'Building the future on tradition' – the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart is more than just a home for 125 years of automotive history.
The building housing the Mercedes-Benz Museum is an exceptional piece of architecture, which reflects the ideals of originality that lie at the heart of the Mercedes-Benz brand, always striving to create completely new concepts for human mobility. A double helix inside the museum, based on human DNA, symbolises the 'genetic makeup' of the brand. There are two tours available. The route of the first takes in seven 'Legend rooms' that relate the history of the Mercedes brand. From car production pioneers to motor racing icons, you can find out everything there is to know about the remarkable history of Mercedes-Benz. The second tour consists of five separate 'Collection rooms' that showcase the diversity of the brand portfolio from passenger cars to heavy goods vehicles. The 'Fascination of Technology' exhibition provides visitors with a glimpse behind the scenes into the work of Mercedes-Benz employees and towards the future of the motor car. A detailed picture of the Mercedes-Benz brand emerges from over 1,450 individual exhibits, including 160 vehicles, many of them epoch-making, such as the Gullwing from the 1950s and the Silver Arrows. Special exhibitions round off the experience. Take a journey of discovery through the history of the motor car, from its very beginnings 125 years ago to the latest technological visions for the future. Come to Stuttgart and come face to face with the history of mobility!
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Hop on the S1 from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof and 2 stops later thou arrive at the superb museum of automotive giants: Mercedes Benz. Even if you are not a automobile junkie, the Mercedes Museum is a fascinating drive through 125 years of automotive history intertwined with all the key historical events that have marked the evolution of the world’s great car. The museum has curated a great gallery of pictures of key events that have shaped the history of the world that mark the evolution of the car that includes poignant memories like people having a picnic by the autobahn in the 60’s or the empty autobahns of the winter of 1973 when due to oil shortages , a car free Sunday ( 5 of them) was imposed- the images haunt you for hours after you have left the museum. Then there are the stars of the show to say hello to- from Gottlieb Daimler’s motorized carriage, the world’s first 4 wheeled auto mobile to the ‘Gullwing’, the dream car of the 1950’s- the 300 SL Coupe to the machine that set the standard for racing cars: the Mercedes Benz W196 2.5 litre that then world champion, Juan Manuel Fangio powered to victory in the 1954 Formula One race in Reims Combined with the stunning architecture, the Mercedes Benz Museum is a great afternoon for people of all ages and definitely a must-see when visiting Germany.read more »
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