Mercedes Benz Museum in Stuttgart
We came into Stuttgart by train and the first thing we saw was the Mercedes Benz logo on top of the station tower. This surely heralds that the presence of the pioneer of automobiles – Mercedes Benz in Stuttgart. The travel article is about our visit to the Mercedes Benz Museum which displays 125 years of history from the pioneer of the automobile industry.
The Legacy of Mercedes
The highlight of our visit to Stuttgart is the Mercedes-Benz Museum ( https://www.mercedes-benz.com/en/mercedes-benz/classic/museum/ ) . The amazing and skilfully curetted exhibitions greatly impress me even though I have no interest in cars. Built as double helix to represent its uniqueness like human DNA, it takes the visitors on a journey through time in a lift to a height of 34 metres above the ground and transport them back in time to 1886, the birth year of the legendary pioneering invention of Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz – the dawn of automobile. The exhibition is categorised into “Legend” and “Collection” with 160 vehicles and over 1500 exhibits charting over 125 years of the history of automobile from its invention to its present day in chronological order. Visitors are guided through the exhibition over seven floors starting from the top spiralling down via a ramp till the ground floor with stunning displays of the various vehicles produced by the company. I was fascinated to learn the meaning of the three-pointed star of the iconic Mercedes logo, which symbolises the company’s invention for motorization “on land, on water and in the air.” I also learn that the brand name “Mercedes” was named after a little girl called Mercedes, the daughter of Emil Jellinik, a wealthy Austrian businessman who became a promoter and dealer of Daimler automobiles and initiated the use of these high-speed vehicles as racing cars in the early 1900s. It was registered as the official trademark for Mercedes in 1902. Today the three-pointed star and the brand name of Mercedes are symbols of status and reliability.
The key exhibits in the early days.
Some Iconic Mercedes Benz cars
Mercedes Benz and Motor Sport
Tribute to Juan Manual Fangio, five times world champion.
It was one of the most impressive museum visits that I have ever had. It was awe inspiring. Now I know why people treasure the Mercedes Benz they have. It is not like any other car or brand. It is a world icon.
The travel article covers our visit to the Mercedes Benz Museum which displays 125 years of history from the pioneer of the automobile industry
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