factory tour is offered for guests with children. On a tour of the production facilities, visitors learn how the Panamera and Macan model series are created – in a way that is appropriate for children and yet also interesting for parents, grandparents or other adult companions. The tour is followed by a journey back in time: the historic vehicle exhibition can be explored at the Porsche Experience Centre. Full details on the experience programmes can be found on the PEC website at www.porsche-leipzig.com.
Last but not least, there’s also the Carrera Café. This is where visitors can enjoy coffee specialities and snacks with a view of the track. The design of the café is an homage to that classic Porsche, the Carrera RS 2.7 – with elements in iconic signal yellow or the legendary pepita houndstooth fabric. The café is also the starting point for all the available experiences. Last-minute openings in factory tours or driving events can be conveniently booked on site. The historic vehicle exhibition and the Porsche Store are also open to visit during the café's opening hours.