The Mercedes Benz museum in Stuttgart

In Stuttgart you will find the museum of Mercedes Benz: It provides you a learning experience about the first car of the world and also about the history of this world company

Mercedes Benz Museum Stuttgart

We are sure you have heard about that company but the museum will really open your mind, even if you are not an automobile enthusiast.

a fascination of technique, Innovation and Future

The Mercedes Benz museum combines it all: From the first automobile invented by Carl Benz in 1886 to the whole history of Mercedes-Benz and Daimler-Benz to the new future of modern technology it will be covered all. The Museum brings you alive the history of cars on 9 different floors with the trends of their time and the innovation of new safety, new innovation and technique. It shows the legacy cars of Mercedes, what was behind and also some unknown parts and their race history.

Mr. Carl Benz has startet in 1883 a company of making gas engines. When he developed his first car (self-driven- carriage) and his wife proofed that it was possible to drive, already the first production of cars started in Germany. The beginning was everything else but easy. In the first years only 83 cars were produced but until 1900 already over 1.700cars. This immediately brought up other companies that produced cars. One of the most famous one was Daimler in the year 1890. Since the distributor of Daimler, called Jellinek wanted to use it also for races in southern France. He named the car Mercedes, as his daughter’s name. After the biggest order for Daimler at that time was made for Mr. Jellinek of 36 Mercedes Daimler cars, the name started to be established. In the year 1926 the Deutsch Bank suggested a fusion of the two companies Mercedes-Daimler and Benz and the success was born. In the 1930ies the legendary “Silberpfeile” (the silver arrows) were born and succeeded all of the high speed races and rally races. With modern technique and more reliable engines it was possible to win over the competition and the success started to be around the world. Especially the US market started to become the most important export market for Mercedes Benz until the 1980ies other german brands such as BMW and Audi started to become competitors in that market too. In the years 1998 the fusion with Chrysler happened that was dissolved in 2007.

The museum shows a long history and also many installations with more background and side exhibitions of the history of Mercedes Benz.

world's first carMercedes racing cars

The fascination of Mercedes and cars

Already the building in form of a triangle has won many architectural prices and made by a Dutch architect. This is the reason why it is possible to make the visit on 9 different floors and opens opportunities to use them in many varieties for different special exhibitions. Walking through you will see over 130years of automotive history. During the walk you will see two different types of paths:

  1. The Mythology path to show the history of the brand Mercedes Benz.
    1. Mythology pioneers – development of the automotive (1886-1900)
    2. Mythology Mercedes – development of the brand (1901-1914)
    3. Mythology Change – compressor, diesel, gasoline (1914-1945)
    4. Mythology “wonder years” – Form and variety (1945-1960)
    5. Mythology advance thinkers  – Safety and environment (1960- 1982)
    6. Mythology Change – the way to emission free mobility (1982-today)
    7. Mythology “Silberpfeile” (silver arrows) – races and records
  2. The Collection path that shows special edition cars, or anything around the core history.
    1. Collection: travel
    2. Collection: transportation of goods
    3. Collection: helpers
    4. Collection: names
    5. Collection: Héros

During the walk through the museum you have always views over to the town of Stuttgart and to the production site where you will find on the roof a test center for new products and can see sometimes some of the covered vehicles to learn about the future. Sometimes it is possible to see more than you expect, such as camouflaged card, special edition cars and sometimes also a test of a new vehicle around the museum, or sometimes even some of the most expensive cars ever made.

The collection of cars of the brand started already in the 1930ies. Inside the collection are at the moment 1500 facts and 160vehicles.

Before the exit there is the possibility to enjoy a coffee in the cafeteria and then at the end before returning back to the car parking lot there is a very big store of Mercedes Benz Collection goods and also of Mercedes Benz Historic good, as die cast models, fashion, travel, etc.

Enjoy the Mercedes Benz history and be driven there by one of our Mercedes Benz vehicles.

first Mercedes car

Drive with us to Stuttgart and enjoy the nice drive over to it, or combine it with stops in between in a more-days trip in Munich, the King Ludwig’s castles, or the black forest. Learn more about southern Germany. We are looking forward to meet you here in Salzburg, or Austria. Best regards and a good travel Be special Tours!