Located in Stuttgart, the group’s headquarters, the Mercedes-Benz Museum occupies an ultra-modern building with 9 floors and 16500m². No less than 160 cars and a total of more than 1500 automotive-related objects tell the story, from Carl Benz’s very first car of 1886 and Gottlieb Daimler’s parallel work to the latest prototypes presenting the future of mobility.
Cars from the Mercedes-Benz Museum
Of course, the collections will include all the models that have made the history and legend of Mercedes. The tour is divided into 2 parts, the Legends and the Collections. The first rooms present the chronological evolution of the automobile. The era of pioneers and beginnings is symbolized by a replica of the very first Benz from 1886, basis for many patents, and the Simplex-40PS, the oldest Mercedes still in existence, before entering the industrial era.
We find the major models that established the brand’s reputation in the luxury market, all the way up to the 0-emission cars. Numerous concepts bear witness to the research carried out in all areas, from design, safety to engines. Mercedes-Benz is also known for its powerfully motorized sports cars, coupés and convertibles from the interwar period, post-war cars such as the mythical 300 SL and its derivatives, and then the 230 SL “Pagoda“.
Competition and records are not forgotten, with the famous Silver Arrows, Formula 1 and their ancestors, Sport-Proto and touring cars (DTM, rally, etc.), presented dynamically as if on a track.
The industrial vehicle division of Mercedes-Benz is also well represented, with trucks, buses and all kinds of transformations and uses in society over the decades. Several hundred objects complete the presentation of the vehicles, presenting the most diverse technologies, the accumulated trophies and of course a very rich iconography. An audio guide, with a special children’s version, is also available for the visitor. A cafeteria, a bistro and a restaurant offer a wide choice for dining.
For people with colour blindness, the Mercedes Museum provides them with special glasses free of charge to extend the colour spectrum, so that they can see the cars in their true colours.
Practical information about the Mercedes-Benz Museum
|From Tuesday to Sunday
|from 9am to 6pm
|Closed every Monday, except public holidays
|The museum is closed on December 24 and 25, December 31 and January 1st
|Students, Youth (13-17 years), Seniors (over 64 years)
|Children (under 13 years old), Disabled people
|Families 1 adult, up to 3 children from 13 to 17 years old
|Families 2 adults, up to 3 children from 13 to 17 years old
|Groups (more than 10 people), per person
|Groups (more than 50 people), per person
|Note: rate divided by 2 for visits after 4:30pm
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