Hymer's 50th Birthday

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    This 1961 Hymer 'Caravano' is based on Borgward B611 chassis
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    When Bad Waldsee-based Hymer celebrates its 50th birthday this year, the company will look back at a long, successful run in the business of building camping caravans.

    The company's roots go back to 1956, when Erwin Hymer built his first caravan in the small repair workshop his father, Alfons, opened in 1923.

    Mass production of the "Hymermobil" began in 1961, just in time for Germany's postwar recovery phase, nicknamed the "Wirtschaftswunder" or "economic miracle." Suddenly flush with disposable income, Germans started taking vacations in southern Europe - often in converted VW buses.

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    I read somewhere last year that Hymer was opening a museum and thought it would be great to gather together some Hymer Funsters and pay it a visit...

    Does anyone know if it is open yet before I start Google searching?

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    Great Photo of a great little campervan. They don't make them like that anymore, shame really as my 31 year old son would love one. Maybe a chance of a re-birth of the old styles eh!
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    I found this one on the ferry between Norway and Denmark. Cute eh!
     
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