Mercedes-Benz Museum

The Mercedes-Benz Museum is an automobile museum in Stuttgart, Germany. It covers the history of the Mercedes-Benz brand and the brands associated with it. Stuttgart is home to the Mercedes-Benz brand and the international headquarters of Daimler AG.

The museum building

The current building, which stands directly outside the main gate of the Daimler factory in Stuttgart, was designed by UN Studio. It is based on a unique cloverleaf concept using three overlapping circles with the center removed to form a triangular atrium recalling the shape of a Wankel engine. The building was completed and opened on 19 May 2006. Architecture and exhibition concept are closely interwoven, as exhibition designer HG Merz was commissioned already before the architecture competition in 2001.

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The building's height and "double helix" interior were designed to maximise space, providing Шаблон:Convert of exhibition space on a footprint of just Шаблон:Convert. The double helix also corresponds to the exhibition concept, which divides the museum into the "myth rooms" and the "collections", offering two alternative tours that can be merged at any given point of the museum.

The museum contains more than 160 vehicles, some dating back to the very earliest days of the motor engine. The vehicles are maintained by the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center of Fellbach. Previously, the museum was housed in a dedicated building within the factory complex and visitors had in recent decades been transported from the main gate by a secured shuttle.


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!--temporary heading--> The museum provides visitors with free audio tours in a variety of languages. In 2007 the museum was visited by 860,000 people.

Visitors are also offered the opportunity to take a tour of the nearby Untertürkheim engine factory. The factory produces many of the company's diesel engines.

See also

  • Automuseum Dr. Carl Benz
  • List of automobile museums
  • Mercedes-Benz World at Brooklands, UK
  • Museum for Historical Maybach Vehicles

Further reading

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Mykolas Petrauskas
14 December 2015
My favorite museum ever! The cars are mind-blowing... But there more than just cars - it tells so much about technology & society progress. An eye-opener at impact automobile had on our society!
Katrina Torrefranca
16 September 2015
Really good concept and design. You need about 3 hours to go through the displays at a good pace however if you go in at 4:30PM you can get the discounted rate hehe then just skip some of the history.
Beril Yavuz
23 November 2013
Definitely visit there! Not only will you see the old and modern style of Mercedes otomobiles but also you will have a knowledge about the historical events went through from 1884 till now.
Salem S.
26 May 2017
Best museum experience ever. It summaries the whole industrial revolution which is highly related to automobile invention. The museum is well designed and facilitated like no other.
Brook Lynn
6 September 2014
Even if you're not a fan of automobiles, you should definitely pay a visit to this amazing museum. Everything is explained in detail.from the very start until the upcoming plans..
Jose Alfredo Alvarez Aldana
Great museum for car and non-car lovers, they put a lot of world events to give you a perspective of what was happening in the world at the same time as for the company, really interesting.
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