Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Mercedes Benz Museum

We finally got to visit the Mercedes Benz Museum after a year and two months of living here in Stuttgart, thanks to our friend who came to visit us last weekend.

The Mercedes Benz Museum, located at the Neckar-Park in Stuttgart, surpasses many dimensions and is the world's largest museum displaying exhibits of just one brand. It is one of Stuttgart's unique attractions and a new city landmark, with it's intertwined double helix structure. It was designed by the team of architects UN Studio van Berkel & Bos in Amsterdam.

It has a vast exhibition area of 16,500 sq.m., where all the eras and milestones from 120 years of Mercedes-Benz history are represented. The museum is not only a Mecca for automobile fans of the world, but also for those interested in architecture.

From the outside, the museum appears to have three storeys, but by virtue of its spiral construction the interior actually has nine different levels. On display are some 80 passenger vehicles, 40 racing and record-breaking cars and 40 utility vehicles.

If you are planning for a visit, be prepared for the ride of your life and quite a fascinating journey through time.

Contact Information:
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Mercedesstrasse 100 (next to the main factory)
70372 Stuttgart

Exhibit hours: Tue-Sun and public holidays (9a.m. - 6p.m.)
Closed: Mondays
Admission: Adults €8.00, Children 4-15yo €4.00
How to get there: Buses 51, 56 or S1 train going to Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion

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