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Mercedes-Benz Museum

Pay a visit to the inventor of the automobile
Technique and industry
History and tradition
Stuttgart
Germany
Every future has a heritage – visitors to the Mercedes-Benz Museum are able to experience the fascinating interaction between innovation and history at every turn. It is here, directly outside the brand's home plant in Untertürkheim, that more than 130 years of innovative culture can be viewed and admired. More than eight million visitors have already come to the Museum to tour the exhibition and enjoy events ranging from concerts to cinema shows.

The Museum celebrates the automobile invented by Carl Benz in 1886: it relates its history and tells its stories, bringing both alive by placing them in the context of technology, day-to-day life, social history and popular culture. More than 160 vehicles of all types are the main protagonists. They range from some of the oldest automobiles ever built to legendary racing cars and futuristic research vehicles. Together with other exhibits, they form the centrepiece of the permanent exhibition covering a total of 16,500 square metres in twelve rooms. This unparalleled world can be discovered on two tours that follow a "Legend" and "Collection" narrative.

The automotive, cultural and culinary offerings of the Mercedes-Benz Museum are just as multifaceted as automobile history itself. There are also special exhibitions and presentations on a variety of topics.

It is not only the content of the Mercedes-Benz Museum that visitors find fascinating - but also the building that houses this history of innovation. Its unique design comes from the Dutch architect Ben van Berkel of UN Studio. He created a visionary building with walls and ceilings consisting of a double helix of highly individual components. In the early 2000s this construction process was at the very limit of technical feasibility. The structure of the building is reminiscent of the double helix of human DNA, where the genetic information is stored. This also makes the Mercedes-Benz Museum an architectural symbol of the visionary strength of those who invented and developed the automobile. Their energy has remained in the genes of the Mercedes-Benz brand ever since.
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Opening hours

TUE-SUN 9.00-18.00
Box office closing time: 5.00 pm

Address
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Mercedesstraße 100
70372
Stuttgart
Germany
+49 711 17 30000

48.790108, 9.232493