Mercedes-Benz Museum

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Mercedes-Benz Museum
The museum building.
The museum building.
Mercedes-Benz Museum is located in Baden-Württemberg
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Location within Baden-Württemberg
Location
  • Mercedesstr. 100
  • 70372 Stuttgart
  • Germany
Coordinates 48°47′17″N 09°14′02″E / 48.78806°N 9.23389°E / 48.78806; 9.23389Coordinates: 48°47′17″N 09°14′02″E / 48.78806°N 9.23389°E / 48.78806; 9.23389
Type Automobile museum
Visitors 860,000 (2007)
Website Mercedes-Benz Museum (English)

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[edit]

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. The building was completed and opened on 19 May 2006. 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.

Mercedes-Benz Welt, with the museum (left) and sales center (right)

The building's height and "double helix" interior were designed to maximise space, providing 16,500 square metres (178,000 sq ft) of exhibition space on a footprint of just 4,800 square metres (52,000 sq ft). 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.

Other details[edit]

The museum provides visitors with free audio tours in a variety of languages. In 2007 the museum was visited by 860,000 people.[1]

Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, during blue hour.

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.[2]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Buy Me a Mercedes-Benz: The Book of the Museum. ACTAR. ISBN 978-84-96540-37-8. 
  • Mercedes-Benz Museum. Mercedes-Benz Museum GmbH. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Berlin Journal, German, 24 April 2008". Stuttgart-journal.de. Retrieved 2011-09-27. 
  2. ^ "Guided Tours". Mercedes-Benz web site. 

External links[edit]