Our visit to the Mercedes Benz Museum was part of our German Road trip (that page has links to all the hotels, restaurants and places visited). We stayed at the nearby Hilton Garden Inn and you could walk from there to the museum.
From the museum website:
The Mercedes-Benz Museum is the only museum in the world that can document in a single continuous timeline over 130 years of auto industry history from its very beginnings to the present day. On nine levels and covering a floor space of 16,500 square metres, the museum presents 160 vehicles and over 1,500 exhibits.
That’s a pretty accurate description. On arrival, we took a futuristic elevator to the top floor.
The self-guided tour starts with the oldest first.
We then worked our way down a wide sloping spiral, surrounded by historical events and cars. I’ll post a series of pictures at the end of this review.
My favourite car – the 300SL with gull-wing doors.
My favourite movie vehicle from Jurassic Park – Lost World.
My least favourite exhibit – a Mercedes hand painted by some famous rapper presented as a ‘work of art’. If I were Mercedes, I would have banned the guy from purchasing a Mercedes for life for ruining a good car.
The ground floor has a showroom of all the latest Mercedes models.
We visited the ground floor restaurant. It was pretty sad compared to the excellent restaurant at the Porsche Museum. It wasn’t clear how to obtain food and we first queued at the nearby snack bar, only to be told there was waiter service.
The menu was unexciting and expensive. So if there was one thing I would change about the Mercedes Museum, it would be the restaurant.
We really enjoyed our visit and I’d recommend the Mercedes Benz Museum. If you’re planning to visit the Porsche Museum on the same day, then plan to eat there.
Mercedes Benz Museum
70372 Stuttgart, Germany
+49 711-17 30 000
Day ticket regular: 10 €, reduced: 5 €
If you have a Porsche Museum ticket, you receive 25% off admission and vice versa.
If you have a StuttCard (17 € for 24 hours) you can go free to both Porsche and Mercedes Museums plus a host of other museums and attractions.
Tuesdays to Sundays 9 am to 6 pm (Box office closing time: 5 pm)
Closed on Mondays and selected public holidays.