The spectacular Mercedes-Benz World
Passion, tradition and innovation in the automobile city of Stuttgart
The Mercedes-Benz Museum and the Mercedes-Benz Centre opened its doors in May 2006. Situated right in front of the main Mercedes-Benz production premises in Stuttgart-Untertürkheim and not far away from the Mercedes-Benz Arena, this museum presents and documents the history of the automobile and the myth of the brand Mercedes-Benz. Here the Mercedes-Benz legend can be experienced – from past times to the future.
The fascinating helix structure of the Mercedes-Benz Museum blends naturally with Stuttgart`s surrounding hills, while its height of almost 50 metres makes it a landmark visible from afar. On a total area of some 16.500 metres spanning 9 different levels, the exhibition documents all the important milestones in the Mercedes-Benz history.
The main themes of the exhibition – legendary automobiles, technology and research, adventure, myths and milestones – provide the new museum with a host of stirring stories. One unique attraction with worldwide appeal is the section “Silver Arrow – Races”, which presents around 40 highlights from the company`s long tradition of motor racing history: from the Phoenix racing car and the famous “Blitzen-Benz” right up to the victorious Formula One and DTM racing cars of present day motor sport events. The masterpieces of automotive history now have a home of their own.
In the “Gallery of Names” also on display are fascinating originals with their authentic signs of use, such as the large Type 770 Mercedes used by the Emperor Hirohito and Kaiser Wilhelm II, Konrad Adenauer`s last official limousine or Princess Diana`s red SL.
In the “Fascination of Technology” section visitors can take a look at the Mercedes-Benz laboratories, where engineers show the latest in research, design, development and production.
In the impressive glass building of the Mercedes-Benz Centre the complete range of new passenger vehicles from the current Mercedes-Benz production is on display. The location also houses the service workshop, the passenger car delivery department and the “brand gallery”.
The Mercedes-Benz Museum is linked to the Mercedes-Benz Centre by an 80-metre long axis flooded with light. This connecting building with its shops and catering facilities serves as a relaxation area for visitors. For the youngest guests there is also a children`s area and an inventor`s workshop.
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Mercedes-Benz World Museum
Mercedes-Benz-Strasse 100, D – 70372 Stuttgart
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